The complete magisterial history of the greatest and most terrible event in history, from one of the finest historians of the Second World War. This shows the impact of war upon hundreds of millions of people around the world - soldiers, sailors and airmen; housewives, farm workers and children.
Reflecting Max Hastings's 35 years of research on World War II, All Hell Let Loose describes the course of events, but focuses chiefly upon human experience. There are vivid descriptions of the tragedies and triumphs of a host of ordinary people, in uniform and out of it, in an 'everyman's story'.
This is now the entire audiobook, not in two parts.
©2011 Max Hastings (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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"Ideal 'detailed' overview for non history buff"
As someone who isn't very interested in the history of WW2, this filled in many of the gaps in my understanding. Easy to listen to and the day to day accounts of ordinary people really bought home the true horrors of the conflict, especially the Eastern front, truly awful and fascinating at the same time.
As with all of Hasting's books, this is a great read, packed with facts and figures, but with enough of a dramatic narrative to deliver the emotion of the events being discussed.
"Was expecting so much more"
it just too bigger subject to be brushed over as it has been in this book.
imagine having to describe every detail of an ocean with the detail available from a small puddle. the detail is almost non-existent
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