The definitive short account of history's most famous air battle
Richard Overy is Professor of History at the University of Exeter. His books include Why the Allies Won, Russia's War, The Morbid Age, and The Dictators, which won the Wolfson and the Hessell Tiltman Prizes for history in 2005.
As an objective reassessment of this most critical of struggles,
cogently argued and concisely written, The Battle of Britain
is hard to beat -- Saul David * Sunday Telegraph *
A captivating and readable analysis of the fragile circumstances of Britain's victory * Observer *
Succeeds brilliantly ... puts the battle in context, and along the way a lot of myths bite the dust -- Robin Knight * Time *
Brilliant * The Economist *