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Richard Overy

Autor/a de Why the Allies Won

68+ obres 5,813 Membres 78 Ressenyes 5 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Richard Overy is Professor of History at the University of Exeter, UK. He has published more than 25 books on the history of air power, the Second World War and the European dictatorship. He was the winner of the Wolfon Prize for history in 2004 and in 2014 he won a Cundill Award for his book The mostra'n més Bombing War: European 1939-1945. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, and a Member of the European Academy for Science and Arts. mostra'n menys
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Obres de Richard Overy

Why the Allies Won (1995) 885 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
The Times complete history of the World (1978) 474 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
The Dictators: Hitler's Germany, Stalin's Russia (2004) 419 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
The Battle of Britain: The Myth and the Reality (2000) 322 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
Interrogations: The Nazi Elite in Allied Hands, 1945 (2001) 278 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Morbid Age (2009) 273 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
1939 : Countdown to War (2009) 265 exemplars, 9 ressenyes
Blood and Ruins: The Last Imperial War, 1931-1945 (2021) 253 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Atlas of the 20th Century (2005) 189 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Road to War (2009) 181 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
The Bombing War: Europe 1939-1945 (2013) 156 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
The Air War, 1939-1945 (1980) 144 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
A History of War in 100 Battles (2014) 111 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
Goering (1984) 96 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Third Reich: A Chronicle (2010) 91 exemplars, 1 ressenya
War in the Pacific 1941-1945 (General Military) (2010) 51 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Inter-War Crisis 1919-1939 (1994) 38 exemplars
Bomber Command, 1939-1945 (1997) 36 exemplars
What Britain Has Done 1939-1945 (2007) 27 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Why War? (2024) 6 exemplars
Why War? 3 exemplars
LIBRO DE LA ECONOMIA, EL (2013) 1 exemplars
The Dictators 1 exemplars

Obres associades

L'hivern del món (2012) — Traductor, algunes edicions5,026 exemplars, 160 ressenyes
If the Allies Had Fallen : Sixty Alternate Scenarios of World War II (2010) — Col·laborador — 332 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Spitfire Pilot (1942) — Introducció, algunes edicions73 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Ulrich von Hassell diaries, 1938-1944 : the story of the forces against Hitler inside Germany (1947) — Introducció, algunes edicions59 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Third Reich in 100 Objects (2017) — Pròleg, algunes edicions48 exemplars, 4 ressenyes


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Challenges the idea that American resource superiority made victory inevitable, given the barriers that had to be overcome and the need for Britain to survive long enough for the US to enter the war in Europe. (There is, I think, no mention of India in the book.) Russian suffering and persistence was a primary part of what made the world safe for democracy (and also made communism look workable to many).
rivkat | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Jun 7, 2024 |
wonderful wide review of the morbid interwar years with many references to the literary, peace and political efforts to improve the state of uk
MarilynKinnon | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Feb 23, 2024 |
The Times Complete History of the World’ is the most comprehensive, authoritative and accessible work on world history available today. It has sold over 2.25 million copies and has been translated into 18 languages since its first publication in 1978. With a narrative scope covering the origins of humankind right through to the turmoil of the 21st century, this book is an unrivalled and breathtaking accomplishment.

With over 600 full-colour maps and charts on a wide range of historical subjects and representing the work of a team of world-class historians, this new edition continues a tradition of more than thirty years of excellence, style, authority and cutting-edge design.

With fully up-to-date text, including new material on the Middle East, China and Russia, this book, edited by leading modern historian Professor Richard Overy, is more compelling than ever.

This is one of the best--maybe The best--books on world history ever. The maps with same-page descriptions show the early and later migrations of peoples and the spread of religions and cultures with great clarity. No internet search could encompass this breadth and continuity of research through centuries, findable simply by turning the pages.

I have bought copies for all of our grandchildren, even the littlest ones. I trust that some day they will be glad to have this resource (even if right now they think that it is a weird gift.)
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Marty M
5.0 out of 5 stars Great maps. One map is worth 1
Reviewed in the United States on September 26, 2017
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Very helpful when making serious attempt to study/learn world history. Great maps. One map is worth 1,000 words. Book in very good condition. Have it on my coffee table when not using it. Friends often pick it up to look at maps.
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Chen Yuanxi
5.0 out of 5 stars A brand new book from warehouse won't be any better. Will come back for more books
Reviewed in the United States on December 28, 2017
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Unbelievable condition. A brand new book from warehouse won't be any better. Will come back for more books.
James Judge
4.0 out of 5 stars This is not the current edition.
Reviewed in the United States on February 21, 2019
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This book (copyright 1999 is 90% identical to the current edition, but it lacks about 50 pages of more current changes in the world.
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M. Powell
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Reviewed in the United States on October 3, 2016
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Great atlas
marianne christesen
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Reviewed in the United States on September 30, 2015
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The book was not guite in the state that I expected
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 8, 2023
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Wow what an amazing book!
Absolutely delighted.
5.0 out of 5 stars Jim
Reviewed in Canada on September 2, 2019
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Very good product and service.
4.0 out of 5 stars One page is damaged
Reviewed in Germany on March 15, 2020
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The content is awesome. And the price is pretty good for a big book like this.
Robert Hoyle
5.0 out of 5 stars My updated Times Atlas of World History from Amazon
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 22, 2012
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I have owned for many years the Times Atlas and theTimes Atlas of World History 1978 edition
I have just upgraded to the Times History of the World -Revised edition.
I own approximately 2000 history books -and have read them! The new( to me) Atlas/History I find
excellent. I use it as the first reference before going into greater detail and , to my surprise,
I keep discovering that there is often sufficient information in this one volume.
My only-trivial- criticism is regarding some of the WW1 and WW2 coverage and I suspect that is due
to my other 1000 books on the subject.
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5.0 out of 5 stars second hand book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 30, 2013
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I am delighted with this product which I bought from my mum to my husband. I was a little worried buying second hand but new was just too much cost and it is brilliant really excellent condition and he loves it. Arrived in plenty of time before due date and well packaged and protected. Very very pleased with this book and service thanks
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DavidFranks | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Jan 21, 2024 |
This is an excellent, but somewhat oddly structured book. The subtitle highlights the author’s opinion that WW2 was, or at least started as, a war about empire, that pitted the old existing European empires (Britain, France, Russia and the Netherlands) against nations that wanted to build or expand their empires (Germany, Italy, and Japan). The idea is not entirely original, rooted as it is in the rhetorical discourse of the 1930s and 1940s, but it is an important perspective.

Overy pursues the idea in the first three chapters. This is an approximately 200 pages long, condensed history of the war as seen from this "imperial" perspective. Regrettably, as a brief history of the war, this is useful but not very good. Frankly, by page 373 you may feel a bit disappointed.

Fortunately this is followed by seven chapters that are longish stand-alone essays, which highlight various aspects of WW2 that have not been much written about previously. These essays are very good. Several of them make for uncomfortable reading, as Overy explores in detail subjects such as the war crimes committed by soldiers, partisans and resistance fighters; the mental health of soldiers; or sexual violence. Stories that later generations often chose to cover with selective forgetfulness, grim stories that do not inspire much confidence in humanity. But they sadly remain entirely relevant to this day, and these are well written accusations.

There is an alternative edition with a different cover, on which the subtitle states that 1931-1945 was the last imperial war. This seems closer to Overy's thesis. His conclusion argues that the end of the war brought about the end of empire, as the hegemonies that the USA and USSR established during the Cold War were something different, and both assisted in the dismantling of the old colonial empires. This may do a disservice to the people living in these colonies, who were working towards independence well before the war. Their agency in this must be respected, even if the war accelerated the process.

"Blood and Ruins" is not a complete history of the conflict from 1931 to 1945, and I think it doesn't strive to be. It is a book that tries to fill the gaps in our collective memory, and in that it succeeds. It reads like a collection of essays squeezed into single hefty volume, but at least that makes it easier to digest.
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EmmanuelGustin | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Nov 12, 2023 |



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