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Synopsis: The modern world is undergoing painful transformation. Why the Allies Won looks at the last time democracy was going through such turbulence.
As Richard Overy makes clear, the Allied victory in 1945 — though comprehensive — was far from inevitable. By 1942 almost the entire resources of continental Europe were in German hands, and Japan had wiped out the western colonial presence in Asia. Democracy appeared to have had its day.
Overy provides a re-interpretation of the war through an account of the decisive military campaigns that created the astonishing revival in Allied fortunes. He also explores the deeper factors that determined success and failure: industrial strength, fighting ability, the skills of leaders, and the moral contrasts between the two sides.
Today, the modern world is once more in the throes of painful transformation. It is essential to establish why and how the last great war was won. Why the Allies Won casts a brilliant light on the most important turning point of the modern age.
Review: Having won an unprecedented series of victories and acquired huge new territories in 1942, Germany and Japan seemed poised to dominate most of the world. A year later both empires were reeling back in the face of Allied assaults. The rapid turnaround, King's College history professor Richard Overy writes, came about largely as a result of technological innovation and structural responsiveness. The Allies were able to convert their economies to a war footing with few institutional fetters, while the Axis powers imposed layers of bureaucracy that often competed internally. In fact, Overy writes, at one point during the war, the Luftwaffe had more than 425 different aircraft models in production, the result of different state agencies' and manufacturers' vying to push their models into the order of battle. The defeated Axis powers' conversion to their foes' economic model enabled them, according to Overy, to become technological leaders in the postwar years. His study is full of detail, and it makes for very good reading.
Title: Why the Allies Won
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
Publication Date: 1995
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition; First Printing.
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Book Description Little, Brown and Company, London, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. With 294pp, well illustrated, ,very good dust jacket, hardcover, NEAR FINE, AS NEW, UNMARKED, EXCELLENT CONDITION, a SPLENDID STUDY. , fine study of John Rabe who gave much aid to Chinese people during the conflict in Nanking - NANKING ATROCITIES Size: 9 x 6 Inches, 14 x 18 Cms. Hardcover . Seller Inventory # BURN/20
Book Description Jonathan Cape, London, 1995. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. First Edition; First Printing. Light reading and cover creases, slightly grime to top of reading block, some foxing to endpapers and edges of reading block. ; Nice tight copy, no names inside. Illustrated with sixteen pages of photographs, and maps. ; B&W Photographs; 416 pages; For many the Allies victory in 1945 was so complete that it seems it was inevitable. But in 1942 the Axis forces were definately in the ascendancy and an Allied victory was very far from preordained. The author investigates the decisive campaigns, comparative industrial strengths, fighting ability, and quality of leadership of the combatents to give a deep analysis of the reasons why the Allies won. Trade PB. Seller Inventory # 21998
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