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Product Description: Experience the history, politics, and tragedy of World War II through the original, often firsthand daily reportage of The New York Times, our country's newspaper of record.The Times' complete coverage of World War II is now available in a paperback edition of this unique book...read more
By Tom Brokaw (foreword by), New York Times Company (corporate author) and Richard Overy (editor)

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9780316393966 | Black Dog & Leventhal Pub, September 20, 2016, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: Experience the history, politics, and tragedy of World War II through the original, often firsthand daily reportage of The New York Times, our country's newspaper of record.

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9781138124110 | 3 revised edition (Routledge, August 2, 2016), cover price $145.00 | About this edition: 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.
9781138137936 | 2 revised edition (Routledge, January 29, 2016), cover price $165.00 | About this edition: The inter-war years were, at the time, perceived to be years of crisis across the world.

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9781138963252 | 3 revised edition (Routledge, August 2, 2016), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: 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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Product Description: 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 large empires of their own...read more

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9781138124134 | 4 revised edition (Routledge, June 24, 2016), cover price $145.00 | About this edition: 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 large empires of their own.
9781138835214 | 3 reprint edition (Routledge, December 22, 2014), cover price $140.00 | About this edition: The book explores the reasons why the Second World War broke out in September 1939 and not sooner, and why a European war expanded into world war by 1941.

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9781138963269 | 4 revised edition (Routledge, June 24, 2016), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: 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 large empires of their own.
9781405824699 | 3 edition (Taylor & Francis, July 11, 2008), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: The book explores the reasons why the Second World War broke out in September 1939 and not sooner, and why a European war expanded into world war by 1941.

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Product Description: And Some Fell on Stony Ground is a short story by Leslie Mann, published in association with the Imperial War Museums. A rear gunner in the RAF, he was shot down in Whitley Bomber in a raid over Düsseldorf on June 20, 1941.After the war, in addition to working for Pathé News and as an international war correspondent, he chronicled his experiences as an RAF "Bomber Boy" in a fictional narrative...read more
By Leslie Mann and Richard Overy (introduced by)

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9781848318380 | Icon Books, October 20, 2015, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: And Some Fell on Stony Ground is a short story by Leslie Mann, published in association with the Imperial War Museums.

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Product Description: Written by leading World War II historian Richard Overy and vividly illustrated, this valuable reference captures this momentous period in history and delivers large amounts of information with maximum impact. The global flow of events from the German blitzkrieg against Poland in September 1939 to the atomic bombing of Japan in August 1945, and from the islands of the South Pacific to Norwegian fjords beyond the Arctic Circle, is illuminated by the author's keen insights on weapons, strategy, and tactics...read more

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9780233004501 | 70 box pck edition (Andre Deutsch Ltd, September 1, 2015), cover price $75.00 | About this edition: Written by leading World War II historian Richard Overy and vividly illustrated, this valuable reference captures this momentous period in history and delivers large amounts of information with maximum impact.

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 landscapes. The most significant military engagements in history define the very nature of war. In his newest book, Richard Overy plumbs over 3,000 years of history, from the Fall of Troy in 1200 BC to the Fall of Baghdad in 2003, to locate the 100 battles that he believes the most momentous. Arranged by themes such as leadership, innovation, deception, and courage under fire, Overy presents engaging essays on each battle that together provide a rich picture of how combat has changed through the ages, as well as highlighting what has remained consistent despite advances in technology. The battles covered here offer a wide geographic sweep, from ancient Greece to China, Constantinople to Moscow, North to South America, providing a picture of the dominant empires across time and context for comparison between various military cultures. From familiar engagements like Thermopylae (480 BC), Verdun (1916), and the Tet Offensive (1968) to lesser-studied battles such as Zama (202 BC), Arsuf (1191), and Navarino Bay (1827), Overy presents the key actors, choices, and contingencies, focusing on those details--sometimes overlooked--that decided the battle. The American victory at the Battle of Midway, for example, was determined by only ten bombs. It was, as Wellington said of Waterloo, a "near run thing." Rather than focusing on the question of victory or defeat, Overy examines what an engagement can tell us on a larger level about the history of warfare itself. New weapons and tactics can have a sudden impact on the outcome of a battle--but so too can leadership, or the effects of a clever deception, or raw courage. Overy offers a deft and visually captivating look at the engagements that have shaped the course of human history, and changed the face of warfare.

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9780199390717 | Oxford Univ Pr, November 3, 2014, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Their very names--Gettysburg, Waterloo, Stalingrad--evoke images of great triumph and equally great suffering, moments when history seemed to hang in the balance.

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9780007452514 | Harpercollins Pub Ltd, August 27, 2015, cover price $16.10

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Product Description: On June 18, 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...read more

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9780233004525 | Andre Deutsch Ltd, August 1, 2015, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: On June 18, 1940, Churchill declared in the House of Commons: "The Battle of France is over.

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Product Description: World War Two was the most devastating conflict in recorded human history. It was both global in extent and total in character. It has understandably left a long and dark shadow across the decades. Yet it is three generations since hostilities formally ended in 1945 and the conflict is now a lived memory for only a few...read more
By Richard Overy (editor)

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9780199605828 | Oxford Univ Pr, June 1, 2015, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: World War Two was the most devastating conflict in recorded human history.

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9780387537870, titled "Differential Games: Developments in Modelling and Computation : Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Differential Games and Applications" | Springer Verlag, July 1, 1991, cover price $48.00 | also contains Differential Games: Developments in Modelling and Computation : Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Differential Games and Applications

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Product Description: The Third Reich was the name Hitler and the Nazi Party gave to the dictatorship that began in 1933 and ended twelve years later with the utter destruction of Germany and Hitler's suicide. Defined by the messianic, iconic figure of the Fuhrer, the Third Reich was one of the pivotal periods of the modern age...read more

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9781623654566 | Quercus, May 5, 2015, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: The Third Reich was the name Hitler and the Nazi Party gave to the dictatorship that began in 1933 and ended twelve years later with the utter destruction of Germany and Hitler's suicide.

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Product Description: “An essential part of the literature of World War II.” —Jonathan Yardley, The Washington PostFrom acclaimed World War II historian Richard Overy comes this startling new history of the controversial Allied bombing war against Germany and German-occupied Europe...read more

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9780670025152 | Viking Pr, February 20, 2014, cover price $36.00

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9780143126249, titled "The Bombers and the Bombed: Allied Air War over Europe, 1940-1945" | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, April 28, 2015), cover price $18.00 | also contains The Bombers and the Bombed: Allied Air War over Europe 1940-1945 | About this edition: “An essential part of the literature of World War II.
9780373334551, titled "La Otra / The Other: Null" | Harlequin Books, May 1, 1998, cover price $3.50 | also contains LA Otra, The Bombers and the Bombed: Allied Air War over Europe 1940-1945

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Product Description: “An essential part of the literature of World War II.” —Jonathan Yardley, The Washington PostFrom acclaimed World War II historian Richard Overy comes this startling new history of the controversial Allied bombing war against Germany and German-occupied Europe...read more

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9780143126249, titled "The Bombers and the Bombed: Allied Air War over Europe, 1940-1945" | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, April 28, 2015), cover price $18.00 | also contains The Bombers and The Bombed: Allied Air War over Europe 1940-1945 | About this edition: “An essential part of the literature of World War II.
9780373334551, titled "La Otra / The Other: Null" | Harlequin Books, May 1, 1998, cover price $3.50 | also contains LA Otra, The Bombers and The Bombed: Allied Air War over Europe 1940-1945

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Product Description: Experience the history, politics, and tragedy of World War II as never before seen through the original, often firsthand daily reportage of The New York Times, our country's newspaper of record.The Times' complete coverage of World War II is now available for the first time in this unique package...read more
By Tom Brokaw (foreword by) and Richard Overy

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9781579129446 | Har/dvdr edition (Black Dog & Leventhal Pub, November 5, 2013), cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Experience the history, politics, and tragedy of World War II as never before seen through the original, often firsthand daily reportage of The New York Times, our country's newspaper of record.

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Product Description: The ultimate history of the Blitz and bombing in the Second World War, from Wolfson Prize-winning historian and author Richard Overy The use of massive fleets of bombers to kill and terrorize civilians was an aspect of the Second World War which continues to challenge the idea that Allies specifically fought a 'moral' war...read more

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9780713995619 | Gardners Books, September 26, 2013, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: The ultimate history of the Blitz and bombing in the Second World War, from Wolfson Prize-winning historian and author Richard Overy The use of massive fleets of bombers to kill and terrorize civilians was an aspect of the Second World War which continues to challenge the idea that Allies specifically fought a 'moral' war.

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Product Description: Heinz Knoke was one of the outstanding German fighter pilots of World War II and this vivid first-hand record of his experiences has become a classic among aviation memoirs, a best-selling counter-balance to the numerous accounts written by Allied pilots...read more
By Heinz Knoke and Richard Overy (introduced by)

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9781848326484 | Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc, March 19, 2012, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Heinz Knoke was one of the outstanding German fighter pilots of World War II and this vivid first-hand record of his experiences has become a classic among aviation memoirs, a best-selling counter-balance to the numerous accounts written by Allied pilots.

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Product Description: Hermann Goering was Hitler’s most loyal supporter, his designated successor, and the second most powerful man in the Third Reich. One of the main architects of the Nazi regime, he was also instrumental in the creation of the Gestapo and directly ordered the Final Solution...read more

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9781848859326 | New edition (Tauris Parke Paperbacks, January 31, 2012), cover price $18.00 | About this edition: Hermann Goering was Hitler’s most loyal supporter, his designated successor, and the second most powerful man in the Third Reich.

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Product Description: "Overy's book is easily the best account of Europe's descent into...death and destruction." --Evening Standard (London)A brilliantly concise narrative of the days leading to the outbreak of history's greatest conflagration, 1939 takes readers hour by hour through the nail-biting decisions that determined the fate of millions...read more

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9780143120063 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, September 27, 2011), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: "Overy's book is easily the best account of Europe's descent into.

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9781400118670 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, September 23, 2010), cover price $24.99 | About this edition: On August 24, 1939, the world held its collective breath as Hitler and Stalin signed the now infamous nonaggression pact, signaling an imminent invasion of Poland and daring Western Europe to respond.
9781400168675 | Mp3 una edition (Tantor Media Inc, September 23, 2010), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: On August 24, 1939, the world held its collective breath as Hitler and Stalin signed the now infamous nonaggression pact, signaling an imminent invasion of Poland and daring Western Europe to respond.

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Product Description: Endorsed by, and including rare facsimile memorabilia from, the Imperial War Museum, one of the world's biggest museums specializing in 20th-century military conflictWritten by leading historian Richard Overy, Britain at War transports the reader right back into the heart of the action...read more

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9781847328533 | Carlton Books Ltd, September 1, 2011, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: Endorsed by, and including rare facsimile memorabilia from, the Imperial War Museum, one of the world's biggest museums specializing in 20th-century military conflictWritten by leading historian Richard Overy, Britain at War transports the reader right back into the heart of the action.

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Product Description: This is the first book to treat bombing during WWII as a European phenomenon and not just the 'Blitz' on Britain and Germany.>
By Claudia Baldoli (editor), Andrew Knapp (editor) and Richard Overy (editor)

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9781441192547 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, September 1, 2011, cover price $130.00 | About this edition: This is the first book to treat bombing during WWII as a European phenomenon and not just the 'Blitz' on Britain and Germany.

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9781441185686 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, September 1, 2011, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: This is the first book to treat bombing during WWII as a European phenomenon and not just the 'Blitz' on Britain and Germany.

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Product Description: Las dictaduras de Hitler y Stalin, los dos regimentes mas letales de la historia, protagonizaron la guerra mas devastadora que jamas haya conocido la humanidad. Multiples paralelismos y semejanzas se han establecido entre nazismo y comunismo: el culto enfermizo al lider, las promesas de un futuro utopico, el terror como arma politica y la absoluta negacion de las libertades y derechos individuales...read more

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9788483832837 | Tusquets Editor, January 15, 2011, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Las dictaduras de Hitler y Stalin, los dos regimentes mas letales de la historia, protagonizaron la guerra mas devastadora que jamas haya conocido la humanidad.

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Product Description: En esta obra, el historiador Richard Overy reconstruye la terrible guerra de nervios entablada en los dias que precedieron al estallido de la I Guerra Mundial, caracterizados por las amenazas entre gobiernos, el juego estrategico de adivinar hasta donde seria capaz de llegar el contrario y la creciente sospecha de que el mundo, al borde del abismo, afrontaba uno de sus peores momentos...read more

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9788483832561 | Italian edition edition (Tusquets Editor, December 15, 2010), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: En esta obra, el historiador Richard Overy reconstruye la terrible guerra de nervios entablada en los dias que precedieron al estallido de la I Guerra Mundial, caracterizados por las amenazas entre gobiernos, el juego estrategico de adivinar hasta donde seria capaz de llegar el contrario y la creciente sospecha de que el mundo, al borde del abismo, afrontaba uno de sus peores momentos.

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Product Description: From a leading British historian, the story of how fear of war shaped modern England By the end of World War I, Britain had become a laboratory for modernity. Intellectuals, politicians, scientists, and artists?among them Arnold Toynbee, Aldous Huxley, and H...read more

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9780670021130 | Viking Pr, October 29, 2009, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: From a leading British historian, the story of how fear of war shaped modern England By the end of World War I, Britain had become a laboratory for modernity.

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Product Description: The ultimate work of historical reference From cavemen to the Cold War, from Alexander the Great to global warming, from warfare through the ages to the great voyages of exploration, The Times Complete History of the World is the book that has all the answers...read more
By Richard Overy (editor)

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9780007315697 | 8 slp edition (Harpercollins Pub Ltd, September 30, 2010), cover price $121.90 | About this edition: The ultimate work of historical reference From cavemen to the Cold War, from Alexander the Great to global warming, from warfare through the ages to the great voyages of exploration, The Times Complete History of the World is the book that has all the answers.

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Product Description: On August 24, 1939, the world held its collective breath as Hitler and Stalin signed the now infamous nonaggression pact, signaling an imminent invasion of Poland and daring Western Europe to respond. In this dramatic account of the final days before the outbreak of World War II, award-winning historian Richard Overy vividly chronicles the unraveling of peace, hour by grim hour, as politicians and ordinary citizens brace themselves for a war that could spell the end of European civilization...read more
By Richard Overy and Simon Prebble (narrator)

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9781400148677 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, September 23, 2010), cover price $59.99 | About this edition: On August 24, 1939, the world held its collective breath as Hitler and Stalin signed the now infamous nonaggression pact, signaling an imminent invasion of Poland and daring Western Europe to respond.

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Product Description: "The Second World War: The Complete Illustrated History" covers the whole six-year global conflagration that shattered and then re-shaped the world. From the German blitzkrieg against Poland in September 1939, to the surrender of Japan following the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki almost exactly six years later...read more

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9781847324511 | Gardners Books, September 2, 2010, cover price $38.60 | About this edition: "The Second World War: The Complete Illustrated History" covers the whole six-year global conflagration that shattered and then re-shaped the world.

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