World War II

World War II : A Short History

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Highly regarded for its clarification of the complexities of World War II, the book illuminates the origins, course, and long-range effects of the war and provides a balanced account that analyzes both the European and Pacific theaters of operations and the connections between them. The Fourth Edition incorporates new material from the latest literature, offering modified conclusions on key topics and expanding coverage throughout. The author examines the origins of World War II, the legacy of World War I, the rise of the dictators, the road to war, Germany's march of conquest, globalization of the war, the second front question and the invasion of North America, war in the Atlantic, the allied bombing offensive, the home fronts, and the triumph of the allies. For World War II enthusiasts.
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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 175.26 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 544.31g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • 4th New edition
  • 0130977691
  • 9780130977694

Table of contents

Preface. I. THE ORIGINS OF WORLD WAR II. 1. World War I: The Great Turning Point. 2. The Legacy of World War I. 3. The Rise of the Dictators. 4. The Road to War. II. GERMANY'S MARCH OF CONQUEST. 5. Blitzkrieg in the East, Sitzkrieg in the West. 6. Complications in the North: Finland, Denmark, Norway. 7. The Fall of France. 8. Britain Is Still an Island. 9. The Plot Thickens: The Mediterranean and the Balkans. III. THE WAR BECOMES GLOBAL. 10. Operation Barbarossa: Dream of Lebensraum. 11. Hitler's New Order in Europe. 12. America Enters the War. 13. Japan Triumphant, December 1941-May 1942. IV. THE TIDE TURNS. 14. The Tide Turns in the Pacific. 15. The Tide Turns in Europe: Stalingrad and El Alamein. 16. The Second Front Question and the Invasion of North America. 17. Probing the Underbelly: Sicily and Italy. 18. War in the Atlantic. 19. Target Germany: The Allied Bombing Offensive. 20. Total War and the Home Fronts. V. THE TRIUMPH OF THE ALLIES. 21. Russia Moves West, 1943-44. 22. Cross-Channel Invasion at Last: D Day to the German Border. 23. The End of the Thousand-Year Reich. 24. Island Hopping in the Pacific. 25. War on the Periphery: China, Burma, India. 26. The Collapse of Japan. Aftermath. Additional Reading. Index.
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