World in the Balance: The Perilous Months of June-October 1940
Potomac Books, Inc. 2011
Description from the Author:
I wrote this book about the Battle of Britain for Americans because there are stories about the struggle Americans often overlook. One is the attack of the British navy on the French fleet days after France’s armistice with Germany so that French battleships would not fall to the Nazis. The book also presents code-breaking efforts, diplomatic maneuverings, propaganda campaigns, comparisons of British and German aircraft, the story of Hugh Dowding who masterminded Royal Air Force Fighter Command, the development of radar just in time for the Nazi air invasion, and lesser known episodes of the battle.
Note from Yellow Dot Shop:
This the best book (in my opinion) ever on World War II! It is such a quick, easy read. Brooke's writing is so clear and carries you through. Has several pages of photos too. My favorite on WWII!