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Praised as "the best military historian of our generation" by Tom Clancy, John Keegan reconsiders his masterful study of World War II, The Second World War, with a new foreword Keegan examines each theater of the war, focusing on five crucial battles and offering new insights into the distinctive methods and motivations of modern warfare. In eloquent, perceptive analyses of the airborne battle of Crete, the carrier battle of Midway, the tank battle of Falaise, the city battle of Berlin, and the amphibious battle of Okinawa, Keegan illuminates the strategic dilemmas faced by the leaders and the consequences of their decisions on the fighting men and the course of the war as a whole. An extraordinary, definitive history, The Second World War will be required reading for generations to come. "The Second World War merits the acceptance as the standard work that it will surely recieve." -The Washington Post "If you want to know how it happened, read Keegan's thoughtful and elegant prose." -Los Angeles Times
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John Keegan, one of the most distinguished contemporary military historians, was for many years Senior Lecturer at Sandhurst, the British Royal Military Academy, and Defense Editor of the London Daily Telegraph. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Keegan is the author of numerous books including The Face of Battle, The Mask of Command, The Price of Admiralty, Six Armies in Normandy, and The Second World War (all available from Penguin). if (SYM == "BIO") { document.writeln(""); } else { document.writeln(""); }

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Boldly written and fair-minded. ("The New York Times Book Review") Analytical, concise, and coherent ... If you want to know how it happened, read Keegan's thoughtful and elegant prose. ("Los Angeles Times Book Review") "Truly magnificent . . . The best military historian of our generation." -Tom Clancy "The Second World War merits the acceptance as the standard work that it will surely recieve . . Features the eloquences we have come to expect of John Keegan." -The Washington Post "Analytical, concise, and coherent . . . If you want to know how it happened, read Keegan's thoughtful and elegant prose." -Los Angeles Times "To write history is to choose, and Mr. Keegan's choices and preferences are as interesting and stimulating as any I have seen . . . Boldy written and fair minded." -New York Times Book Review

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