Books by Norman Davies

VANISHED KINGDOMS by Norman Davies
HISTORY
Released: Jan. 5, 2012

"As usual with Davies, an exceedingly accomplished and dauntingly thorough study."
Distinguished British historian Davies (No Simple Victory: World War II in Europe, 1939–1945, etc.) delves into 15 once-great, now-fallen states, from the ancient Visigoths to the Soviet Union. Read full book review >
NO SIMPLE VICTORY by Norman Davies
HISTORY
Released: Sept. 10, 2007

"Emphasizes why it is necessary to continue to examine and amend a complex story whose many facets will take much more searching to be told."
World War II study that seeks to challenge traditional and, Davies (Rising '44: The Battle of Warsaw, 2004, etc.) argues, glaringly inaccurate narratives of the event. Read full book review >
NO SIMPLE VICTORY by Norman Davies
HISTORY
Released: Sept. 10, 2007

"Emphasizes why it is necessary to continue to examine and amend a complex story whose many facets will take much more searching to be told."
World War II study that seeks to challenge traditional and, Davies (Rising '44: The Battle of Warsaw, 2004, etc.) argues, glaringly inaccurate narratives of the event. Read full book review >
RISING ’44 by Norman Davies
HISTORY
Released: May 10, 2004

""Every single member of the Allied community [holds] a share of the responsibility" for the betrayal, Davies insists. And here he issues a resounding indictment."
A thorough recounting of what the author considers to be "one of the greatest tragedies of the twentieth century"—and surely one of the most shameful betrayals in the world annals. Read full book review >
THE ISLES by Norman Davies
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: March 1, 2000

"An exuberantly iconoclastic overturning of Albion's sacred cows that simultaneously enlarges our understanding of the past. (8 color and 25 b&w pp. of illustrations, 12 maps—not seen) (First printing of 50,000)"
As the United Kingdom uncertainly faces integration with Europe abroad and devolution at home, historian Davies (History Emeritus/London Univ.; Europe: A History, not reviewed) delivers a narrative that is as opportune as it is ambitious and provocative. Read full book review >