A Short History of the Second World War
By Vladislav Smirnov
September 2005, 352 pp. (140х210 mm) Hardcover (ill.)
Readership: Scholars, students of history, political and social sciences, general public
A lot of books has been written about the Second World War. But the more distant in time it is the more questions are raised by researchers concerning its nature, causes, results and whether it really was inevitable. Humankind has entered the 21st century. New challenges and new problems demand a new approach to the study of major events of the past century. The author offers a comprehensive analysis of Second World War events. He does not sand off the rough edges and discusses conceptions and views expressed by other historians and journalists. The book is packed with facts and supplied with maps and a chronological table. It would be found helpful by students, teachers and military history experts, as well as by all those interested in important turning points in human history.
Professor of history, the Department of Modern History, Moscow State University