Poland 1939: The Outbreak of World War II

Roger Moorhouse (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$32.00  $29.44
Publisher
Basic Books
Publish Date
July 14, 2020
Pages
432
Dimensions
6.1 X 9.3 X 1.3 inches | 1.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780465095384

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About the Author

Roger Moorhouse studied history at the University of London and is a visiting professor at the College of Europe in Warsaw. He is the author of several books on World War II history, including Berlin at War (shortlisted for the Hessell-Tiltman Prize) and The Devils' Alliance. He lives in the United Kingdom.

Reviews

"Moorhouse's book remedies that gap [in the history of The Polish War], weaving together archival material, first-hand accounts, perceptive analysis and heartbreaking descriptions of Poland's betrayal, defeat and dismemberment."--Economist
"Excellent... a harrowing, but very needed, account of the first engagement of the Second World War."--Telegraph
"Fascinating... valuable... it gathers a mass of detail into a lucid narrative for general readers... Such a book cannot be cheerful reading; from the first page, of course, we all know how badly this campaign will end for Poland. Nevertheless, there are moments of heroism and defiance here that will put a catch in your throat, and a shiver down your spine."--Sunday Telegraph
"Timely and authoritative... [Moorhouse] has trawled through an impressive quantity of unpublished Polish and German sources, as well as a wealth of eyewitness testimonies from both sides, to produce a balanced account of this much neglected yet important episode of the second world war which is both harrowing and inspiring."--The Spectator
"Moorhouse...admirably achieves his aim of putting the Polish-German war back onto the broader canvas of the Second World War."--Richard Overy, History Today
"An accomplished British historian of World War II, Moorhouse delves deeply into this five-week opening to the larger conflict, showing how it presaged the horrors to come.... An excellent study by a thorough chronicler that adds considerably to the historical record."--Kirkus, starred review
"Moorhouse successfully fills in the gaps of an episode that receives cursory treatment in most WWII narratives."--Publishers Weekly
"Chilling... All Poles know that their September war -- and of course the many subsequent years of occupation, resistance and exile -- was no side-show. Now Moorhouse has expertly laid bare this simple truth: that when two totalitarian regimes make common cause, everyone in their immediate neighbourhood is likely to be trampled underfoot."--Times of London
"One thing is certain about Moorhouse's account. He admirably achieves his aim of putting the Polish-German war back onto the broader canvas of the Second World War."--History Today