Simon Ball is a professor at the University of Leeds where he is Chair of International History and Politics and Director of Research in History.
Interviews with Simon Ball
Pendulum Of War: Three Battles at El Alamein
by Niall Barr
The Desert War: The Classic Trilogy on the North African Campaign 1940-43
by Alan Moorehead
by Desmond Young
Montgomery and the Eighth Army
by Bernard Montgomery and Stephen Brooks (ed)
The Most Dangerous Enemy: A History of the Battle of Britain
by Stephen Bungay
Churchill hailed the Allied victory at the Battle of El Alamein as “the end of the beginning” for Hitler in World War II. But in that very same speech, he downplayed its significance. Historian Simon Ball separates clichés from facts and chooses the best of the vast number of books written about El Alamein, the Desert War and World War II in general.