Cambridge University Press, 1st ed., 1994. Xix + 1178 pp., 23 maps. D.j., 24 x 16cm. FINE. This is the first general history of World War II to be based both on the existing literature and on extensive work in British, American and German archives. It covers all the theatres of war, the weaponry used, and developments on the home front. It is also the first history of the war to take a truly global perspective and throughout, arguments are presented on the basis of much new archival material. The role of diplomacy and strategy, of intelligence and espionage and the impact of war upon society are dealt with. This outstanding new account published by Cambridge University Press has already become a standard work on the subject.