Author(s): Richard Overy
The ultimate work of historical reference
* "This is one of the great works of historical reference in the English language. If you were allowed only one history book in the whole of your life, The Times Complete History of the World would be hard to beat because it conveys a sense not only of time, but also of place." Niall Ferguson, Professor of History, Harvard University. * "Wonderfully told history, brilliant graphics and maps, comprehensive and utterly accessible. In the internet age, proof positive that this reference book still has the edge by a considerable margin." Jon Snow
Richard Overy is Professor of History at the University of Exeter. He spent his earlier career teaching at Cambridge and at King's College, London. He has published over twenty books on the Second World War, the dictatorships of Hitler and Stalin and the history of air power. His most recent books include The Battle of Britain, The Dictators, The Morbid Age: Britain and the Crisis of Civilisation 1919-1939 and 1939: Countdown to War. He has edited the past three editions of the Times History of the World. He is a Fellow of the British Academy. In 2001 he won the Samuel Eliot Morison Prize for his contributions to military history and in 2010 the James Doolittle Award for his contribution to aviation history. He is currently director of the Centre for State, War and Society at Exeter University.