Richard Overy is Professor of History at King's College, London. He is the author of numerous books on the Third Reich and the Second World War, including War and Economy in the Third Reich, Why the Allies Won, Russia's War, The Battle and Interrogations. He was made a Fellow of the British Academy in 2000 and in 2001 was awarded the Samuel Eliot Morison Prize for his contribution to military history.
Wonderfully compelling ... never less than a delight to read ...
supremely well informed, thoughtful and enjoyable -- Dominic
Sandbrook * Evening Standard *
Overy is one of the great historians of the second world war -- Bryan Appleyard * Sunday Times *
It's difficult to do justice to the richness of Overy's account -- Noel Malcolm * Saturday Telegraph *
It is hard to imagine anyone recording these times more exactly and more intelligently, or with greater insight and scholarship, than Overy has in this book -- Simon Heffer * Telegraph *
a rewarding book, and a highly readable one -- John Gross * Standpoint *