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  • The Morbid Ageby Richard Overy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available

    British intellectual life between the wars stood at the heart of modernity. The combination of a liberal, uncensored society and a large educated audience for new ideas made Britain a laboratory for novel ways to understand the world. The Morbid Age opens a window onto this creative but anxious era, the golden age of the public intellectual and... more...

  • 1939by Richard Overy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 12.68

    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 of... more...

  • The Battle of Britainby Richard Overy

    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...

  • The Battle of Britainby Richard Overy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 11.27

    'No individual British victory after Trafalgar was more decisive in challenging the course of a major war than was the Battle of Britain ... In his carefully argued, clearly explained and impressively documented book ... Richard Overy is at pains to dispose of the myths and expose the real history of what he does not doubt was a great British victory... more...

  • The Dictatorsby Richard Overy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 26.78

    Half a century after their deaths, the dictatorships of Stalin and Hitler still cast a long and terrible shadow over the modern world. They were the most destructive and lethal regimes in history, murdering millions. They fought the largest and costliest war in all history. Yet millions of Germans and Russians enthusiastically supported them and the... more...

  • Why The Allies Wonby Richard Overy

    Random House 2012; US$ 18.32

    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 through an... more...

  • Goeringby Richard Overy

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • 20th Centuryby Richard Overy

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2012; Not Available

    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 our world using a fresh new approach. All the significant happenings of the last... more...

  • The Bombing Warby Richard Overy

    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, bombing... more...

  • The Inter-War Crisisby Richard Overy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    The inter-war years were, at the time, perceived to be years of crisis across the world. The First World War, the war to end all wars', had solved nothing and its legacy was a world full of unresolved disputes and manifest ambiguities. Overy examines the Russian Revolution and its aftermath, the Wall Street Crash of 1929 and the subsequent economic... more...