“The Second World War merits the acceptance as the standard work that it will surely receive.” –The Washington Post
“If you want to know how it happened, read Keegan’s thoughtful and elegant prose.” –Los Angeles Times
Praised as “the best military historian of our generation” by Tom Clancy, John Keegan reconsiders his masterful study of World War II, The Second World War, with a new foreword
Keegan examines each theater of the war, focusing on five crucial battles and offering new insights into the distinctive methods and motivations of modern warfare. In eloquent, perceptive analyses of the airborne battle of Crete, the carrier battle of Midway, the tank battle of Falaise, the city battle of Berlin, and the amphibious battle of Okinawa, Keegan illuminates the strategic dilemmas faced by the leaders and the consequences of their decisions on the fighting men and the course of the war as a whole. An extraordinary, definitive history, The Second World War will be required reading for generations to come.
Click here to read the Summer 2020 issue of The Bugle, the quarterly publication of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, with feature story, “Victory in Europe: VE May 8, Victory over Japan: Aug 15.”
The Bugle Summer 2020