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  • Spitfire Pilot by David Crook
    Spitfire Pilot (Paperback) David Crook, Richard Overy

    Spitfire Pilot was written in 1940 in the heat of battle when the RAF stood alone against the might of Hitler's Third Reich. It is a tremendous personal account of one of the fiercest and most idealised air conflicts, The Battle of Britain, seen through the eyes of a pilot of the famous 609 Squadron.

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  • The Bombing War by Richard Overy
    The Bombing War (Paperback) Richard Overy

    Tells the history of the Blitz in the Second World War. This book examines the well-known parts of the campaign, and the significance of bombing on many other fronts - the German use of bombers on the Eastern Front for example (and discovered material on the more familiar 'Blitz' on Britain), or the Allied campaigns against Italian cities.

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  • Why The Allies Won by Richard Overy
    Why The Allies Won (Paperback) Richard Overy

    The Allied victory in 1945 - though comprehensive - was far from inevitable. Richard Overy casts a brilliant light on the most important turning-point of the modern age.

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  • The Battle of Britain by Richard Overy
    The Battle of Britain (Paperback) Richard Overy

    How close did Britain really come to invasion during this time? What were Hitler and Churchill's motives? And what was the battle's real effect on the outcome of the war? This title deals with these questions.

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  • The Road to War by Richard Overy
    The Road to War (Paperback) Richard Overy, Andrew Wheatcroft

    Hailed on publication as a thought-provoking, authoritative analysis of the true beginnings of the Second World War, this revised edition of The Road to War is essential reading for anyone interested in this momentous period of history. Taking each major nation in turn, the book tells the story of their road to war;

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  • Russia's War by Richard Overy
    Russia's War (English, Paperback) Richard Overy

    Presents an account of the greatest military encounter in human history. This title describes the events of 1941-45 in which the Soviet Union, after initial catastrophes, destroyed Hitler's Third Reich and shaped European history for the next half Century.

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  • The Air War by Richard Overy
    The Air War (English, Paperback) Richard Overy

    Originally published in 1980 and still the best one-volume aerial history of World War II, Richard Overy's classic work remains profound and highly origi-nal.

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  • The Nemesis of Power by Sir John Wheeler Wheeler-Bennett
    The Nemesis of Power (English, Paperback) Sir John Wheeler Wheeler-Bennett, Richard Overy

    The author reveals the extent of the Army's responsibility for bringing the Nazi regime to power, for tolerating the infamies of that regime once it had attained power, and for not taking the measures - at a time when only the Army could have taken them - to remove it from power.

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  • 1939 by Professor of History Richard Overy
    1939 (English, Paperback) Professor of History Richard Overy

    Recreates the final days of peace before Germany's invasion of Poland and the beginning of World War II, as both Germany and the Allies used secret intelligence to gauge the enemy and Poland defended its newfound independence.

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  • The Battle of Britain by Richard Overy
    The Battle of Britain (English, Paperback) Richard Overy

    "A concise, penetrating account....This stirring book inspires an admiration for British courage."-New York Times Book Review

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  • The Dictators by Richard Overy
    The Dictators (English, Paperback) Richard Overy

    "A book of great importance; it surpasses all others in breadth and depth."--Commentary

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  • The Oxford Illustrated History of World War Two by Richard Overy
    The Oxford Illustrated History of World War Two (English, Hardback) Richard Overy

    World War Two re-assessed for a new generation, from the 1930s through to the beginnings of the Cold War. A stimulating and thought-provoking new interpretation of one of the most terrible episodes in world history.

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  • And Some Fell on Stony Ground by Leslie Mann
    And Some Fell on Stony Ground (English, Hardback) Leslie Mann

    Published with Imperial War Museums - a powerful fictionalised memoir of a bomber crew member, introduced by award-winning historian Richard Overy

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  • Germany: Since 1800 v. 3 by Sheilagh Ogilvie
    Germany: Since 1800 v. 3 (English, Paperback) Sheilagh Ogilvie

    The third volume of this three-volume history focuses on Germany's late but explosive economic transformation after 1800, the cycles of war, defeat, and dictatorship from 1914 to 1950, and the 'German miracle' after 1950. With original contributions from an international team of scholars, this volume represents some of the best work in the field

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  • RAF by Richard Overy
    RAF (English, Hardback) Richard Overy

    A great historian's masterful account of the origins of air power in the RAF.

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  • The Origins of the Second World War by Richard Overy
    The Origins of the Second World War (English, Paperback) Richard Overy

    "Exploring the reasons why the Second World War broke out in September 1939 and why a European conflict developed into a war that spanned the globe, The Origins of the Second World War argues that this was not just 'Hitler's War' but one that had its roots and origins in the decline of the old empires of Britain and France and the rise of ambitious new powers in Germany, Italy and Japan who wanted...

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  • The Long Aftermath by Manuel Braganca
    The Long Aftermath (English, Paperback) Manuel Braganca

    The hostilities in Europe from 1936 to 1945 have exerted enormous influence over the cultural life of Europe. Bringing together over twenty leading scholars across disciplines, this interdisciplinary volume investigates the intertwining dynamics of Europeans' individual and collective memories and the ways in which they have shaped cultural forms.

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  • The New York Times Complete World War 2 by Richard Overy
    The New York Times Complete World War 2 (English, Hardback) Richard Overy

    Experience the history, politics and tragedy of World War II as never before seen through the original, often first-hand daily reportage of The New York Times.

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  • The Bombers and the Bombed by Professor of History Richard Overy
    The Bombers and the Bombed (English, Paperback) Professor of History Richard Overy

    ?An essential part of the literature of World War II.? ?Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post...

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  • A History of War in 100 Battles by Professor of History Richard Overy
    A History of War in 100 Battles (English, Hardback) Professor of History Richard Overy

    Their very names--Gettysburg, Waterloo, Stalingrad--evoke images of great triumph and equally great suffering, moments when history seemed to hang in the balance. Considered in relation to each other, such battles--and others of less immediate renown--offer insight into the changing nature of armed combat, advances in technology, shifts in strategy and thought, as well as altered geopolitical...

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