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The World at War: The Crucial Years, 1939-1941
The World at War: The Crucial Years, 1939-1941
By Hanson W. Baldwin
Harper & Row, 1976, 499 pp

This first installment of a history of World War II deals with the most neglected period in American scholarship-the years before Pearl Harbor. The author, one of the most knowledgeable military correspondents of those times, provides a dramatic, detailed and very human narrative of the men and the events.