World War II

World War II

 
Hi there! I'm new in this forum and super interested in knowing more about th...
 
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magdabessa
Book recommendation: Hi there! I'm new in this forum and super interested in knowing more about the World War II...this has always been a topic of great interest to me and I have visited related expos every time I had the chance to. The thing is that I really want to deepen my knowledge on this subject and would like to ask if any of you could tell me from where to start? I mean I need someone with comprehensive knowledge on World War II to recommend me a first book that could provide me with a good overview and from there I would be able to know which topics interest me the most - asking then for other book recommendations?

Thanks to all that are reading my post and will help me find a suitable book! :)

Magda M. Bessa
           
 
MichaelPower
replied to: magdabessa
I would suggest your local library. Peruse the selections and dive in. Any book dealing with the entire war is going to be a massive tome. You could also go to a major book store and see what they have. My personal library contains "The History Of World War II", by Lt. Col. Eddy Bauer. A worthwhile read of a microcosm of the war is "A Bridge Too Far", by Cornelus Ryan. This is about operation Market Garden in Holland. You may have seen the movie of the same name which was quite faithful to the book. I hope your young because you've got many years of reading on this subject.
           
 
drake808
replied to: MichaelPower
Firstly. WW2 started in September1939.When the British and French declared war on Germany. So, if you want an accurate discription from the beginning of the war, I suggest you start with a British author, such as John Keegan. ''The Second World War''.
Cornelus Ryan's book''A bridge too Far''I feel is not the book for you to read, at least intially.This operation took part in 1944,with five years into the war,with nine months to it's end...
The Cornelus book although detailing an accurate story, does not give an in- depth delay of the taking of the Nijmegen Bride, a crucial part of the overall operation. Although, to be fair to the author the delay at the taking of bridge may not have surfaced at the time (1970'S)of writting the book.
One of the questions you should ask yourself! Why did WW2 start in the first place?