Written in a bullet points form and supplemented with portraits, Heads of State provides a succinct high level summary of WWII politicians and their contributions and role in WWII. As indicated in the title, this is a concise summary, rather than a detailed outline and therefore suitable for readers looking to refresh their memory or gain a basic understanding of WWII politics.
I sometimes struggle to keep my attention when reading history books as they are often dry and lengthy. Jack J. Kanski's book does not fall into that category. I found the book very easy to read and finished it in one sitting.
by Nadia MacCallum
This book is an outline of key figures relating to WWII, so the information is of course not in-depth. It is helpful to use to sort out "who's who" in what was a very complex multi-year, multi-country conflict. Avid WWII historians will likely know all of this already, but it should be helpful to those who are starting to dig deeper into WWII history.
by Janette Forman
I really enjoyed reading, "World War Two: Heads of State, Politicians, and Collaborators," because it gave each country, commonwealth a brief introduction and gave a 'bulleted" display of information. The book is an easy read and shares a wealth of knowledge (suitable for even high school students). One bullet under FDR says, "in September 1940 Roosevelt gave 50 destroyers to Britain in exchange for military base rights in the islands of the British Caribbean".; I didn't know anything about that and there is so much more.
by Beverly Washington
Great outline of the who's who for all side during World War 2. Pictures and quick detail for individuals by country. Great reference when reading Historical books to help keep everything straight.
by Lynne Ernst
Enjoyed the photos and all of the interesting information! As a History lover and Holocaust Researcher, I cannot recommend this book highly enough!
by January Gray