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Richard Overy

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Richard Overy is Professor of History at the University of Exeter, UK. He has published more than 25 books on the history of air power, the Second World War and the European dictatorship. He was the winner of the Wolfon Prize for history in 2004 and in 2014 he won a Cundill Award for his book The visa mer Bombing War: European 1939-1945. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, and a Member of the European Academy for Science and Arts. visa färre
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Verk av Richard Overy

Why the Allies Won (1995) 866 exemplar
The Morbid Age (2009) 269 exemplar
Atlas of the 20th Century (2005) 187 exemplar
The Road to War (2009) 180 exemplar
The Air War, 1939-1945 (1980) 140 exemplar
A History of War in 100 Battles (2014) 109 exemplar
Goering (1984) 94 exemplar
The Third Reich: A Chronicle (2010) 90 exemplar
Bomber Command, 1939-1945 (1997) 36 exemplar
The Inter-War Crisis 1919-1939 (1994) 35 exemplar
LIBRO DE LA ECONOMIA, EL (2013) 1 exemplar
Why War? 1 exemplar

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wonderful wide review of the morbid interwar years with many references to the literary, peace and political efforts to improve the state of uk
MarilynKinnon | 4 andra recensioner | Feb 23, 2024 |
The Times Complete History of the World’ is the most comprehensive, authoritative and accessible work on world history available today. It has sold over 2.25 million copies and has been translated into 18 languages since its first publication in 1978. With a narrative scope covering the origins of humankind right through to the turmoil of the 21st century, this book is an unrivalled and breathtaking accomplishment.

With over 600 full-colour maps and charts on a wide range of historical subjects and representing the work of a team of world-class historians, this new edition continues a tradition of more than thirty years of excellence, style, authority and cutting-edge design.

With fully up-to-date text, including new material on the Middle East, China and Russia, this book, edited by leading modern historian Professor Richard Overy, is more compelling than ever.

This is one of the best--maybe The best--books on world history ever. The maps with same-page descriptions show the early and later migrations of peoples and the spread of religions and cultures with great clarity. No internet search could encompass this breadth and continuity of research through centuries, findable simply by turning the pages.

I have bought copies for all of our grandchildren, even the littlest ones. I trust that some day they will be glad to have this resource (even if right now they think that it is a weird gift.)
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Marty M
5.0 out of 5 stars Great maps. One map is worth 1
Reviewed in the United States on September 26, 2017
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Very helpful when making serious attempt to study/learn world history. Great maps. One map is worth 1,000 words. Book in very good condition. Have it on my coffee table when not using it. Friends often pick it up to look at maps.
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Chen Yuanxi
5.0 out of 5 stars A brand new book from warehouse won't be any better. Will come back for more books
Reviewed in the United States on December 28, 2017
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Unbelievable condition. A brand new book from warehouse won't be any better. Will come back for more books.
James Judge
4.0 out of 5 stars This is not the current edition.
Reviewed in the United States on February 21, 2019
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This book (copyright 1999 is 90% identical to the current edition, but it lacks about 50 pages of more current changes in the world.
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M. Powell
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Reviewed in the United States on October 3, 2016
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Great atlas
marianne christesen
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Reviewed in the United States on September 30, 2015
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The book was not guite in the state that I expected
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 8, 2023
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Wow what an amazing book!
Absolutely delighted.
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Reviewed in Canada on September 2, 2019
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4.0 out of 5 stars One page is damaged
Reviewed in Germany on March 15, 2020
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The content is awesome. And the price is pretty good for a big book like this.
Robert Hoyle
5.0 out of 5 stars My updated Times Atlas of World History from Amazon
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 22, 2012
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I have owned for many years the Times Atlas and theTimes Atlas of World History 1978 edition
I have just upgraded to the Times History of the World -Revised edition.
I own approximately 2000 history books -and have read them! The new( to me) Atlas/History I find
excellent. I use it as the first reference before going into greater detail and , to my surprise,
I keep discovering that there is often sufficient information in this one volume.
My only-trivial- criticism is regarding some of the WW1 and WW2 coverage and I suspect that is due
to my other 1000 books on the subject.
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5.0 out of 5 stars second hand book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 30, 2013
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I am delighted with this product which I bought from my mum to my husband. I was a little worried buying second hand but new was just too much cost and it is brilliant really excellent condition and he loves it. Arrived in plenty of time before due date and well packaged and protected. Very very pleased with this book and service thanks
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DavidFranks | 5 andra recensioner | Jan 21, 2024 |
This is an excellent, but somewhat oddly structured book. The subtitle highlights the author’s opinion that WW2 was, or at least started as, a war about empire, that pitted the old existing European empires (Britain, France, Russia and the Netherlands) against nations that wanted to build or expand their empires (Germany, Italy, and Japan). The idea is not entirely original, rooted as it is in the rhetorical discourse of the 1930s and 1940s, but it is an important perspective.

Overy pursues the idea in the first three chapters. This is an approximately 200 pages long, condensed history of the war as seen from this "imperial" perspective. Regrettably, as a brief history of the war, this is useful but not very good. Frankly, by page 373 you may feel a bit disappointed.

Fortunately this is followed by seven chapters that are longish stand-alone essays, which highlight various aspects of WW2 that have not been much written about previously. These essays are very good. Several of them make for uncomfortable reading, as Overy explores in detail subjects such as the war crimes committed by soldiers, partisans and resistance fighters; the mental health of soldiers; or sexual violence. Stories that later generations often chose to cover with selective forgetfulness, grim stories that do not inspire much confidence in humanity. But they sadly remain entirely relevant to this day, and these are well written accusations.

There is an alternative edition with a different cover, on which the subtitle states that 1931-1945 was the last imperial war. This seems closer to Overy's thesis. His conclusion argues that the end of the war brought about the end of empire, as the hegemonies that the USA and USSR established during the Cold War were something different, and both assisted in the dismantling of the old colonial empires. This may do a disservice to the people living in these colonies, who were working towards independence well before the war. Their agency in this must be respected, even if the war accelerated the process.

"Blood and Ruins" is not a complete history of the conflict from 1931 to 1945, and I think it doesn't strive to be. It is a book that tries to fill the gaps in our collective memory, and in that it succeeds. It reads like a collection of essays squeezed into single hefty volume, but at least that makes it easier to digest.
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EmmanuelGustin | 3 andra recensioner | Nov 12, 2023 |
This book is a well written, concise and thorough account of the horrific war between Germany and the Soviet Union from 1941 to 1945. It lays out the complex machinations of both countries before, during and after the war, detailing strategies and each blood soaked battle. The human toll is vast, incomprehensible; estimates put the total loss of human life at just under 50 million, slightly under 29 million Soviet citizens.

In addition to being slaughtered by the enemy, Soviet citizens were in nearly as much danger of being killed by their own countrymen under the guidance of Stalin. His purges and policies resulted in the death of millions. Yet they rose to the challenge, at a cost that again is hard for us to even imagine; such as the seige of Leningrad, which is detailed herein.

Though the Soviet Union was ill prepared and did not have modern war equipment initially, Stalin's focus on production and the extraordinary effort required and put in by all citizens amazingly overcame that situation and they ended up producing what was needed.

Information is included that was only made available after the fall of the Soviet Union, including details of Hitler's death. All told the Soviet Union played a MAJOR role in the defeat of Germany in World War II and was arguably the key to that victory.

This book is a companion piece to a television series documentary by the same name.
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shirfire218 | 7 andra recensioner | Sep 28, 2023 |



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