cover image The Second World War

The Second World War

John Keegan. Penguin Books, $20.95 (608pp) ISBN 978-0-14-011341-9

``This account of WW II, though controversial, is rich in fresh perception, interpretation and opinion. In addition to penning a fast-paced campaign chronicle, Keegan makes a convincing case for the prime motivations of Allied and Axis leaders, pinpoints the practical results of Allied summit conferences and defines the war's geopolitical dimensions,'' reported PW. Photos. (Sept.)