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Engineers of victory

Paul M. Kennedy

Engineers of victory

the problem solvers who turned the tide in the Second World War

by Paul M. Kennedy

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Published by Random House in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Campaigns,
  • Amphibious warfare,
  • World War, 1939-1945,
  • Aerial Bombing,
  • Aerial operations,
  • Amphibious operations,
  • Naval convoys,
  • Organization,
  • Naval operations,
  • History,
  • Armed Forces

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementPaul Kennedy
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD743 .K425 2013
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25367417M
    ISBN 109781400067619, 9781588368980
    LC Control Number2012024284

      [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 3/5(3). “Engineers of Victory” is a “nuts-and-bolts” account of the strategic factors that led to Allied victory in the Second World War. Paul 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.

      Engineers of Victory: the Problem Solvers Who Turned the Tide in the Second World War Paul Kennedy Allen Lane, pp, £ Seventy years ago, in January , Winston Churchill and the then president of the United States, Franklin D Roosevelt, plus their chiefs of staff, were closeted together for ten days in a hotel in Casablanca, reviewing the Allies’ war . Engineers of Victory The Problem Solvers Who Turned the Tide in the Second World War (Book): Kennedy, Paul M.: "Engineers of Victory" is a new account of how the tide was turned against the Nazis by the Allies in the Second World War, the focus being on the problem-solvers: Major-General Perry Hobart, who invented the "funny tanks" which flattened the curve on the D-Day .

      H-War Book Reviews - Joshua Camper "Army's description of Union Army engineers and their accomplishments is certainly thorough and impressive. He relates numerous examples of how the effective use of engineers led to victory while an ineffective application led to defeat." The Michigan Historical ReviewBrand: Johns Hopkins University Press. Superior engineering skills among Union soldiers helped ensure victory in the Civil War. Engineering Victory brings a fresh approach to the question of why the North prevailed in the Civil War. Historian Thomas F. Army, Jr., identifies strength in engineering—not superior military strategy or industrial advantage—as the critical determining factor in the war’s outcome.


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Engineers of Victory: The Problem Solvers Who Turned the Tide in the Second World War, by Paul Kennedy, Random House, New York,$ Few people realize that North American Aviation originally designed its famed P Mustang with an underpowered engine that limited its usefulness as a combat fighter.

“Engineers of Victory” achieves the difficult task of being a consistently original book about one of the most relentlessly examined episodes in Author: Michael Beschloss. Kennedy’s new book, Engineers of Victory: The Problem Solvers Who Turned the Tide in the Second World War, tells the story of how small groups of individuals and institutions, both civilian and military, succeeded in enabling victory in the critical middle years of World War II.

Kennedy proposes this as template for understanding how grand. The book is in a similar vein to "Freedoms Forge" which describes how the US produced the massive amounts of equipment to enable all the allies to fight the war; this in my view is a much better read and had I not read Freedoms Forge first I would not have given Engineers of Victory 4 stars.4/5().

Engineers of Victory is an important book that should encourage further study of World War II by all readers. Seventy-seven years after the war began (if one includes the Japanese attack into Manchuria), the middle remains a vast untapped area of historical inquiry. Engineers of Victory is 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.

Engineers of Victory I highly recommend this book. A good history will give you the who, what, where, and when. This work does that but also provides keen insights into how and why. Kennedy gives you a different and deeper view into events you might have thought you understood. Most enlightening and very well done/5(35).

Kennedy’s new book is, as he might put it, more “nuts and bolts” than grand sweep.“Engineers of Victory” is about the vital importance of people and processes in executing grand strategy. 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*** Engineers of 3/5(1).

Engineers of Victory achieves the difficult task of being a consistently original book about one of the most relentlessly examined episodes in human history.

Unlike most studies of the war, this one is not primarily about politics, generalship or battlefield glories/5(24). Engineers of Victory is 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/5(2).

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Engineers of Victory The Problem Solvers Who Turned the Tide in the Second World War (Book): Kennedy, Paul M.: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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.

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In January Churchill and Roosevelt and the Combined Chiefs of Staff met in Casablanca to review the western Allies' war aims 4/5(). Engineers of Victory The Problem Solvers Who Turned the Tide in the Second World War (Book): Kennedy, Paul M.: "Engineers of Victory" is a new account of how the tide was turned against the Nazis by the Allies in the Second World War, the focus being on the problem-solvers: Major-General Perry Hobart, who invented the "funny tanks" which flattened.

[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/5(K).

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