cover image Second World War

Second World War

Martin Gilbert, Author Holt McDougal $25 (864p) ISBN 978-0-8050-1788-5

This volume has an ``astonishingly broad'' scope, revealing the impact of major campaigns on soldiers and civilians worldwide. ``Masterful,'' said PW . ``Though the military aspect is told with noteworthy clarity and narrative power, most impressive is Gilbert's presentation of WW II as primarily a matter of organized evil and mass madness.'' Photos. (Nov.)