The Cambridge History of the Second World War 3 Volume Hardback Set

The Cambridge History of the Second World War 3 Volume Hardback Set

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The Cambridge History of the Second World War is an authoritative new account of the conflict that unfolded between 1939 and 1945. With contributions from a team of leading historians, the three volumes adopt a transnational approach to offer a comprehensive, global analysis of the military, political, sociological, economic and cultural aspects of the war. Volume 1 provides an operational perspective on the course of the war, examining strategies, military cultures and organisation and the key campaigns, whilst Volume 2 reviews the 'politics' of war, the global aspirations of the rival alliances, and the role of diplomacy. Volume 3 considers the war as an economic, social and cultural event, exploring how entire nations mobilised their economies and populations and dealt with the catastrophic losses that followed. The volumes conclude by considering the lasting impact of World War Two and the memory of war across different cultures of commemoration.
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  • Hardback | 2025 pages
  • 172 x 242 x 137mm | 4,380g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 96 Plates, color; 36 Maps
  • 1107101778
  • 9781107101777
  • 1,345,459

Table of contents

Part I. Grand Strategies; Part I John Ferris and Evan Mawdsley; 1. British military strategy David French; 2. China's long war with Japan Jay Taylor; 3. French grand strategy and defence preparations Martin S. Alexander; 4. German strategy, 1939-45 Gerhard Weinberg; 5. Mussolini's strategy 1939-43 John Gooch; 6. Feigning grand strategy; Part II. Campaigns; Part II John Ferris and Evan Mawdsley; 9. Campaigns in China, 1937-45 Hans Van De Ven; 10. War in the West, 1939-40; Part III. Fighting Forces; Part III John Ferris and Evan Mawdsley; 18. War planning Eliot Cohen; 19. Armies, navies, air forces; Part I. Ideologies; Part I Richard J. B. Bosworth and Joseph A. Maiolo; 1. The axis; Part II. Diplomacy and Alliances; Part II Richard J. B. Bosworth and Joseph A. Maiolo; 9. Europe; Part III. Occupation, Collaboration, Resistance and Liberation; Part III Richard J. B. Bosworth and Joseph A. Maiolo; 15. Wartime occupation by Germany; Part I. Political Economy; Part I Michael Geyer and Adam Tooze; 1. The economics of the war with Germany Adam Tooze and Jamie Martin; 2. Finance for war in Asia and its aftermath Greg Huff; 3. War of the factories Jeff Fear; 4. Controlling resources; Part II. The Social Practice of Total War, 1939-45; Part II Michael Geyer and Adam Tooze; 8. Death and survival in the Second World War Richard Bessel; 9. Battles for morale; Part III. The Moral Economy of War; Part III Michael Geyer and Adam Tooze; 14. Just and unjust wars.
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About Evan Mawdsley

Evan Mawdsley is an international historian who has written extensively on the Second World War. Educated at Haverford College, the University of Chicago, and the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, his work for many years dealt with twentieth-century Russian history, where he wrote and taught on the revolution, the civil war, the Stalin period and the nature of the Soviet-era political elite. His Russian Civil War, originally published in 1987, remains in print as a standard work on the subject. In the past fifteen years his research and writing have concentrated on the Second World War. Thunder in the East: The Nazi-Soviet War, 1941-1945 was published in 2005. After completing that book he moved in two quite different directions, producing a broad-brush treatment of the whole global conflict in the form of World War II: A New History (2009), and zooming in to examine a critical two weeks of the conflict with December 1941: Twelve Days that Began a World War (2011). He is currently writing an overall naval history of the war, as well as preparing a second edition of Thunder in the East. He was Professor of International History at the University of Glasgow and since 2010 has been an Honorary Professorial Research Fellow there. John Ferris is Professor of History and Fellow at The Centre for Military and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary. He received an M.A. (1980) and a Ph.D. (1986) in War Studies from King's College London. He has published four books and one hundred academic articles or chapters in books, on diplomatic, intelligence and military history, as well as contemporary strategy and intelligence. His books have been published in Australia, Canada, France, Japan, Singapore, Turkey, the United States and the United Kingdom: they have been translated into French and Japanese. He comments in national and international media, on Canadian and American foreign and military policy. He has been Cryptologic Historical Scholar in Residence at The National Security Agency and Killam Residential Professor at the University of Calgary, and is Honorary Professor at the Department of International Politics, the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and Adjunct Professor at the Department of War Studies, Royal Military College of Canada. He has just completed a book on the theory of intelligence and is working on a study of Britain, Japan, the United States, intelligence, deception and strategy, and the outbreak of the Pacific War. Richard Bosworth is Senior Research Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford. Joseph Maiolo is Professor of International History in the Department of War Studies at King's College London. Michael Geyer is Samuel N. Harper Professor of German and European History in the Department of History at the University of Chicago. His recent publications include the edited volume Beyond Totalitarianism: Stalinism and Nazism Compared (Cambridge, 2009). Adam Tooze is Professor of Modern German History at Yale University, Connecticut. His published works includes Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy (2007), and The Deluge: The Great War and the Remaking of Global Order, 1916-1931 (2015).
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