The 30 Most Influential People of World War II (Paperback)

A Ranking

By Alan Axelrod

Permuted Press, 9781682616109, 288pp.

Publication Date: June 5, 2018

List Price: 16.99*
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Here are the true stories of the thirty people who shaped, conducted, won, and lost the biggest, most complex, and most destructive armed conflict the world has ever known.

General Patton said, “The soldier is the army.” This book says, “People are the war.” And even World War II – a conflict of unprecedented scope, magnitude, complexity, and devastation – was the work of individual political leaders, commanders, heroes, and villains. Here are the 30 people who were at the very heart of the world’s deadliest and most consequential war, exposed, studied, and ranked according to influence by an author praised as “one of America’s great military historians.”

About the Author

Called “one of America’s great military historians,” Alan Axelrod is the author of more than 144 books on history, leadership, and war, including Lost Destiny: Joe Kennedy Jr. and the Doomed Mission to Save London, The Real History of World War II: A New Look at the Past, Patton’s Drive: The Making of America’s Greatest General, Bradley: A Biography, and Patton: A Biography.