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Summary

The Second World War was one of the most traumatic events in human history. Across the world, existing conflicts became connected, entangling nations in a vast web of violence. It was fought on land, sea, and air, touching every inhabited continent. Over 55 million people died, some of them combatants, some civilians caught up in the violence, and some murdered by their own governments. It was the war that unleashed the Holocaust and the atomic bomb upon the world. But it was also a war that featured acts of courage and self-sacrifice on every side.

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Exactly What I Want

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The author obviously made the decision to give to a detailed factual account, an almost daily blow by blow chronicle, opposed to a more interpretive analysis and he has succeeded as far as one can succeed with this one dimensional story telling.

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Definitley Good

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This book is a complete anthology of WWII. The author looks at every theater of the war. He gives a chronological look at each and relates what was happening in each at theater. He also includes the names of many regular people and how the action around them affected them and their lives.

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World War 2

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This book presented the world war 2 in a right way. You'll come to know about the war history and what was actually happened there. It was a good purchase.

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  • David
  • Hampshire
  • 22-12-17

Good Guide To Know What Actually Happened

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, Because it is a detailed book.

What other book might you compare World War 2 to, and why?

No

What about Duke Holm’s performance did you like?

Yes I Like.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes

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It is a detailed book on world war 2. I have already read lots of material but, this book stands out of that. I enjoyed it.

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An Extremely Good Book

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An extremely well written history of all of the war. This was not a history of selected parts of the conflict, but a history of the complete war.

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Bitter Truth But History

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World War II is the area of history that I study the most, and this book is its best description that I have ever seen. The detail is incredible and for the first time I was given a truly complete, unbiased picture of the war.

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Significant Information

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This book is loaded with information. The battles and the men and women who endured. It is a little difficult to read because of the amount of information that it contains. You may know the history...but there are details in this book you can probably never imagine. Well worth the time.

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A Good Source To Read About WW II

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If you want to know the complete history of World War II, this is a great book. Although the book is long, it is easy to read because it is so interesting. I recommend this book for anyone who knows nothing about World War II, but has always wanted to.

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Kudos To This Author

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Perhaps never before have I learned so much about one event in any book I have ever encountered. The author gives day by day results of the war with stories here and there along with some background political information. It is detailed, but not overwhelming. I recommend this book to anyone interested in WWII.

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A Great Book

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This is a great book. I love the chronology that is written. There are also little stories/sentences interjected into the timeline. The only thing I can criticize are the vast amount of foreign names and places but that is the fault of my ignorance and not the authors. Lots of events which I did not know occurred, help make this fresh to me.

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  • Luciano H Apponi
  • 09-01-18

Too superficial

Too superficial, captivating only if you never heard anything about WWII.
Narrator breaks up mid sentence, sniffles and has random background noise that sounds like beats against mic. Needs serious editing.

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  • King
  • 05-12-17

Hats Off

No one can describe the World War 2 as this author has done it. It is a complete guide for all. I recommend it.

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  • William
  • 05-12-17

Incredible History Book

This is an incredible book for all of the World War II history fans in my family. It's hard to keep your hands on around here because everyone wants to look at it. Great collection to our library. Thanks!

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  • Patrice
  • 05-12-17

Good Explanation

A very thorough explanation of World War II, the events that leads to the war, and what happens after the war. The visuals are very clear and high quality. Recommend this for people who wants to learn so much more about the War.

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  • Kyler
  • 05-12-17

Beautifully Described

This is a beautiful book. I am also thrilled that my father's and my uncle's photos were included in the front and back covers. This book is a fine tribute to the men and women who fought and died during WWII.

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  • Hammer
  • 05-12-17

Great Reference

This is an excellent reference book on WW2. Having been raised in the military as well as serving in the military I have studied WW2 for over 40 years. This appears to be an accurate portrayal of that time in our history. I wanted an accurate reference book to give to my grandchildren in light of the attempts to rewrite our history. This is a great reference book for them.

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  • Joseph
  • 05-12-17

I Found It Informative

I found this book very interesting and highly entertaining, not boring at all. Written in a great way, I couldn't put it aside. Great book.

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  • Noah Charlotte
  • 05-12-17

Its Quite Interesting

It is quite interesting. Contains stories about WWII one would not here watching documentaries or simply taking classes. It is quite a well-explained book.

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  • Suzie Jack
  • 05-12-17

Excellent Book To Listen

A great book to listen to! So many things that I had never heard about and I was a young girl during World War II.

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  • Jean AR
  • 05-12-17

Opened My Eyes

So many unusual things happened that the public was not, and never will be aware of. It's actually a history lesson.