Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Hardcover. "This book explains why El Alamein is such a controvesial battle. Based on an intensive readigin of the contemporary sources, including the extensive and recently declassified British bugging of Axis prisoners of war, Simon Ball turns Alamein on its head, explainig it as a cultural defeat for Britain" (jacket). Fine in white cloth covered boards with metallic purple title to spine. In illustrated dust jacket with dark purple to white spine. Clean and bright. 250 pages. WWII/052819. Fine / Fine.