From the impact of the Hiroshima bombing to the horrors wreaked by the Red Army and the Nazis, Catherwood makes clear the legacy of the war today. Full of text-boxes revealing key details about intelligence, weaponry, and the social milieu of the conflict, there is no better brief introduction.
'Erudite, incisive and well-balanced, this is a signal achievement. It strikes an informative, educational tone that both newcomers and veterans will find embracing.'
'Recommended. This book provides the why, when, and how of the conflict, and explains how people’s lives today have been shaped by the most convulsive event in history.'
'This is a wonderfully readable guide to the history of World War II. Christopher Catherwood leads us through complex events with remarkable sure footedness.'