Blood, Tears, and Folly: An Objective Look at World War ll
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 le...more
For those who enjoy WWII history this is a fresh look with newer information on a topic you're likely familiar with. At first it might jar you as Deighton comes to some conclusions early in the book that might be startling, ...more
Deighton writes exceptionally well and manages to breathe plenty of life into a well covered subject. He brings the main characters vividly to life and imparts information in an almost novel style. It is certainly the best written and most comperhensive book I have read on this su ...more
Overall, the Limey Deighton scribed a valuable expose' that brings a keen edge to WWII discussion, & a somber word of what pitiful things cause unabridged destruction.
Although I don't care much for Deighton's opening summary of events leading to the second world war. His opinions are to general.
The fact that all the mistakes were made by every side and all the key decision makers, just sums up human nature, politics and war.
It's very thick but also very pleasant to read. Deighton is at the top of his form as a non-fic writer here. I've read hundreds of books on WW II and no one, pro or "amateur" does a better summary of the whole war, with the most recent historical findings in it.
Na druhou stranu autor neopomněl zmínit i rozhodnutí dobrá.