Author(s): Fowke Bob
Did you know that Adolf Hilter wasn't, in fact, German? The Second World War brought horror and heartache to millions of people all over the globe, and it turned everyday living upside down too. Any history book will give you the boring facts they think you should know, but only this one will tell you what life during World War II was really like ...
Despite the jokey cover, the contents are weighty but highly accessible, and may well inspire conversations with relatives who remember that time. -- The Guardian (March 2000) They provide a 'way in' for less confident readers and whet the appetite of history-phobes. -- Literacy & Learning These bright and breezy books are packed with quirky facts and information. [...] My own personal favourite was 'What They Don't Tell You About: World War II'. [...] Overall a series cheap enough to stimulate interest in their subject. -- BfK, May 00
Bob has written and illustrated most of the books in the What They Don't Tell You About series and always produces interesting text and lively, humorous illustrations. He is also writing two Who's Who guides to British History and Science and Technology to publish in May 2000.