"Andrew Nagorski’s vivid, incisive account shows how and why 1941 marked not just the beginning, but the beginning of the end, of World War II.”—William Taubman, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Khrushchev: The Man and His Era and Gorbachev: His Life and Times

"In 1941, the seemingly all-powerful Adolf Hitler snatched defeat from the jaws of victory by making two fatal mistakes: declaring war on the Soviet Union and the United States. In his gripping, deeply researched account of this pivotal roller-coaster year in World War II, Andrew Nagorski masterfully shows how Hitler’s hubris and willful lack of knowledge about his powerful new foes led to the Nazis’ destruction and set the stage for the Cold War that still haunts us today.”—Lynne Olson, author of Last Hope Island and Madame Fourcade’s Secret War

“1941 must have been the bravest and stupidest year of modern times. With gripping narrative and eye-popping revelation, Andrew Nagorski shows us why character is destiny.”—Evan Thomas, New York Times bestselling author of Being Nixon and Ike’s Bluff

“Andrew Nagorski has given us a vivid account of the year that shaped not only the conflict of the hour but the course of our lives—even now.”—Jon Meacham, New York Times bestselling author of The Soul of America

“Andrew Nagorski’s The Year Germany Lost the War is a seamlessly written and well-researched investigation of how Hitler bungled his geopolitical playing hand in 1941, thereby sinking the Third Reich before America even entered World War II. There is never a dull moment or lull in this fast-paced narrative. Highly recommended!”—Douglas Brinkley, author of American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race and Chair in Humanities and Professor, Rice University