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A World At Arms by Gerhard L. Weinberg
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Sep 04, 10

Read from August 14 to September 04, 2010

An interesting dissection of the political and military drama of WWII, with its focus more sharply on the political. I found the most interesting aspect of the book to be its careful analysis of the periphery combatants including Finland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, etc., their motivations, desires, and, ultimately, disasters. At the outset, I had hoped the book would focus more closely on the strategic and tactical aspects of the military engagements but Weinberg rarely delves into those issues. All in all, a good, single-volume, general history of WWII. It is, however, not the only book one must read to appreciate the full scope of the conflict, its causes, effects, and conduct.
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