War from the Top: German And British Military Decision Making During World War Ii

Hardcover | August 22, 1990

byAlan F. Wilt

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"Wilt writes... well and offers many sound perceptions." -Choice

"... a stimulating book... a timely warning against overindulgence in hindsight in evaluating the great issues of the war... " -Parameters

"... a significant new study... a clearly written, excellent book... " -Airpower Journal

"... an impressive work of scholarship... " -British Politics Group Newsletter

"Wilt's comparative approach permits us fresh perspectives on both sides of the war. Moreover, Wilt has chosen to compare two of the major rival belligerents at the most stimulating and interesting level at which such comparison might be made, the level of the summit of decision making-with the magnetic figures of Hitler and Churchill playing major roles in his narrative and analysis." -Russell F. Weigley

"This is a masterful treatment of a complex subject and a must read book for anyone writing about the Second World War." -The Historian

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Alan F. Wilt looks at the strategic decision making in Germany and Great Britain from the top down, at Hitler and Churchill and their considerable influence on their countries' military decisions.

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"Wilt writes... well and offers many sound perceptions." -Choice"... a stimulating book... a timely warning against overindulgence in hindsight in evaluating the great issues of the war... " -Parameters"... a significant new study... a clearly written, excellent book... " -Airpower Journal"... an impressive work of scholarship... " -Br...

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Alan F. Wilt looks at the strategic decision making in Germany and Great Britain from the top down, at Hitler and Churchill and their considerable influence on their countries' military decisions.

Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.57 × 6.49 × 1.23 inPublished:August 22, 1990Publisher:Indiana University Press

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ISBN - 10:0253364558

ISBN - 13:9780253364555

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
One. Directing the War
Two. Running the War: The Organization
Three. Running the War: The Personalities
Four. Planning the War: The Early Years
Five. Planning the War: The Middle and Later Phases
Six. Fighting the War: 1939-1940
Seven. The Russian Front, 1941-1943
Eight. North Africa and Sicily, 1941-1943
Nine. The Battle of the Atlantic
Ten. Strategic Bombing vs. Air Defense
Eleven. Burma and Western Europe, 1944-1945
Conclusion
Appendix: Code Names
Notes
Bibliography
Index

From Our Editors

Alan F. Wilt looks at the strategic decision making in Germany and Great Britain from the top down, at Hitler and Churchill and their considerable influence on their countries' military decisions.