I started listening to a discussion with Nicholson Baker in the (often excellent) podcasts from the New York Public Library, I don't know much about Baker but my impression is that he has some odd ideas — ones which are at variance with accepted history. Such as...one of the causes of British bombing of Germany materially solidified German support for Hitler and the war effort and thus furthered or worsened the whole European catastrophe. That's starting in1940 when the war is already in full fever and Germany has essentially taken over the continent.
Then there is this gem in the WSJ: Q&A: Nicholson Baker
WSJ: Do you think the U.S. acted provocatively toward Japan by building up its presence in the Pacific?
Mr. Baker: I think there were many provocative acts by the U.S. It seems that it's an inescapable conclusion. The United States and Japan always felt as if Japan was competing with the United States' interests in the Far East, and Japan of course was in the midst of this unbelievably bloody and awful situation in China, which they couldn't extricate themselves from.(italics added)"Japan...unbelievably bloody and awful situation...couldn't extricate themselves?"
However he is worth hearing-out. For example, he pointed out something which did strike me as interesting: that one of the reasons so many Jews were murdered was because the British would rather have fought Hitler than allow Jews in to Britain. It's more complicated but basically it's the "genteel anti-semitism" of...well of just about everyone...which compounded Hitler's crimes by restrictive immigration policies.