Book cover for 1939



02 April 2020
368 pages
Imprint: Picador


A fascinating and well-written book about how two nations embraced the prospect of war. By examining a turbulent year from the ground up, Taylor has inadvertently exposed crucial differences in national characteristics.
Taylor has done us a great service in making the personal stories of what it was actually like to live through the most crucial year of the twentieth century vivid, compelling and salutary
Well-researched and intriguing
A sinister and thrilling picture of how the year 1939 developed into war