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Engineers of Victory The Problem Solvers Who Turned the Tide in the Second World War

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ISBN-10: 1400067618

ISBN-13: 9781400067619

Edition: 2013

Authors: Paul Kennedy

List price: $30.00
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Paul Kennedy, award-winning author of The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers and one of today's most renowned historians, now provides a new and unique look at how World War II was won. The Turn of the Tide is a fascinating nuts-and-bolts account of the strategic factors that led to Allied victory. Kennedy reveals how the leaders' grand strategy was carried out by the ordinary soldiers, scientists, engineers, and businessmen responsible for realizing their commanders' visions of success. In January 1943, FDR and Churchill convened in Casablanca and established the Allied objectives for the war: to defeat the Nazi blitzkrieg; to control the Atlantic sea lanes and the air over western and…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/29/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Born at the very end of World War II in Northeast England, Paul Kennedy was the first in his family to go to a university college. After receiving his Ph.D. in philosophy at Oxford University, Kennedy came to the United States to work in Washington in the National Archives. A J. Richardson Professor of History at Yale University since 1983, Kennedy is also the author of numerous important books. The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers has enjoyed wide acclaim and great success as a best-seller, and Preparing for the Twenty-First Century covers the themes of lectures that Kennedy took part in at Yale University since the mid-1980s. Kennedy's teaching and research are influenced by his…    

Maps and Tables
Introduction
How to Get Convoys Safely Across the Atlantic
How to Win Command of the Air
How to Stop a Blitzkrieg
How to Seize an Enemy-Held Shore
How to Defeat the "Tyranny of Distance"
Conclusion: Problem Solving in History
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Credits
Index