New Book by Professor Norman Stone: World War Two: A Short HistoryProfessor Norman Stone, world-renowned historian and Professor at the Department of International Relations has published his latest book on the history of the Second World War. Entitled World War Two: A Short History, Professor Stoneâs book offers, in the words of the publisher âan unprecedentedly concise, utterly authoritative account of the deadliest war of human historyâ. Here is an extract from the publisherâs website: âWith astonishing aplomb, Norman Stone traces the causes, course, and conclusion of this epic war. A stunning achievement, World War Two is a work of history of which only Norman Stone is capable. Brisk yet profound, pithy but endlessly informative, it is an invaluable contribution to our understanding of the twentieth century and its most defining conflict.