World War II

World War II : An Encyclopedia of Quotations

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An all-encompassing book with more than a thousand quotations, this work breathes life into an era unprecedented in world history. Covering all aspects of the war, the volume includes more than 300 individuals from the Allies, the Axis, and the neutrals. It quotes the major political leaders, including Churchill, Hitler, Roosevelt, and Stalin, and military officers-not just Eisenhower, Marshall, and King, but also Montgomery, Rommel, Zhukov, and Yamamoto. It covers historians Shirer, Sherwood, and A.J.P. Taylor, journalists Pyle, Murrow, and Hersey, and diplomats Ciano and Ribbentrop. It also includes little known people-a Comfort Woman and an African American G.I. who watched German POWs eat in a restaurant that barred him. Also featured are a lexicon of slang terms, nicknames, and code words and sections on the movies and songs of the era. Quotations come from traditional sources, enemy documents seized after the war, and hitherto secret archives. They come from speeches, news accounts, memoirs, and interviews, from captured documents and from Ultra and Magic-which broke the German and Japanese secrect codes. This volume is unlike any other book ever compiled on the war.
It is for history buffs, World War II buffs, and all libraries.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 472 pages
  • 161.54 x 240.79 x 26.92mm | 816.47g
  • Greenwood Press
  • Westport, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0313300186
  • 9780313300189

Table of contents

Dedication Scope of this Book Introduction The War Leaders Military Officers Government Officials Diplomats Warriors Chaplains Intelligence Officials and Spies Scientists and Engineers Journalists and Cartoonists Historians and Biographers Influential Personalities Civilians Institutional Quotations Anonymous Quotations War Movies War Songs War Lexicon Miscellaneous Bibliography Indexes
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"Containing more than 1,000 quotations, this is a reference book that examines World War II in a whole new way. It is all quotations from: speeches, news accounts, memoirs, and interviews. It is also captured documents from Ultra and Magic, the major political and military figures of the war--and a lot of formerly unknowns. It is also a lexicon of WWII slang, nicknames and codenames, and includes war movies and war songs. More than 300 individuals are represented from Allied to neutral to Axis sources with citations....It is a fascinating and interesting reference work."-Cryptologia "The book should be an important addition to any public or academic library, as well as specialized collections."-Library Journal "[Langer] has produced a volume that is enjoyable to browse through and should prompt additional study of World War II."-The Journal of Military History "These excerpts take the reader back in time and impart a visceral understanding of what the war meant to those who lived through it....This work brings alive the tenor of the war years and portrays an inspiring time in our history."-American Reference Books Annual "Although there are dozens of reference books on quotations, there are only a handful that deal with war....World War II: An Encyclopedia of Quotations is much more extensive in coverage for its time period. It is a unique resource that should be popular in academic, public, and high-school libraries."-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin " Langer has produced a volume that is enjoyable to browse through and should prompt additional study of World War II."-The Journal of Military History ?The book should be an important addition to any public or academic library, as well as specialized collections.?-Library Journal ?[Langer] has produced a volume that is enjoyable to browse through and should prompt additional study of World War II.?-The Journal of Military History ?Lots of good quotes running the gamut from the likes of Churchill and Roosevelt to the ubiquitous "Anonymous.,.".[A] handy reference.?-New York Military Affairs Symposium Newsletter ?These excerpts take the reader back in time and impart a visceral understanding of what the war meant to those who lived through it....This work brings alive the tenor of the war years and portrays an inspiring time in our history.?-American Reference Books Annual ?Although there are dozens of reference books on quotations, there are only a handful that deal with war....World War II: An Encyclopedia of Quotations is much more extensive in coverage for its time period. It is a unique resource that should be popular in academic, public, and high-school libraries.?-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin ?Containing more than 1,000 quotations, this is a reference book that examines World War II in a whole new way. It is all quotations from: speeches, news accounts, memoirs, and interviews. It is also captured documents from Ultra and Magic, the major political and military figures of the war--and a lot of formerly unknowns. It is also a lexicon of WWII slang, nicknames and codenames, and includes war movies and war songs. More than 300 individuals are represented from Allied to neutral to Axis sources with citations....It is a fascinating and interesting reference work.?-Cryptologia "Lots of good quotes running the gamut from the likes of Churchill and Roosevelt to the ubiquitous "Anonymous.,.".[A] handy reference."-New York Military Affairs Symposium Newsletter
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About Howard J. Langer

HOWARD J. LANGER is an author and freelance writer./e Before becoming a full-time writer, he worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine editor, textbook editor, marketing director, and director of publications. His most recent books are American Indian Quotations (Greenwood, 1996) and The History of the Holocaust: A Chronology of Quotations (1997).
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