The World at War: The Crucial Years, 1939-1941

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The World at War: The Crucial Years, 1939-1941

By Hanson W. Baldwin
Harper & Row, 1976
499 pp. $20.00
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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.