Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Unexplained Mysteries of World War 2

Who torched the crack French liner Normandie in New York harbour? What happened to the priceless art treasures the Nazis looted from across Occupied Europe? Was Hitler incurably ill? Did British and American naval experts unwittingly help the Japanese to plan their devastating attack on Pearl Harbour? How close did the Third Reich get to building an atomic bomb first?

Intriguing questions like these are all part of the rich mixture of World War II history. Sometimes, however, they are riddles that still have not been fully deciphered. Unexplained Mysteries of World War II showcases the best of the best, drawing on the latest historical research to come up with at least some of the answers. The result is a fascinating, informative read that is as much adventure story as it is straight history.

About the author:
Jeremy Harwood studied history at Christ Church, Oxford, where he won an Open Exhibition and, in his final term, was awarded the Sir Keith Feiling Memorial Prize as the college’s top history undergraduate of the year. After graduation, he worked in publishing for many years before becoming a fulltime author. Recent books include: Looking Back at Britain history series (Reader’s Digest), Philosophy: An Introduction (Quercus), Hidden History (Quercus) and Atlas of History’s Greatest Military Victories (Sterling).

Quantum/New Holland - Paperback -  RRP NZ$29.99

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