Quick and quirky history of WWII
World War Two: A Short History by Norman Stone. Allen Lane, €21.40. Reviewed by Andrew Lynch.
World War Two: A Short History by Norman Stone
Norman Stone is a historian who tends to divide opinion. In the late 1980s, his strong right-wing views made the flinty Glaswegian one of Margaret Thatcher's favourite foreign policy advisers. Her predecessor as Conservative leader, Edward Heath, delivered a less favourable judgment: "Many parents of Oxford students must be both horrified and disgusted that the higher education of our children should rest in the hands of...
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