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The History Buff's Guide to World War II By Thomas R. Flagel,

  • Title: The History Buff's Guide to World War II
  • Author: Thomas R. Flagel
  • ISBN: 9781581824421
  • Page: 492
  • Format: Paperback
  • At a cost of sixty million lives, the largest war in the history of the world devoured cities, gave birth to horrific new weapons, and involved the three worst mass murderers of all time It also gave rise to some of the finest acts of courage, sacrifice, and lasting change ever to benefit human civilization World War II stands as the most important event of the modern agAt a cost of sixty million lives, the largest war in the history of the world devoured cities, gave birth to horrific new weapons, and involved the three worst mass murderers of all time It also gave rise to some of the finest acts of courage, sacrifice, and lasting change ever to benefit human civilization World War II stands as the most important event of the modern age, but it is often the most misunderstood Was it inevitable Could the Axis have won Was D Day the largest invasion ever Who was the greatest military commander The worst Thomas R Flagel unveils the big picture by using detailed top ten lists, ranking the best, worst, first, and most significant elements of the largest and deadliest conflict in history The Gathering Storm What caused the war, what made it span the globe and what did people do to try and stop it from coming Politics The most influential speeches, the worst tyrants, and the most important acts of government Military Life The world of unsung soldiers, what they ate, how they lived, and how they died The Home Front Civilians and the hardships they endured, the songs they sang, and the ways they fought back In Retrospect The best commanders, worst mistakes, most decisive battles, and greatest heroines Perusing the War The best avenues for time travel, including historic sites, activities, genealogy, books, and film From the rise of Adolf Hitler to the fall of Hiroshima and beyond, The History Buff s Guide TM to World War II brings a new and compelling perspective to an epoch that fractured the past and formed our world today.
    The History Buff s Guide to World War II At a cost of sixty million lives the largest war in the history of the world devoured cities gave birth to horrific new weapons and involved the three worst mass murderers of all time It also gave

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    1. Should be titled The Cracked Guide to WW2 The book is a collection of short chapters organized as top 10 lists Great format for websurfing cubicle drones, history buffs not so much Some of the chapters are moderately interesting, others made me want to tear out my hair in frustration There s nothing here that couldn t be gleaned from an afternoon s reading on , and some of the the entries are remarkably uninsightful.Avoids the 1 star because it would be decent bathroom reading.

    2. This book was well written if it were a comedy.Using a multitude of big words to fill in the gaps of information such as some dates, places, and other important facts, it s almost a joke A literal joke with a few snide remarks at mainly the Axis and a few unliked Allies, it is almost in reverse with how it is written Going from the most interesting or most relevant in a crescendo of awkwardness, you lose interest after a few lists It mentions a few items, one being The White Cliffs of Dover by V [...]

    3. I believe Mr Flagel did a pretty impressive job at incorporating almost every perspective of the war within the book, mentioning the front lines, refugees, home front, and politics While many of these lists are great and interesting there are a few that were less than outstanding, and at times I wanted to just skip ahead Despite this though, there are many unique and insightful lists, than there are strange and biased That is another thing I would add, the author does incorporate a significant [...]

    4. This book is a little about can t see the trees for the forest Most likely written by someone who is than a buff which is proven by his extensive notes and bibliography at the end of the book As a reader who is interested in the topic and fairly well versed in the dates and important events I found this to still be too much, especially when he explores the causes The format Top 10 figures, battles, mistakes, etc fits well with some topics and not as well with others It did get interesting and [...]

    5. Reading this book brought out my history nerd In the prologue the author states this Using top ten lists, the intent is to provide a compelling overview, employing comparison and contrast to give a different and balanced perspective on people, places and events He starts out each list with brief background information and criteria for each topic His lists include such subjects as the top ten causes of war, the top ten speeches, the top ten items in a soldier s diet and so many varied topics.Did [...]

    6. Full of facts, which I love Although I don t care so much for the format of organizing the info into lists of ten Some of the lists represent the author s opinions, which are interesting.For example, he has lists of the best and worst of the military commanders Unsurprisingly, the best general is Zhukov, the great Russian marshal The best German is considered to be Guderian, the architect of blitzkrieg But Rommel is on the list of the worst generals and I don t think I can agree with that But th [...]

    7. A good overview of world war II Doesn t get lost in details but does present key information objectively Addresses the roles of all the nations involved in this, the most massive conflict in history.

    8. This was an interesting book of lists about WWII Some of them, like the lists about famous women and the list about myths of WWII were very interesting The list about the causes of the war had some surprises on there for me All in all a pretty great read if you re interested in WWII.

    9. Although at first sight the top 10 format this boos uses to rank people, discoveries and events about WWII might seem vague and shallow, it actually offers a good starting point for people wanting to know about not so common issues of this war

    10. I really enjoyed the way this book is presented is basically shown in top ten lists Everthing from people to battles Well worth it

    11. This is how I imagine USA Today would have covered WW2, and I mean that in the most complimentary way possible Lots of information in a very concise and easy to digest format.

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