search for books and compare prices
cover image
World War Two: A Short History
Price
Store
Arrives
Preparing
Shipping
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available. Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Jump down to see edition details for: Hardcover
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Gardners Books
Publication date January 8, 2013
Pages 272
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781846141393
ISBN-10 1846141397
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.50 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.88 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $27.70
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A pacy, compelling and penetrating account from Wolfson Prize-winning author Norman Stone, that shows World War Two in a fresh new light. The Second World War is the nightmare that sits at the heart of the modern era - a total refutation of any notion of human progress and a conflict which still haunts us seventy years on. Norman Stone's gripping new book aims to tell the narrative of the war in as brief a compass as possible, making a sometimes familiar story utterly fresh and arresting. As with his highly acclaimed World War One: A Short History, there is a compelling sense of a terrible story unfolding, of a sceptical and humorous intelligence at work, and a wish to convey to an audience who may well have no memory of the conflict just how high the stakes were. This is a beautifully written, clever and imaginative attempt to convey what can almost not be conveyed. About the author: Norman Stone is one of Britain's greatest historians. His major works include The Eastern Front, 1914-1917 (winner of the Wolfson Prize and published by Penguin), Europe Transformed and The Atlantic and Its Enemies (published by Penguin). He has taught at the universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Bilkent, where he is now Director of the Turkish-Russian Centre. He lives in Ankara. Reviews: "Professor Norman Stone has achieved the impossible; he has somehow written a comprehensive history of the Second World War in just under 200 pages, summarising the entire conflict while leaving out nothing of importance and bringing his lifetime of study of the subject to bear in a witty, incisive and immensely readable way...Norman Stone has proved yet again that he is one of the most original, witty and powerful British historians writing today". (Andrew Roberts, Standpoint). "The joy and strength of this compact history, besides its trenchancy and, in the publishers' words, the "sceptical and humorous intelligence at work", is its narrative clarity ...a book to clear the mind after the grand tour of the big volumes". (Allan Mallinson, The Times). "Novices will receive a painless introduction, but educated readers should not pass up the highly opinionated prologue and epilogue and the author's trademark acerbic commentary throughout...Readers of all stripes ...will find plenty to ponder". (Kirkus Reviews).

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780465013722 Book cover for 9781846141393
 
from Basic Books (January 8, 2013)
9780465013722 | details & prices | 238 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $25.00
About: After the unprecedented destruction of the Great War, the world longed for a lasting peace.
The price comparison is for this edition
from Gardners Books (January 8, 2013)
9781846141393 | details & prices | 272 pages | 5.50 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.88 lbs | List price $27.70
About: A pacy, compelling and penetrating account from Wolfson Prize-winning author Norman Stone, that shows World War Two in a fresh new light.

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. isbn.nu is not a bookseller, just an information source.