New WWII Books Worth Reading

Walter R. Borneman, The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King–The Admirals Who Won the War at Sea (Little, Brown, 2012)

Ute Gerhardt & Thomas Karlauf eds., The Night of Broken Glass: Eyewitness Accounts of Kristallnacht (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012)

Ian Kershaw, The End: The Defiance and the Destruction of Hitler’s Germany, 1944-45 (Penguin, 2011)

[see review in NYTimes]

Max Hastings, Inferno:  The World at War, 1939-1945 (Alfred Knopf, 2011)  [see review in NYTimes by Richard J. Evans]

For a primary source reader on WWII, see Frans Coetzee and Marilyn Shevin-Coetzee, The World in Flames: A World War II Sourcebook (Oxford University Press, 2011)

Andrew Roberts, The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War (Harper, 2011)


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