"Hitler made his final and supreme decision to stay in Berlin to the end... It remained for him to organize his own death amid the ruins". Winston Churchill's six-volume history of the cataclysm that sweet the world remains the definitive history of the Second World War. Lucid, dramatic, remarkable both for its breadth and sweep and for its sense of personal involvement, it is universally acknowledged as a magnificent reconstruction and is an enduring, compelling work that led to his being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Triumph and Tragedy recounts the dramatic months as the war drew to a close: the Normandy landings, the liberation of Western Europe, the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the surrender of Germany and Japan. In his introduction, John Keegan discusses Churchill's historical methods and the extraordinary achievement of The Second World War. This volume also includes appendices, an index, maps and diagrams. 'It is our immense good fortune that a man who presided over this crisis in history is able to turn the action he lived through into enduring literature' The New York Times.