Second World War A Short History
Edition: 3rd 2001
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Description: The Second World War is a compact but comprehensive and absorbing history of the war. It examines the causes of the war, how it was won and lost, and its far-reaching consequences for humanity. In tracing the key events of both the European and the Far Eastern wars, R. A. C. Parker outlines clearly the strategies of the participants, the economies and societies that underlay them, and the strengths and weaknesses of their fighting forces. He describes the decisive battles and analyses the reasons for their outcome, paying close attention to special features of the war: mobile warfare, forced migration, the Holocaust, strategic and nuclear bombing. Unlike many other histories of the war this book places British and European involvement squarely in an international perspective, and the author never shies away from raising fundamental questions.
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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/21/2002
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
|List of plates|
|List of maps|
|Hitler, Germany, and the origins of the European war|
|German conquest of Poland, Norway, the Low Countries, and France|
|Operation Barbarossa: the German attack on the Soviet Union|
|The United States enters the war: the origins of the Japanese attack|
|Japanese victories and disappointments: December 1941 to August 1942|
|The end of German expansion: the Atlantic, North Africa, and Russia, 1942-1943|
|Anglo-American strategies for victory|
|Economies at war|
|Driving back the Germans: North Africa, Italy, and Russia|
|D-Day and victory in Europe|
|The defeat of Japan and the atom bomb|
|From war to peace: Anglo-American relations|
|From alliance to Cold War: the Soviet Union and the West|
|The impact of war: the murder of the European Jews|
|The impact of war: casualties, crisis, and change|
|Note on quotations|