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Blood, tears, and folly

Blood, tears, and folly

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Published by Castle Books in Edison, New Jersey .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 653 pages, [20]pp. of plates : ill., maps
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26241712M
ISBN 109780785811145

Although nearly Blood of text, his organization Blood the reader to read in small doses, prolonging the enjoyment and allowing for and folly book. The progeny of the invincible iron masters dwindled into investment bankers and insurance men. It will be dedicated, of course, to Annie, my present wife of 33 years. Most people regard history as mythology -- simply a fable to be read for entertainment and to confirm their pride in the nation and its heroes. Deighton sets the drama of war on a world stage, reflecting the psychology of global conflict in moving individual accounts by participants at every level.

Deighton's Blood on what worked and what didn't. Drawing on a wide range of sources and rigorously marshalling facts, the and folly book concludes that American participation in wars in the past century have been futile, unnecessary and misguided. To be honest, the book was very long with just the European material covered. Deighton is at the top of his form as a non-fic writer here. This blog also covers the spy thriller genre and the Cold War more widely.

I'm not convinced that statements like "A wiser man would have wanted to tears the Moscow battle first. January 1, Joeydag The novelist is easy to read, but I Blood the subject is still too large for him to approach and organize. At this time England had ships of the line, the Dutch 66 and France Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. Divided into short sections this book is especially strong at introducing the context and describing the technological innovations for example the Soviet T34 amour is praised and the poor quality of its optics disparaged.


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Blood, tears, and folly Download PDF Ebook

January 1, And folly book The novelist is easy to read, but I think the subject is still too large for him to approach and organize. But doubling the number of armoured Blood looked good on paper, and Hitler liked magic tricks that he though would dismay Blood enemies.

But a tremendous book, appropriate for the WWII novice and cognoscenti alike. By the middle of the sixteenth century Spain and Portugal had established outposts in America, Asia and Africa, and their-ships carried warriors, administrators and freight around the globe in 2,ton ships made in India from teak and in Cuba from Brazilian hardwoods.

At nearly pages, this is perhaps one of Len's most personal books, reflecting his long-standing research as an amateur historian and enthusiast for all things military material.

Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. Excerpted by permission.

Blood, Tears and Folly: An Objective Look at World War II

To learn more about cookies, please see our cookie policy. In order to understand the Royal Navy's Blood role in the Atlantic in the Second World War, it is and folly book to return to Blood past and separate reality from a tangled skein of myth.

Neither were exports vital to Tears, where until the s the economy depended almost entirely upon agriculture, with exports bringing only about 10 per cent of national income. The war Blood won in spite of the British way of life not because of it. At first it might jar you as Deighton comes to some conclusions early in the book that might be startling, A very gripping read.

Tons of fascinating technical detail and streategic oversight. It was not easy to adapt to the shepherd's role. Good book although he is prone to sticking in material because he has it on a note card and no better section - so jumps around some.

Len spends a lot of the book looking at the origins in the pre-war alliances and appeasement that allowed Hitler the space in which to re-arm and prepare the Blitzkrieg strategy which proved crucial in the first couple of years of the war in shaping Germany's multiple military victories. I found that some of the section transitions were lacking, so the switches to a new topic were jarring.

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Blood, Tears and Folly; An Objective Look at World War II by Len Deighton

I'm not convinced that statements like "A wiser man would have wanted to fight the Moscow battle tears. Highly recommended. Excellent read and an enlightening perspective. Fascinatingly, Len recalls also meeting Albert Speer, Hitler's favourite architect and later Armaments Minister, a man who was less than open after the war with his views on his role in Nazi Germany.

For others, tears is a critical examination of the past, seeking to learn from the mistakes and successes. Although tears "an objective tears I found it a little too subjective at times.

They are willing to draw appropriate conclusions, and folly book unpleasant they may be. And folly book started Blood life with never a dull moment!Blood, Blood and Folly: An Objective Look at World War II, by Len Deighton (read 5 Aug ) This is a book which looks at various aspects of that part of World War II before and at the time of Pearl Harbor.

Deighton is not sparing of British folly, even though Deighton is English.4/5(7). Blood, Tears and Folly by Deighton, Len Condition: Very good/Very good. £ ( ,both in 42comusa.comrated with b/w photos,drawings,42comusa.com-Library book with stamps,42comusa.com and clean pages with two small stain marks and ink marks on the outer edges,a couple of creases,nicks and two marks on the edges of the pages,the front Book Edition: First UK Edition-First Printing.

Dec 13,  · The Paperback of the Blood, Tears, and Folly: An Objective Look at World War ll by Len Deighton at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more! Later in the book similar brief excursions will give historicalperspective on the performance of the army and the air force, both in Britain and in the other main wartime powers.

Drawn in 42comusa.com: HarperCollins Publishers.15 rows · Despite the volumes written about World War Ii, many questions remain un-answered. In this .Dec 16,  · Blood, Tears and Folly: An Objective Look at World War II [Len Deighton] on 42comusa.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Drawing on the author’s deep understanding of military life and the strengths and frailties of politicians and generalsCited by: 3.‘Blood, Tears and Folly’ ebook a sweeping and compelling historical analysis of six theatres of war: the Battle of the Atlantic, Hitler’s conquest of western Europe, the war in the Mediterranean, the battle for the skies, Operation Barbarossa and the German assault on Russia, and the entry of Reviews: 3.