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Publisher's Summary

For seven decades, our understanding of World War II has been shaped by a standard narrative built on conventional wisdom, propaganda, the dramatic but narrow experiences of soldiers on the ground, and an early generation of historians. For his new history, James Holland has spent over 12 years unearthing new research, recording original testimony, and visiting battlefields and archives that have never before been so accessible.
In The Rise of Germany, the first of a major new three-part history of World War II in the West, he weaves together the experiences of dozens of individuals, from civilians and infantrymen to line officers, military strategists, diplomats, and heads of state, as well as war strategy, tactics, and the economic, political, and social aspects of the war to create a captivating audiobook that redefines and enhances our understanding of one of the most significant conflicts in history.
Beginning with the lead-up to the outbreak of war in 1939 and ending in 1941 on the eve of Operation Barbarossa, the Nazi invasion of Russia, The Rise of Germany is a masterful history of the war on land, in the air, and at sea, destined to generate significant scholarly debate and listener interest.
©2015 James Holland. First published in Great Britain in 2015 by Bantam Press, an imprint of Transworld Publishers. Recorded by arrangement with Grove Atlantic, Inc. (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Jcplus on 12-29-15

Interesting enough but the narrator sounds like he is going to war!

If the author wants this to be an audio best seller he has to get s narrator that is not racing through the story. It was difficult following events as the narrator was hard to follow.
The book itself is a rehashing of events told in many other books; but still interesting.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By richard on 01-21-16

Good Book painfully read

I was fascinated by the content but just couldn't take the reader . His pronunciation of foreign names and place was more than I could endure

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9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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