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"Why Germany Nearly Won: A New History of the Second World War in Europe" challenges this conventional wisdom in first highlighting how the re-establishment of the traditional German art of war, updated to accommodate new weapons systems, paved the way for Germany to forge a considerable military edge over its much larger potential rivals. Ironically, these methodologies a

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Hardcover, 408 pages
Published January 16th 2012 by Praeger (first published January 1st 2012)
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Apr 12, 2016 Seth rated it really liked it
An interesting take on how the Second World War could have progressed. This is not entirely a what-if alternative history book but rather a fair assessment of the war. I agree with the author's sound conclusions regarding Hitler's decisions and the myth of the Nazi war machine. People have a tendency to view history as linear and inevitable but they often fail to consider the possibilities.
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Steven D. Mercatante is the founder and editor in chief of The Globe at War, a website focused on exploring World War II that has established the author as a respected authority on the subject. He is a corporate tax attorney and is the founder and principal of TIR Consulting LLC; a consulting firm specializing in international, federal, state and local tax compliance. Mercatante received his BA fr ...more
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