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Discover the remarkable history of World War II...

Until 1939, World War I was known as “the war to end all wars”, but when Nazi Germany capped its mounting aggression against its neighbors by invading Poland, Europe was plunged into a second global conflict. It threatened the entire continent as well as the far-flung colonial possessions claimed by the French, the British, and the Dutch. German triumphs saw nation after nation fall, until only Great Britain remained defiant against Hitler’s dreams of conquest.

By late 1941, the United States was forced from neutrality into war after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Meanwhile, Joseph Stalin’s Nonaggression Pact with the Germans became meaningless after Germany invaded the Soviet Union. In Europe, along the Eastern Front, and in the Pacific, the Allies battled the Axis Powers, and then, on D-Day - June 6, 1944 - the invasion of Normandy brought the fighting closer and closer to Berlin.

In the Pacific, the Allies fought the Japanese, island by island, in bloody battles where the bodies of fallen soldiers attested to the Japanese willingness to die for their emperor. Untested American President Harry Truman had to decide whether to continue the fighting in the conventional manner and allow more American troops to be slaughtered in battle, or to use a new and devastating secret weapon to bring the war to a cataclysmic conclusion.

Discover a plethora of chapters, such as:

  • War Begins: The Invasion of Poland
  • Europe Under the Swastika
  • The Eastern Front
  • From Normandy to Berlin
  • War in the Pacific: The Rising Sun
  • Bringing the War to Japan
  • And much more!

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Sounds like a computer reading the book

Content is decent, but the mechanical reading is unbearable! Do not waste your time on this one.