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Blood and ruins : the last imperial war, 1931-1945 ... Read More

Overy, R. J.,(author.).

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Covington Branch 940.53 O96b 2022 (Text) 33126024762258 New Adult Nonfiction Checked out 08/18/2022
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  • ISBN: 9780670025169
  • ISBN: 067002516X
  • Physical Description: xliii, 990 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First North American edition.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Viking, [2022]

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"First published in Great Britain by Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Random House Ltd., London, in ... Read More
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Includes bibliographical references (pages ... Read More
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Prologue: 'Blood and Ruins' -- The Age of Imperial ... Read More
Summary, etc.:
"A thought-provoking and original reassessment of ... Read More
Subject: World War, 1939-1945.
Imperialism.

  • Baker & Taylor
    Britain’s leading military historian reassesses World War II and its aftermath, arguing that it was the culmination of a century-long campaign of global imperial expansion and not just a military conflict between the Allied and Axis states. Illustrations.
  • Baker & Taylor
    "A thought-provoking and original reassessment of World War II, from Britain's leading military historian Richard Overy sets out in Blood and Ruins to recast the way in which we view the Second World War and its origins and aftermath. As one of Britain'smost decorated and respected World War II historians, he argues that this was the "last imperial war," with almost a century-long lead-up of global imperial expansion, which reached its peak in the territorial ambitions of Italy, Germany and Japan in the1930s and early 1940s, before descending into the largest and costliest war in human history and the end, after 1945, of all territorial empires. Overy also argues for a more global perspective on the war, one that looks broader than the typical focus onmilitary conflict between the Allied and Axis states. Above all, Overy explains the bitter cost for those involved in fighting, and the exceptional level of crime and atrocity that marked the war and its protracted aftermath-which extended far beyond 1945. Blood and Ruins is a masterpiece, a new and definitive look at the ultimate struggle over the future of the global order, which will compel us to view the war in novel and unfamiliar ways. Thought-provoking, original and challenging, Blood and Ruins sets out to understand the war anew"--
  • Penguin Putnam
    “Monumental… [A] vast and detailed study that is surely the finest single-volume history of World War II. Richard Overy has given us a powerful reminder of the horror of war and the threat posed by dictators with dreams of empire.” – The Wall Street Journal
     
    A thought-provoking and original reassessment of World War II, from Britain’s leading military historian
     
    A New York Times bestseller


    Richard Overy sets out in Blood and Ruins to recast the way in which we view the Second World War and its origins and aftermath. As one of Britain’s most decorated and respected World War II historians, he argues that this was the “last imperial war,” with almost a century-long lead-up of global imperial expansion, which reached its peak in the territorial ambitions of Italy, Germany and Japan in the 1930s and early 1940s, before descending into the largest and costliest war in human history and the end, after 1945, of all territorial empires.
     
    Overy also argues for a more global perspective on the war, one that looks broader than the typical focus on military conflict between the Allied and Axis states. Above all, Overy explains the bitter cost for those involved in fighting, and the exceptional level of crime and atrocity that marked the war and its protracted aftermath—which extended far beyond 1945.
     
    Blood and Ruins is a masterpiece, a new and definitive look at the ultimate struggle over the future of the global order, which will compel us to view the war in novel and unfamiliar ways. Thought-provoking, original and challenging, Blood and Ruins sets out to understand the war anew.

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