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At first glance, it seems remarkable, reading this behind-the-scenes tour of high-level policymaking in the second world war, that the allies managed to defeat the Germans at all. "Masters and Commanders" by Roberts reflects his skilled research in mining previously unavailable diaries and oral histories - a surprising number of senior policymakers were ignoring the rules and jotting things down at night - this book brings vividly to life the personal interactions and impressions of those involved. Roberts has a keen eye for the telling anecdote, and he gives a vivid sense of the extreme strains generated by a struggle fought not in the field but in committee rooms and offices. This research reflected in 674 pp & 1.3 kgs of text. Faults? Personally I wouldn't say it's a fault, but if you wanted a pistine book the first page has a touching personal note of thanks. The older I get the more I like these touches in pre-owned books.
Title: Masters and Commanders, How Roosevelt, Churchill, Marshall and Alanbrooke Won the War in the West
Publisher: UK, Allen Lane: 2008
Book Condition: Excellent
Jacket Condition: Very Good
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