Engineers of Victory: The Problem Solvers Who Turned the Tide in the Second World War by Paul Kennedy

Engineers of Victory: The Problem Solvers Who Turned the Tide in the Second World War by Paul Kennedy

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Offers an account of how the tide was turned against the Nazis by the Allies in the Second World War. This book reveals the role of the problem-solvers and middle-men who made it happen - like Major-General Perry Hobart, who invented the 'funny tanks' which flattened the D-Day beaches.

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From Paul Kennedy, author of The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, one of the most acclaimed history books of recent decades, Engineers of Victory is a new account of how the tide was turned against the Nazis by the Allies in the Second World War. In January 1943 Churchill and Roosevelt met in Casablanca to review the Allies' war aims. To achieve unconditional surrender they had to overcome some formidable hurdles, from winning air command to 'hopping' across the Pacific islands. Eighteen months later, they had done what seemed impossible. Here Paul Kennedy reveals the role of the problem-solvers and middle-men who made it happen - like Major-General Perry Hobart, who invented the 'funny tanks' which flattened the D-Day beaches; or Captain 'Johnny' Walker, who worked out how to sink U-boats with a 'creeping barrage'. This book shows the conflict in an entirely new light. "Consistently original...An important contribution to our understanding". (Michael Beschloss, The New York Times Book Review). "[Kennedy's] refreshing study ...asks the right questions, disposes of cliches and gives a rich account of neglected topics". (David Edgerton, Financial Times). "Colourfully and convincingly illustrates the ingenuity and persistence of a few people who made all the difference". (Washington Post). Paul Kennedy is one of the world's best-selling and most influential historians. He is the author or editor of nineteen books, including The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, which has been translated into over twenty languages, Preparing for the Twenty-First Century, The Parliament of Man and the now classic Rise and Fall of British Naval Mastery.

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SKU GOR005916884
Title Engineers of Victory: The Problem Solvers Who Turned the Tide in the Second World War
Author By (author) Paul Kennedy
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 2014
Number of Pages 464
ISBN 10 0141036095
ISBN 13 9780141036090
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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From Paul Kennedy, author of The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, one of the most acclaimed history books of recent decades, Engineers of Victory is a new account of how the tide was turned against the Nazis by the Allies in the Second World War. In January 1943 Churchill and Roosevelt met in Casablanca to review the Allies' war aims. To achieve unconditional surrender they had to overcome some formidable hurdles, from winning air command to 'hopping' across the Pacific islands. Eighteen months later, they had done what seemed impossible. Here Paul Kennedy reveals the role of the problem-solvers and middle-men who made it happen - like Major-General Perry Hobart, who invented the 'funny tanks' which flattened the D-Day beaches; or Captain 'Johnny' Walker, who worked out how to sink U-boats with a 'creeping barrage'. This book shows the conflict in an entirely new light. "Consistently original...An important contribution to our understanding". (Michael Beschloss, The New York Times Book Review). "[Kennedy's] refreshing study ...asks the right questions, disposes of cliches and gives a rich account of neglected topics". (David Edgerton, Financial Times). "Colourfully and convincingly illustrates the ingenuity and persistence of a few people who made all the difference". (Washington Post). Paul Kennedy is one of the world's best-selling and most influential historians. He is the author or editor of nineteen books, including The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, which has been translated into over twenty languages, Preparing for the Twenty-First Century, The Parliament of Man and the now classic Rise and Fall of British Naval Mastery.
Additional Information

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SKU GOR005916884
Title Engineers of Victory: The Problem Solvers Who Turned the Tide in the Second World War
Author By (author) Paul Kennedy
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 2014
Number of Pages 464
ISBN 10 0141036095
ISBN 13 9780141036090
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.