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The War in the West: A New History
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The second instalment in a revealing and forceful new multi-volume history of the Second World War from one of the UK's most exciting and expert young historians

About the Author

James Holland is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning historian, writer, and broadcaster. The author of a number of best-selling histories including most recently Brothers In Arms and Normandy '44, he is also the author of nine works of fiction and a dozen Ladybird Experts.

He is the co-founder of the annual Chalke Valley History Festival which is now in its twelfth year, and he has presented - and written - many television programmes and series for the BBC, Channel 4, National Geographic and the History and Discovery channels.

With Al Murray, he has a successful Second World War podcast, We Have Ways of Making You Talk, which also has its own festival, and is a research fellow at St Andrew's University and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He can be found on Twitter as @James1940 and on Instagram as @jamesholland1940.

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James Holland has established himself as one of the premier World War II Historians
*History of War*

Holland shoots down the myth of German invincibility . . . All the great turning points of 1941-43 are here. A triumph
*Sunday Express*

Makes us eager for the third and final part of what now ranks as a towering work of historical research and writing
*BBC History Magazine*

Holland brings a fresh eye to the ebb and flow of the conflict . . . [A] majestic saga
*Literary Review*

This second volume easily reaches the benchmark set by it’s predecessor . . . the style is crisp, engaging, absorbing, it really does have the feel of a fresh and revisionist perspective on the momentous events that occurred between 1941 and 1943
*Soldier*

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