Book cover of Blood and Ruins: The Last Imperial War, 1931-1945 by Richard Overyby Richard Overy 

“Monumental… [A] vast and detailed study that is surely the finest single-volume history of World War II. Richard Overy has given us a powerful reminder of the horror of war and the threat posed by dictators with dreams of empire.” – The Wall Street Journal
A thought-provoking and original reassessment of World War II, from Britain’s leading military historian

Richard Overy sets out in Blood and Ruins to recast the way in which we view the Second World War and its origins and aftermath.

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