The World War II 100
A Ranking of the Most Influential Figures of the Second World WareBook - 2002
Let the debate begin! In a series of tightly written vignettes, loaded with facts, figures, opinions, and assessments author Howard Langer has dared to rank the most influential figures of World War Two. Who was more important, Hitler or Roosevelt? Churchhill or Stalin? Who the heck was Douglas Bader, Reinhard Heydrich, Breckinridge Long, Stewart Menzies, or Bertram Ramsey? Where do they rank? And where is Simpson or Mitscher or even Schindler? Though the list is purely subjective, Langer makes a good case for every listing and for the placement of each within the 100. But whether you agree with Langer's rankings -- or even with the inclusion or exclusion of some favorite general, politician, or scientist -- the World War II 100 will give you insights into the minds and character of the many flawed and heroic men and women locked in the deadly embrace of a war without mercy. Book jacket.