[Item #4957] The Second World War. Antony Beevor.
The Second World War
The Second World War
The Second World War
The Second World War

The Second World War

New York, NY: Little, Brown & Co., 2012. First Edition. Hardcover. "Thrillingly written and brilliantly researched, "The Second World War" is the epic, authoritative work on the defining event of the twentieth century, taking us from the North Atlantic to the South Pacific and from the first battle in August 1939 on the borders of Manchuria to V-J Day six years later. Antony Beevor's wide lens lets us see the reality of the struggle as never before. World War II engulfed every power and touched every life. In its wake, seventy million were dead, nations were destroyed, and new powers rose from the blood and rubble. / Using the most up-to-date scholarship and research, and with remarkable clarity and compassion, Beevor assembles the whole picture in a gripping global narrative that extends from the snowbound steppe to the North African desert. He takes us to Churchill's London, Nazi-occupied France, Imperial Tokyo, Stalin's Moscow, and Chiang Kai-shek's wartime hideout. We are there on the beaches of Normandy, under North Atlantic waves, and in those cruelest of quarters, the Nazi death camps." (from Flap Copy). A definitive contemporary classic of WWII history, the dependably masterful Antony Beevor's doorstopper compendium, "The Second World War" inarguably belongs in every WWII-inclusive collection or library. Why is this the case, you ask? Well, Beevor's conceptually ingenious way of sorting through the minutiae-racked labyrinth that is the history of WWII amounts, in essence, to lush prose orchestrations of sweeping historical movements...a suit-&-tie affair for Those Who Wish To Learn. Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, “First Edition; June 2012” as stated on copyright page, first printing as indicated by number sequence thereon. From the collection of George V. Buehler (1933-2020), who was a prominent real estate developer & collector in Massachusetts & Arizona. We found & have retained, between blank rear endpaper & paste-down, a page of printed-out documentation relating to Buehler's purchase of this item during 2015, as well as a cutout of a review of Beevor's "Second World War" from the legendary New York Times Book Review both folded and in fine condition. Book in exceptionally very fine condition, virtually as issued. Dust-jacket in very fine condition, also virtually as new, with only slightest shelf-wear to fine-edges, else pristine. Very Fine / Very fine. [Item #4957]

Price: $30.00