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- Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 20.00
"Thought-provoking and illuminating...Overy's study of British culture between the wars is absorbing and unexpectedly moving." - The New York Times Book Review Original, entertaining, and ever-surprising, The Twilight Years tells the story of how an abiding fear of war influenced English life in the aftermath of World War I. Britain had... more...
- Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 25.95
"Overy's book is easily the best account of Europe's descent into...death and destruction." -- Evening Standard (London) A brilliantly concise narrative of the days leading to the outbreak of history's greatest conflagration, 1939 takes readers hour by hour through the nail-biting decisions that determined the fate of millions. Richard Overy,... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2010; Not Available
The Battle of Britain tells the extraordinary story of one of the pivotal events of the Second World War - the struggle between British and German air forces in the late summer and autumn of 1940. Exposing many of the myths surrounding the conflict, the book provides answers to important questions: how close did Britain really come to invasion?... more...
- Random House 2012; US$ 18.34
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. In this remarkable study, Richard Overy provides a reinterpretation of the war... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 18.00
Hermann Goering was Hitler's most loyal supporter, his designated successor and the second most powerful man in the Third Reich. One of the main architects of the Nazi regime, he was also instrumental in the creation of the Gestapo and directly ordered the Final Solution. But who was the man behind the carefully-constructed mask? _x000D_ _x000D_ Self-indulgent... more...
- Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2012; Not Available
History as you've never seen it before - an amazing visual guide to the 20th century From global wars to the digital revolution, explore the world-changing events of the 20th century decade-by-decade with 20th Century. This is history as you've never seen it before - the events, the people and the political and cultural milestones that have shaped... more...
- Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 19.99
The ultimate history of the Allied bombing campaigns in World War II Technology shapes the nature of all wars, and the Second World War hinged on a most unpredictable weapon: the bomb. Day and night, Britain and the United States unleashed massive fleets of bombers to kill and terrorize occupied Europe, destroying its cities. The grisly consequences... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available
24 August 1939: The fate of the world is hanging in the balance. Hitler has ambitions to invade Poland and hopes Stalin will now help him. And the West must try to stop him. If they don't, world war will result. In this dramatic account of the last days of peace in 1939, Richard Overy re-creates hour by hour the unfolding story in the capitals... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available
The ultimate history of the Blitz and bombing in the Second World War, from Wolfson Prize-winning historian and author Richard Overy The use of massive fleets of bombers to kill and terrorize civilians was an aspect of the Second World War which continues to challenge the idea that Allies specifically fought a 'moral' war. For Britain,... more...