Winner of the Pritzker Prize for Military History
A "New York Times" Notable Book
From one of our finest military historians, a monumental work that
shows us at once the truly global reach of World War II and its
deeply personal consequences.
For thirty-five years, Max Hastings has researched and written
about different aspects of the war. Now, for the first time, he
gives us a magnificent, single-volume history of the entire
conflict. Through his strikingly detailed stories of everyday
people--of soldiers, sailors and airmen; British housewives and
Indian peasants; SS killers and the citizens of Leningrad--Hastings
provides a singularly intimate portrait of the world at war.
Remarkably informed and wide-ranging, "Inferno" is both elegantly
written and cogently argued. Above all, it is a new and essential
understanding of one of the greatest and bloodiest events of the
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