Time Life Books, World War II, Prelude to War by Robert T. Elson and the editors of Time-Life Books. Published in 1976, this is a fourth printing reprinted in 1979 by Time-Life Books. This is a hardback book with 216 pages. The front cover of the book has a little wear at the corners of the book and the bottom right corner is bent inward. The spine of the book has a little wear at the top and bottom. The back of the book has a little wear at the corners and rub marks on the back. The pages appear to be clean.