The War in the West

2 books in series
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The War in the West - A New History Summary

Are you ready for the truth about World War Two?

In the first of an extraordinary three-volume account of the war on land, in the air and at sea, James Holland not only reveals the truth behind the familiar legends of the Second World War but he also unveils those lesser known events which were to have the greatest significance.

The first book to consider the economic, political and social as well as the military aspects of World War Two, this is a unique retelling of a monumental event in all its terrible and majestic glory.

Holland has spent over 12 years unearthing new research, visiting archives, battlefields and the very people who fought and lived through the conflict. He has, in his own accessible and inimitable style, written an account to redefine our understanding of the war. It is unlike anything else on the subject.

©2015 James Holland (P)2015 Random House AudioBooks (UK)
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  • Book 1

    • The War in the West - A New History

    • Volume 1: Germany Ascendant 1939-1941
    • By: James Holland
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 26 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 173

    Are you ready for the truth about World War Two? In the first of an extraordinary three-volume account of the war on land, in the air and at sea, James Holland not only reveals the truth behind the familiar legends of the Second World War but he also unveils those lesser known events which were to have the greatest significance. The first book to consider the economic, political and social as well as the military aspects of World War Two, this is a unique retelling of a monumental event in all its terrible and majestic glory.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Refreshingly new view of World War 2.

    • By Ian David Williamson on 06-06-17

    Regular price: £27.99

  • Book 2

    • The War in the West

    • A New History: Volume 2: The Allies Fight Back 1941-43
    • By: James Holland
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 24 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 122

    In the second volume of his acclaimed new history of the Second World War, James Holland examines the momentous turning points of 1941-1943: Hitler's invasion of Russia, America's entry into the conflict, the devastating Thousand Bomber Raids over Germany, the long struggle in the deserts of North Africa and the defeat of the U-boats in the crucial Battle of the Atlantic. As in his first volume, Germany Ascendant, he interweaves his account of the well-known events of the period with the personal stories of individuals caught up in them - on all sides.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb

    • By Amazon Customer on 31-10-17

    Regular price: £25.99