Inferno: The World at War 1939-1945

Inferno: The World at War 1939-1945

Max Hastings
940.54 Has

A monumental work that shows us at once the truly global reach of World War II, and its deeply personal consequences. Hastings simultaneously traces the major developments and puts them into real human context. He also explores some of the darker and less explored regions of the war's penumbra, including the conflict between the Soviet Union and Finland; and the Bengal famine in 1943 and 1944.—Publisher



"A dense and comprehensive look at the entire conflict with seemingly endless accounts by regular people who lived, died and suffered through the war. My grandparents would often describe this period in their lives, and I learned the basics about it in primary school, but this book imprinted the history more completely in my brain. I'll never forget the experience of reading it or the perspective it gave me."—Submitted by Adam S., Assistant Manager - Programming CATS