Author(s): Hanson, Victor Davis,
Date of Publication: 28/01/2020,
Pagination: 720 pages,
Imprint: Basic Books,
Published By: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US,
Book Classification: Military history, Second World War, Naval forces & warfare, Air forces & warfare
It was only in time that these battles coalesced into one war. In The Second World Wars, esteemed military historian Victor Davis Hanson examines how and why this happened, focusing in detail on how the war was fought in the air, at sea, and on land-and thus where, when, and why the Allies won. Throughout, Hanson also situates World War II squarely within the history of war in the West over the past 2,500 years.
In profound ways, World War II was unique: the most lethal event in human history, with 50 million dead, the vast majority of them civilians. But, as Hanson demonstrates, the war's origins were not entirely novel; it was reformulations of ancient ideas of racial and cultural superiority that fueled the global bloodbath.