THE WORLD WAR II BOOKSHELF: Fifty Must-Read Books on the History, Strategy and Tactics of War

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THE WOLD WAR II BOOKSHELF Fifty Must-Read Books on the History, Strategy and Tactics of War By James F. Dunnigan 256 Pages 6-in X 9-in Harbound ISBN 0-8065-2609-2 $22.95 Citadel Press New York www.kensingtonbooks.com

One might not necessarily agree with each of Dunnigan's selections but his premise is definitely right on target. Newcomers and old-timers alike desirous of learning more about WWII will find the author's suggestions most compelling for they are designed to acquaint young and old with the most accurate and informative non-fiction primers regarding the war years of 1939 through 1946.

seeking to cover every aspect of the conflict, Dunnigan suggests books ranging from the myriad political and philosophic to the nuts and bolts of the equipment employed. Sections are arranged by specific topics such as "The Big Picture," the "War in the West", the "Pacific," "Larger Issues," etc. In each instance he cites the most acclaimed and scholarly works available - notably Winston Churchill's monumental multi-volume treatise The Second World War to more minimized essays such as Richard Overy's Why The Allies Won. …