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  • The Bombing War
    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
    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 Origins of the Second World War
    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 Times Complete History of the World
    The Times Complete History of the World (Hardback) Richard Overy

    The ultimate work of historical reference

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  • The Inter-War Crisis
    The Inter-War Crisis (English, Paperback) Richard Overy

    The Inter-War Crisis is a concise yet analytical overview of the rapidly-changing world between 1918 and 1939, covering the political, economic and social instability that resulted from the First World War and the eventual descent towards the fresh upheaval of the Second World War....

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  • The Road to War
    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
    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 Battle of Britain
    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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  • And Some Fell on Stony Ground
    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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  • The Dictators
    The Dictators (English, Paperback) Richard Overy

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

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  • Interrogations
    Interrogations (English, Paperback) Professor of History Richard Overy

    While the trial of Hitler's fallen elite at Nuremberg has been thoroughly documented, the interval between the Nazis' capture in May and June 1945 and the start of the actual trial in late November has until now remained shrouded in shadow. With Interrogations, acclaimed historian Richard Overy opens a new window into the Third Reich, providing an intimate glimpse of the savage dictatorship in its...

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  • The Battle of Britain Experience
    The Battle of Britain Experience (English, Hardback) Richard Overy

    On 18th June 1940, Churchill declared in the House of Commons - "The Battle of France is over... the Battle for Britain is about to begin". With the fall of France, Great Britain was Hitler's last remaining stepping-stone to European domination.

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  • A History of War in 100 Battles
    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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  • The Battle of Britain
    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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  • 1939
    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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  • Why the Allies Won
    Why the Allies Won (English, Paperback) Professor of History Richard Overy

    "Overy has written a masterpiece of analytical history, posing and answering one of the great questions of the century."?Sunday Times (London)

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  • 1939
    1939 (Paperback) Richard Overy

    24 August 1939: The fate of the world is hanging in the balance. Hitler has ambitions to invade Poland and hopes Stalin will now help him. The West must try to stop him. Nothing was predictable or inevitable. The West hoped that Hitler would see sense if they stood firm. Hitler was convinced the West would back down.

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  • The Dictators
    The Dictators (Paperback) Richard Overy

    Half a century after their deaths, the dictatorships of Stalin and Hitler still cast a long and terrible shadow over the modern world. They were the most destructive and lethal regimes in history, murdering millions. They fought the largest and costliest war in all history.

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  • 20th Century
    20th Century (Hardback) Richard Overy

    From global wars to the digital revolution, this book explores the world-changing events of the 20th century decade-by-decade. It covers the events, the people and the political and cultural milestones that have shaped our world using a fresh new approach.

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  • Bombing, States and Peoples in Western Europe 1940-1945
    Bombing, States and Peoples in Western Europe 1940-1945 (English, Paperback) Richard Overy

    Aims to treat bombing during WWII as a European phenomenon and not just the 'Blitz' on Britain and Germany. This book provides the basis for a comparison of the experience of western states under the impact of bombing. It considers the political, cultural, and social responses to bombing rather than the military, strategic, and social dimensions.

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