A new book review from The Movie Snob.
The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War, by Andrew Roberts (2011). Is it possible to do more than skim the surface of World War II in a single reasonably sized volume? Probably not. But this one has a very readable style and seems to hit the highlights. My enjoyment was diminished, however, when I looked at some reviews on Goodreads and saw some people calling Roberts out on some factual errors. And then I saw some reviews criticizing the book for focusing much more heavily on the European theater than on the Asian/Pacific theater. And I got kind of frustrated that the maps were all gathered at the front of the book and then weren’t even referenced in the text wherever they would have been useful. So I can’t go more than three out of five stars for this one.