The Second World War

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The Second World War

By Winston S. Churchill; John Keegan (Illustrator)

Mariner Books, Boxed Set, 9780395416853, 4736pp.

Publication Date: May 9, 1986


The definitive, Nobel Prize winning history of World War II, universally acknowledged as a magnificent historical reconstruction and an enduring work of literature

From Britain's darkest and finest hour to the great alliance and ultimate victory, the Second World War remains the most pivotal event of the twentieth century. Winston Churchill was not only the war's greatest leader, he was the free world's singularly eloquent voice of defiance in the face of Nazi tyranny, and it's that voice that animates this six-volume history. Remarkable both for its sweep and for its sense of personal involvement, it begins with "The Gathering Storm"; moves on to "Their Finest Hour," The "Grand Alliance," "The Hinge of Fate," and "Closing the Ring"; and concludes with "Triumph and Tragedy.

About the Author
Winston S. Churchill (1874-1965) has been called by historians "the man of the twentieth century." Prime Minister of Great Britain (1940-1945), Churchill won the Nobel prize for literature in 1953.

About the Author:
John Keegan is and internationally renowned journalist and historian. His books include The Face of Battle and The Mask of Command.