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Inferno : the world at war, 1939-45 / by Max Hastings.

By: Hastings, Max.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011Description: xx, 729 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780307273598; 0307273598.Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945DDC classification: 940.54 LOC classification: D743 | .H364 2011
Contents:
Poland betrayed -- No peace, little war -- Blitzkriegs in the west -- Britain alone -- The Mediterranean -- Barbarossa -- Moscow saved, Leningrad starved -- America embattled -- Japan's season of triumph -- Swings of fortune -- The British at sea -- The furnace: Russia in 1942 -- Living with war -- Out of Africa -- The bear turns: Russia in 1943 -- Divided empires -- Asian fronts -- Italy: high hopes, sour fruits -- War in the sky -- Victims -- Europe becomes a battlefield -- Japan: defying fate -- Germany besieged -- The fall of the Third Reich -- Japan prostrate -- Victors and vanquished.
Summary: A monumental work that shows us at once the truly global reach of World War II, and its deeply personal consequences. Hastings simultaneously traces the major developments and puts them into real human context. He also explores some of the darker and less explored regions of the war's penumbra, including the conflict between the Soviet Union and Finland; and the Bengal famine in 1943 and 1944.
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Originally published: London : HarperPress, 2010.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Poland betrayed -- No peace, little war -- Blitzkriegs in the west -- Britain alone -- The Mediterranean -- Barbarossa -- Moscow saved, Leningrad starved -- America embattled -- Japan's season of triumph -- Swings of fortune -- The British at sea -- The furnace: Russia in 1942 -- Living with war -- Out of Africa -- The bear turns: Russia in 1943 -- Divided empires -- Asian fronts -- Italy: high hopes, sour fruits -- War in the sky -- Victims -- Europe becomes a battlefield -- Japan: defying fate -- Germany besieged -- The fall of the Third Reich -- Japan prostrate -- Victors and vanquished.

A monumental work that shows us at once the truly global reach of World War II, and its deeply personal consequences. Hastings simultaneously traces the major developments and puts them into real human context. He also explores some of the darker and less explored regions of the war's penumbra, including the conflict between the Soviet Union and Finland; and the Bengal famine in 1943 and 1944.

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