Book Discussion on No Simple Victory
Norman Davies talked about his book No Simple Victory: World War II in Europe, 1939-1945, published by Viking. In his book historian… read more
Norman Davies talked about his book No Simple Victory: World War II in Europe, 1939-1945, published by Viking. In his book historian Norman Davies questions common conceptions about World War II including the lack of reasearch on the Eastern European theatre and the role that the Soviets played in Hitler’s defeat. Most of the fighting and decisive battles occurred on the Eastern Front. He contends that therefore the war was not a simple victory of good over evil, but the defeat of one totalitarian state, Nazi Germany, by another, the Soviet Union, whose crimes were just as vast. Mr. Davies responded to questions from members of the audience.
Norman Davies is a fellow at Wolfson College, the British Academy, and the Royal Historical Society as well as a professor emeritus at London University. Mr. Davies is the author of several books, including Europe: A History and Rising '44: The Battle for Warsaw.
This program was a presentation of “ALOUD at Central Library” by the Los Angeles Library Foundation in association with the Los Angeles Public Library. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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