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Second World War

ISBN-10: 0316023752
ISBN-13: 9780316023757
Edition: N/A
Authors: Antony Beevor
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Description: A masterful and comprehensive new chronicle of World War II, by internationally bestselling historian Antony Beevor.Over the past two decades, Antony Beevor has established himself as one of the world's premier historians of WWII. His multi-award  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.00
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publication date: 5/7/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 880
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.112
Language: English

A masterful and comprehensive new chronicle of World War II, by internationally bestselling historian Antony Beevor.Over the past two decades, Antony Beevor has established himself as one of the world's premier historians of WWII. His multi-award winning books have includedStalingradandThe Fall of Berlin 1945. Now, in his newest and most ambitious book, he turns his focus to one of the bloodiest and most tragic events of the twentieth century, the Second World War.In this searing narrative that takes us from Hitler's invasion of Poland on September 1st, 1939 to V-J day on August 14th, 1945 and the war's aftermath, Beevor describes the conflict and its global reach--one that included every major power. The result is a dramatic and breathtaking single-volume history that provides a remarkably intimate account of the war that, more than any other, still commands attention and an audience.Thrillingly written and brilliantly researched, Beevor's grand and provocative account is destined to become the definitive work on this complex, tragic, and endlessly fascinating period in world history, and confirms once more that he is a military historian of the first rank.

British historian Antony Beevor was born on December 14, 1946. He was educated at Winchester College and Sandhurst and studied under the well-known World War Two historian, John Keegan. Beevor was an officer with the 11th Hussars for five years before becoming a writer. His works have received awards including the Runciman Prize, the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson Prize for History, and the Hawthornden Prize for Literature. The French government made him a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 1997, and in 2008 the president of Estonia awarded him the Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana. In 1999 Beevor was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He received the 2014 Pritzker Military Museum and Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.

List of Illustrations and Maps
Introduction
The Outbreak of War
'The Wholesale Destruction of Poland'
From Phoney War to Blitzkrieg
The Dragon and the Rising Sun
Norway and Denmark
Onslaught in the West
The Fall of France
Operation Sealion and the Battle of Britain
Reverberations
Hitler's Balkan War
Africa and the Atlantic
Barbarossa
Rassenkrieg
The 'Grand Alliance'
The Battle for Moscow
Pearl Harbor
China and the Philippines
War across the World
Wannsee and the SS Archipelago
Japanese Occupation and the Battle of Midway
Defeat in the Desert
Operation Blau - Barbarossa Relaunched
Fighting Back in the Pacific
Stalingrad
Alamein and Torch
Southern Russia and Tunisia
Casablanca, Kharkov and Tunis
Europe behind Barbed Wire
The Battle of the Atlantic and Strategic Bombing
The Pacific, China and Burma
The Battle of Kursk
From Sicily to Italy
Ukraine and the Teheran Conference
The Shoah by Gas
Italy - The Hard Underbelly
The Soviet Spring Offensive
The Pacific, China and Burma
The Spring of Expectations
Bagration and Normandy
Berlin, Warsaw and Paris
The Ichi-go Offensive and Leyte
Unrealized Hopes
The Ardennes and Athens
From the Vistula to the Oder
Philippines, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Tokyo Raids
Yalta, Dresden, K�nigsberg
Americans on the Elbe
The Berlin Operation
Cities of the Dead
The Atomic Bombs and the Subjugation of Japan
Acknowledgements
Notes
Index

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