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Publisher Description

Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.

World War Two was one of the most devastating conflicts the world has ever seen. Between 1939 and 1945 almost every country in the world was affected by the war in some way.

World War Two: History in an Hour neatly covers all the major facts and events giving you a clear and straightforward overview of the politics involved, the violence that ensued and how it changed the world in unimaginable ways. World War Two: History in an Hour is engagingly written and accessible for all history lovers.

Know your stuff: read about World War Two in just one hour.



‘If the past is a foreign country, History in an Hour is like a high-class tour operator, offering delightfully enjoyable short breaks in the rich and diverse continent of our shared past’ Dominic Sandbrook

‘The practice of History is ever-evolving, and the History In An Hour idea brings it back up to date for the digital age’ Andrew Roberts, Bookseller

‘This is genius’ MacWorld.com

About the author

Rupert Colley was a librarian in Enfield for 22 years until September 2011. A history graduate, he launched the original History In An Hour in 2009 with a website, blog and ‘World War Two In An Hour’ as an iPhone app. He then expanded it to Kindle, iBooks and into the USA with a series of titles, and enlisted new writers by encouraging guest bloggers on the website. History In An Hour was acquired by Scott Pack for HarperPress in 2011.

Jonathan Keeble
hr min
February 2
William Collins

Customer Reviews

Tomyjamy ,

War of the worlds

Fascinating factual listen , help you to understand the sequence of events during the period before and during the second world war .

Andrew Till ,

Fascinating and shocking

After listening to World War One I felt I had to get this. It's pretty well structured (although does tend to jump about a bit; more so than the audiobook of World War One) but very easy to listen to - delivered in a very factual, bite size manner. I never enjoyed history at school so going back now to relearn important events like this is made far easier in this format. Such appalling atrocities committed by so many countries though.

9inchBLISS ,

Naughty Nazis

Great listening on the go, around the house or in bed

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