by Adam Hochschild
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 448 pp., $28.00
by Michael S. Neiberg
Belknap Press/Harvard University Press, 292 pp., $29.95
When World War Two came, it reflected the previous war, but in contrasting ways. If the British went to war again, it was not as exultant swimmers leaping into cleanness but as unenthusiastic citizen-soldiers, and by the time he led his country Churchill himself knew that casualties on the scale of the Somme were now unthinkable.
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