The Second World War: A Complete History, Martin Gilbert
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The Second World War: A Complete History

Author: Martin Gilbert

Narrator: Bernard Mayes

Unabridged: 36 hr 30 min

Format: Digital Audiobook (DRM Protected)

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Published: 02/14/2014

Genre: History - Military

Synopsis

Martin Gilbert, the official biographer of Winston Churchill, here offers a complete history of World War II. It began with the German invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939. By the time it came to an end on V-J DayAugust 14, 1945it had involved every major power and become global in its reach. In the final accounting, it would turn out to be, in both human terms and material resources, the costliest war in history, taking the lives of forty-six million people. With unparalleled scholarship and breadth of vision, Gilbert weaves together all of the wars aspectsthe political, the military, the diplomatic, and, not least, the civiliancharting an almost day-by-day account of the terrible progress of the wars juggernaut of death and destruction. Through it all, his aim is to show what happened, not from the point of view of any one of the warring nations but from a global perspective. The result is the first total history of this global war, a work that is both a treasure trove of information and a gripping dramatic narrative.

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