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Blood, Tears and Folly: An Objective Look at World War II

Deighton, Len

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ISBN 10: 0785811141 / ISBN 13: 9780785811145
Published by Castle Books, U.S.A., 1999
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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1st Edition. SIGNED by author on a bookplate affixed to half-title page (signature only). $30.00 price present on DJ flap; mylar protected. very tiny remainder dot on bottom.Large 653 page volume. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 027284

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Title: Blood, Tears and Folly: An Objective Look at...

Publisher: Castle Books, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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Despite the volumes written about World War II, many questions remain un-answered. In this balanced and thoughtful chronicle, historian and World War II expert Len Deighton dares to explore intriguing questions, including why the British weren't more prepared for the Blitz and why Hitler failed to thoroughly support his U-boat program. He also warns that we haven't yet learned the lessons of World War II, as ethnic cleansing, Middle East violence, and the widening gap between rich and poor still plague the world.

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In this handsome and profusely illustrated narrative, Deighton explores and analyzes the myths and realities of World War II. He investigates the mistakes, achievements, ironies and failures of intelligence, technology, planning and policies of both the Allied and Axis powers. Why wasn't the British government better prepared for the devastation of the Blitz? Why didn't Hitler put more support into his U-boat program. The insights are brilliant and intriguing. Finally, Deighton warns that the lessons of the War remain unheeded. Racial hatred once more rears its head in ethnic cleansing, the widening gap between the world's rich and poor promises economic migration on a frightening scale, and turmoil still reigns in the Middle East.

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