All Hell Let Loose - The World at War 1939-1945 - 8/10|
By Max Hastings
I've enjoyed several of Hastings' history books and this one was pretty good too. He's very good at getting to the details, to the struggles of invididual people. So there are many tales of individual bravery, suffering, adventure or horror. It makes the history more real.
Where it does fall down a little is in terms of the grand strategy. I think John Keegan's book from a decade or so ago was much better at explaining the big picture, the motivations of the powers etc. But still, Hastings' work is very good. Especially as he's very honest about the poor quality of Allies' armies and leadership.
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