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Page 1 The Second World War-A Complete History was the book chosen for this review It was published in 1989 by Martin Gilbert Martin Gilbert was a distinguished Britain historian He graduated Magdalen College Oxford In 1960 he received a first class honor degree in modern history For two years he was a research scholar at St Anthonys College Oxford He was elected in 1962 to a fellowship at Merton College Oxford He worked with Randolph Churchill on the biography of Sir Winton Churchill He did 20 years of research on Churchill He wrote Never Despair He also wrote The Holocaust and Auschwitz and the Allies This book was chosen for the review because of the historical and detail facts that were given during World War II It was also chosen because of the many visual aids in the book to make it easier to comprehend It presents massive amounts of detailing map outlines of the war and pictorials to help fully understand why the war was fought Martin Gilberts direction in the book The Second World War was to inform the reader of the events that took place during WWII as well as inform them on its conclusion He explained the strategies of the five super powers and the different wars pertaining to different countries He believed this was the most costly war in human history Gilbert tried to reflect upon the destructive events of the war by displaying the effects on the human condition He did this through the emphasis and detail of fact within the book Gilbert states that it is the unnamed men women and children whose tragedy is the bitter legacy of the war p 1 By saying this he focuses on the lives changed by the war due to the actual events taken place The Second World War is basically a documentation of the factual events and strategies that took place from 1939 until
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