Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, (2000). Second printing. Hardcover. Octavo; pp; xvi, 765; profusely illustrated with twenty-four maps and one hundred twenty-eight black and white photographs; black cloth and gray boards lettered in gilt in a pictorial dust jacket;. Near fine / near fine. Item #15575
"In the course of the twentieth century, no war looms as profoundly transformative or as destructive as World War II. Its global scope and human toll reveal the true face of modern, industrialized warfare. Now, for the first time, we have a comprehensive, single-volume account of how and why this global conflict evolved as it did. A War To Be Won is a unique and powerful operational history of the Second World War that tells the full story of battle on land, on sea, and in the air. Williamson Murray and Allan R. Millett analyze the operations and tactics that defined the conduct of the war in both the European and Pacific Theaters. Moving between the war room and the battlefield, we see how strategies were crafted and revised, and how the multitudes of combat troops struggled to discharge their orders. The authors present incisive portraits of the military leaders, on both sides of the struggle."