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Max Hastings is the author of more than twenty books, most recently Inferno: The World at War, 1939–1945. He spent his early career as a foreign correspondent for BBC TV and various newspapers, then as editor of Britain’s Evening Standard and Daily Telegraph. He has received numerous awards for both his books and his journalism. He lives in the English countryside west of London.

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Armageddon
The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945
Written by Max Hastings


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 18, 2005
Price: $18.95

In September 1944, the Allies believed that Hitler’s army was beaten and expected the bloodshed to end by Christmas. Yet a series of mistakes and setbacks, including the Battle of the Bulge, drastically altered this timetable and led to eight more months of brutal fighting.

With Armageddon, the eminent military historian... Read more >
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Armageddon
The Battle for Germany, 1944-45
Written by Max Hastings


Format: eBook, 608 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 16, 2004
Price: $14.99

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Catastrophe 1914
Europe Goes to War
Written by Max Hastings


Format: Trade Paperback, 704 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 13, 2014
Price: $17.95

A New York Times Notable Book of 2013
A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year

World War I evokes images of the trenches: grinding, halting battles that sacrificed millions of lives for no territory or visible gain. Yet the first months of the war, from the German invasion of Belgium to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Catastrophe 1914
Europe Goes to War
Written by Max Hastings


Format: Hardcover, 672 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $35.00

From the acclaimed military historian, a new history of the outbreak of World War I: the dramatic stretch from the breakdown of diplomacy to the battles—the Marne, Ypres, Tannenberg—that marked the frenzied first year before the war bogged down in the trenches.

In Catastrophe 1914, Max Hastings gives us a conflict different... Read more >
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Catastrophe 1914
Europe Goes to War
Written by Max Hastings


Format: eBook, 672 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $13.99

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Inferno
The World at War, 1939-1945
Written by Max Hastings


Format: Trade Paperback, 800 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $17.95

From one of our finest military historians, a monumental work that shows us at once the truly global reach of World War II and its deeply personal consequences.

For thirty-five years, Max Hastings has researched and written about different aspects of the war. Now, for the first time, he gives us... Read more >
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Inferno
The World at War, 1939-1945
Written by Max Hastings


Format: eBook, 672 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $13.99

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Overlord
D-Day and the Battle for Normandy
Written by Max Hastings


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 3, 2006
Price: $16.95

"Hastings is able to construct a narrative evoking the chaos of combat without losing the thread of tactical and strategic developments." —Los Angeles Times Book Review

On June 6, 1944, the American and British armies staged the greatest amphibious landing in history to begin Operation Overlord, the battle for the liberation of... Read more >

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Retribution
The Battle for Japan, 1944-45
Written by Max Hastings


Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 10, 2009
Price: $18.95

By the summer of 1944 it was clear that Japan's defeat was inevitable, but how the drive to victory would be achieved remained unclear. The ensuing drama—that ended in Japan's utter devastation—was acted out across the vast theater of Asia in massive clashes between army, air, and naval forces.

In recounting these... Read more >
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Retribution

Written by Max Hastings


Format: eBook, 640 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 18, 2008
Price: $12.99

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Warriors
Portraits from the Battlefield
Written by Max Hastings


Format: Trade Paperback, 402 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 13, 2007
Price: $16.95

Heroism in battle has been celebrated throughout history, yet it is one of the least understood virtues. What makes some men and women perform extraordinary deeds on the battlefield? What makes them risk their lives in the pursuit of victory?

Max Hastings, one of our foremost military historians, has seen combat up... Read more >
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Warriors
Portraits from the Battle Field
Written by Max Hastings


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 3, 2006
Price: $13.99

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Winston's War
Churchill, 1940-1945
Written by Max Hastings


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 3, 2011
Price: $17.95

Winston’s War is a vivid and incisive portrait of Winston Churchill during wartime. Here are the glories and triumphs, the contradictions and blunders of the man who, through sheer force of will, kept Britain fighting in 1940. But as the tide of the war turned, historian Max Hastings shows how Churchill... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Winston's War
Churchill, 1940-1945
Written by Max Hastings


Format: Hardcover, 576 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 27, 2010
Price: $35.00

From our foremost historian of World War II, a vivid and incisive portrait of Winston Churchill during wartime.

With unparalleled insight, Max Hastings brings to life the man and his complexities, giving us a penetrating analysis of Churchill’s relationship with his nation, its allies, and its armed forces. He captures Churchill’s galvanizing... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

Winston's War

Written by Max Hastings


Format: eBook, 576 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 27, 2010
Price: $13.99

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