Engineers of Victory: The Problem Solvers Who Turned the Tide in the Second World War

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""Engineers of Victory" achieves the difficult task of being a consistently original book about one of the most relentlessly examined episodes in human history. . . . Like an engineer who pries open a pocket watch to reveal its inner mechanics, Kennedy tells how little-known men and woman at lower levels helped win the war. . . . An important contribution to our understanding of World War II."--Michael Beschloss, "The New York Times Book Review"
"In this valuable addition to the very long shelf of recent books about World War II, Kennedy looks at the 18 months before the D-Day invasion in June 1944. . . . As he walks the reader through the critical breakthroughs required to achieve such daunting tasks as attacking an enemy shore thousands of miles from home, Kennedy colorfully and convincingly illustrates the ingenuity and persistence of a few men who made all the difference."--"The Washington Post"
"Histories of World War II tend to concentrate on the leaders and generals at the top who make the big strategic decisions and on the lowly grunts at the bottom. . . . ["Engineers of Victory"] seeks to fill this gap in the historiography of World War II and does so triumphantly. . . . This book is a fine tribute."--"The Wall Street Journal"
"Paul Kennedy . . . has thus achieved a notable feat in bringing a large dose of common sense, historical insight and detailed knowledge to bear in his refreshing study of what might be called the material history of the second world war. . . . This material history of strategy asks the right questions, disposes of cliches and gives rich accounts of neglected topics."--"Financial Times"
"Paul Kennedy's history of World War II is a demonstration not only of incisive analysis and mastery of subject, but of profound integrity, and a historian's desire to celebrate not great leaders but the forgotten scientists, technicians, and logisticians who gave us the tacti

"Superbly written and carefully documented . . . indispensable reading for anyone who seeks to understand how and why the Allies won.""--The Christian Science Monitor"
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"An important contribution to our understanding of World War II . . . Like an engineer who pries open a pocket watch to reveal its inner mechanics, [Paul] Kennedy tells how little-known men and women at lower levels helped win the war."--Michael Beschloss, "The New York Times Book Review"
"Histories of World War II tend to concentrate on the leaders and generals at the top who make the big strategic decisions and on the lowly grunts at the bottom. . . . ["Engineers of Victory"] seeks to fill this gap in the historiography of World War II and does so triumphantly. . . . This book is a fine tribute."--"The Wall Street Journal"
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"[Kennedy] colorfully and convincingly illustrates the ingenuity and persistence of a few men who made all the difference."--"The Washington Post"
"Kennedy has produced a fresh perspective on the war, giving us not just another history of an overfamiliar conflict, but a manual of technical problem-solving, written in the clearest and most compelling style, that could still prove useful to modern management today."--"The Telegraph" (UK)
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"This superb book is Kennedy's best.""--Foreign Affairs"
"Paul Kennedy . . . has thus achieved a notable feat in bringing a large dose of common sense, historical insight and detailed knowledge to bear in his refreshing study of what might be called the material history of the second world war. . . . This material history of strategy asks the right questions, disposes of clichEs and gives rich accounts of neglected topics."--"Financial Times"
"Paul Kennedy's history of World War II is a demonstration not only of incisive analysis and mastery of subject, but of profound integrity, and a historian's desire to celebrate not great leaders but the forgotten scientists, technicians, and logisticians who gave us the tactical edge, without which the strategic designs could never have been achieved."--Robert D. Kaplan, author of "The Revenge of Geography"
"Kennedy's fine-grained analysis and suspicion of any one single cause--like cipher cracking, intelligence and deception operations, or specific weapons systems, like the Soviet T-34 tank--permit him to persuasively array his supporting facts. . . . An absorbing new approach to a well-worked field."--"Kirkus Reviews" (starred review)
"A fresh and stimulating approach."--"Publishers Weekly"

"From the Hardcover edition."

Superbly written and carefully documented . . . indispensable reading for anyone who seeks to understand how and why the Allies won. The Christian Science Monitor

An important contribution to our understanding of World War II . . . Like an engineer who pries open a pocket watch to reveal its inner mechanics, [Paul] Kennedy tells how little-known men and women at lower levels helped win the war. Michael Beschloss, The New York Times Book Review
Histories of World War II tend to concentrate on the leaders and generals at the top who make the big strategic decisions and on the lowly grunts at the bottom. . . . [Engineers of Victory] seeks to fill this gap in the historiography of World War II and does so triumphantly. . . . This book is a fine tribute. The Wall Street Journal

[Kennedy] colorfully and convincingly illustrates the ingenuity and persistence of a few men who made all the difference. The Washington Post
Kennedy has produced a fresh perspective on the war, giving us not just another history of an overfamiliar conflict, but a manual of technical problem-solving, written in the clearest and most compelling style, that could still prove useful to modern management today. The Telegraph (UK)

This superb book is Kennedy s best. Foreign Affairs
Paul Kennedy . . . has thus achieved a notable feat in bringing a large dose of common sense, historical insight and detailed knowledge to bear in his refreshing study of what might be called the material history of the second world war. . . . This material history of strategy asks the right questions, disposes of cliches and gives rich accounts of neglected topics. Financial Times
Paul Kennedy s history of World War II is a demonstration not only of incisive analysis and mastery of subject, but of profound integrity, and a historian s desire to celebrate not great leaders but the forgotten scientists, technicians, and logisticians who gave us the tactical edge, without which the strategic designs could never have been achieved. Robert D. Kaplan, author of The Revenge of Geography
Kennedy s fine-grained analysis and suspicion of any one single cause like cipher cracking, intelligence and deception operations, or specific weapons systems, like the Soviet T-34 tank permit him to persuasively array his supporting facts. . . . An absorbing new approach to a well-worked field. Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
A fresh and stimulating approach. Publishers Weekly

From the Hardcover edition."

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Paul Kennedy, award-winning author of The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers and one of today s most renowned historians, now provides a new and unique look at how World War II was won.Engineers of Victoryis a fascinating nuts-and-bolts account of the strategic factors that led to Allied victory. Kennedy reveals how the leaders grand strategy was carried out by the ordinary soldiers, scientists, engineers, and businessmen responsible for realizing their commanders visions of success.
In January 1943, FDR and Churchill convened in Casablanca and established the Allied objectives for the war: to defeat the Nazi blitzkrieg; to control the Atlantic sea lanes and the air over western and central Europe; to take the fight to the European mainland; and to end Japan s imperialism. Astonishingly, a little over a year later, these ambitious goals had nearly all been accomplished. With riveting, tactical detail, Engineers of Victoryreveals how.
Kennedy recounts the inside stories of the invention of the cavity magnetron, a miniature radar as small as a soup plate, and the Hedgehog, a multi-headed grenade launcher that allowed the Allies to overcome the threat to their convoys crossing the Atlantic; the critical decision by engineers to install a super-charged Rolls-Royce engine in the P-51 Mustang, creating a fighter plane more powerful than the Luftwaffe s; and the innovative use of pontoon bridges (made from rafts strung together) to help Russian troops cross rivers and elude the Nazi blitzkrieg. He takes readers behind the scenes, unveiling exactly how thousands of individual Allied planes and fighting ships were choreographed to collectively pull off the invasion of Normandy, and illuminating how crew chiefs perfected the high-flying and inaccessible B-29 Superfortress that would drop the atomic bombs on Japan.
The story of World War II is often told as a grand narrative, as if it were fought by supermen or decided by fate. Here Kennedy uncovers the real heroes of the war, highlighting for the first time the creative strategies, tactics, and organizational decisions that made the lofty Allied objectives into a successful reality. In an even more significant way, Engineers of Victoryhas another claim to our attention, for it restores the middle level of war to its rightful place in history.
Praise for Engineers of Victory
Superbly written and carefully documented . . . indispensable reading for anyone who seeks to understand how and why the Allies won. The Christian Science Monitor

An important contribution to our understanding of World War II . . . Like an engineer who pries open a pocket watch to reveal its inner mechanics, [Paul] Kennedy tells how little-known men and women at lower levels helped win the war. Michael Beschloss, The New York Times Book Review
Histories of World War II tend to concentrate on the leaders and generals at the top who make the big strategic decisions and on the lowly grunts at the bottom. . . . [Engineers of Victory] seeks to fill this gap in the historiography of World War II and does so triumphantly. . . . This book is a fine tribute. The Wall Street Journal

[Kennedy] colorfully and convincingly illustrates the ingenuity and persistence of a few men who made all the difference. The Washington Post

This superb book is Kennedy s best. Foreign Affairs

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