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Blood and Ruins by Richard Overy
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Apr 04, 2023 | ISBN 9780143132936

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“[A] stupendous achievement...Blood and Ruins dissects the sinews of war with the sharpest of scalpels…it is history at its best, down to the finest points.”The New York Times

Blood and Ruins is a monumental work; it is hard to imagine that a more comprehensive study of World War II could possibly be contained between two covers. Richard Overy has given us a powerful reminder of the horror of war and the threat posed by dictators with dreams of empire.” — The Wall Street Journal

“The Pacific clash over colonies reveals a greater truth about the Second World War…Blood and Ruins…refuses to treat the Pacific as ‘an appendix,’ as histories often do. Rather, it sees World War II as a truly ‘global event.’”The Atlantic

“Startling yet persuasive…brilliant.” –Kirkus (starred review)

“Astute and incisive. WWII buffs should consider this a must-read” –Publishers Weekly

“One of the great historians of the Second World War.” Sunday Times

“Probably the most important book published on the history of the second world war this century.”–Richard J. Evans, The Guardian on The Bombing War
“Tremendous … a masterpiece of the historian’s art.” The Times on The Bombing War
“A superb work, comprehensive and written with rare fire and intelligence.” The Observer on The Dictators
“Stimulating and enjoyable … essential reading.” —The Guardian on The Road to War
“This book is [Overy’s] magnum opus (in every sense of the phrase).” Times Literary Supplement

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