Professor Simon Ball discusses the best books about El Alamein
In a new interview, Professor Ball separates clichés from facts when recommending books on the Desert War.
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Of the 300 books on El Alamein, some of them aren’t very good, but even the quite good ones are partisan.
In an extensive feature, Simon Ball, Professor of International History and Politics, explores the best of the huge number of books written about El Alamein, the Desert War and World War II.