The Second World War

The Second World War
Author: Antony Beevor
Release: 2012-06-05
Editor: Back Bay Books
Pages: 880
ISBN: 9780316084079
Language: en
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A masterful and comprehensive chronicle of World War II, by internationally bestselling historian Antony Beevor. Over the past two decades, Antony Beevor has established himself as one of the world's premier historians of WWII. His multi-award winning books have included Stalingrad and The Fall of Berlin 1945. Now, in his newest and most ambitious book, he turns his focus to one of the bloodiest and most tragic events of the twentieth century, the Second World War. In this searing narrative that takes us from Hitler's invasion of Poland on September 1st, 1939 to V-J day on August 14, 1945 and the war's aftermath, Beevor describes the conflict and its global reach -- one that included every major power. The result is a dramatic and breathtaking single-volume history that provides a remarkably intimate account of the war that, more than any other, still commands attention and an audience. Thrillingly written and brilliantly researched, Beevor's grand and provocative account is destined to become the definitive work on this complex, tragic, and endlessly fascinating period in world history, and confirms once more that he is a military historian of the first rank.

The Encyclopaedia Britannica

The Encyclopaedia Britannica
Author: Hugh Chisholm
Release: 1911
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCAL:B2900075
Language: en
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The Oxford Illustrated History of World War II

The Oxford Illustrated History of World War II
Author: Richard Overy
Release: 2015
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 492
ISBN: 9780199605828
Language: en
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World War Two re-assessed for a new generation, from the 1930s through to the beginnings of the Cold War. This book provides a stimulating and thought-provoking new interpretation of one of the most terrible episodes in world history.

World War II Map by Map

World War II Map by Map
Author: DK
Release: 2019-09-03
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780744021004
Language: en
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Trace the epic history of World War 2 across the globe with more than 100 detailed maps. In this stunning visual history book, custom maps tell the story of the Second World War from the rise of the Axis powers to the dropping of the atom bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Each map is rich with detail and graphics, helping you to chart the progress of key events of World War II on land, sea, and air, such as the Dunkirk evacuation, the attack on Pearl Harbor, the D-Day landings, and the siege of Stalingrad. Historical maps from both Allied and Axis countries also offer unique insights into the events. There are timelines to help you follow the story as it unfolds, while narrative overviews explain the social, economic, political, and technical developments at the time. Fascinating, large-scale pictures introduce topics such as the Holocaust, blitzkrieg, kamikaze warfare, and code-breaking. Written by a team of historians in consultation with Richard Overy, World War II Map by Map examines how the deadliest conflict in history changed the face of our world. It is perfect for students, general readers, and military history enthusiasts.

Amazing World War II Stories

Amazing World War II Stories
Author: Bruce Berglund,Blake A. Hoena,Nel Yomtov
Release: 2020-03
Editor: Amazing World War II Stories
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781496666581
Language: en
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In times of war, soldiers on the front lines must show their bravery. But acts of courage by some people aren't known until years after the fighting ends. From flying bombing missions in the dead of night, to tricking the enemy with fake encampments and unbreakable codes, to surviving horrific treatment by the enemy through sheer force of will, these incredible true tales will show how courage in war is often displayed by history's unsung heroes.

World War II

World War II
Author: John Townsend
Release: 2013-10-24
Editor: Franklin Watts
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781445122403
Language: en
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Time to take a sideways look at the bizarre and outrageous from throughout history - and it's all TRUE! Which mad weapons were actually used during combat? Who was the bad guy in charge of the Nazi German air force? Which dangerous mission helped to capture the Nazis' new tank? Find out the answers to these questions inside, along with lots of facts, quizzes, and other bonkers stuff as you take a bumpy journey into the darkest crannies of World War II history with Mad, Bad and Just Plain Dangerous!

World War Two

World War Two
Author: Anonim
Release: 2009
Editor: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Pages: 360
ISBN: 0756642787
Language: en
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Published to commemorate the 70th anniversary of World War II, this completely new account of one of the deadliest conflicts in history opens with the buildup of hostility leading up to the war and concludes with the war's impact on modern history. 1,200 photos.

A Travel Guide to World War II Sites in Italy

A Travel Guide to World War II Sites in Italy
Author: Anne Saunders
Release: 2016-12-13
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 188
ISBN: 1540566048
Language: en
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THE BOOK SHOWN ON THIS PAGE IS THE UPDATED AND EXPANDED SECOND EDITION, published in December 2016. This new version adds tours of WWII sites in Sicily/southern Italy, and updates the descriptions of WWII sites in central and northern Italy. It also adds locations along the Adriatic coast, where the Eighth Army fought many battles. Altogether the new edition describes almost 200 sites. The guidebook closes with excerpts from the journal of a prisoner of war who spent months in Italian POW camps. Please note that book reviews prior to December 2016 refer to the FIRST edition, published in 2010 and no longer in print (although some first-edition copies are still for sale on the Amazon website).

The Second World Wars

The Second World Wars
Author: Victor Davis Hanson
Release: 2017-10-17
Editor: Basic Books
Pages: 720
ISBN: 9780465093199
Language: en
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A definitive account of World War II by America's preeminent military historian. World War II was the most lethal conflict in human history. Never before had a war been fought on so many diverse landscapes and in so many different ways, from rocket attacks in London to jungle fighting in Burma to armor strikes in Libya. The Second World Wars examines how combat unfolded in the air, at sea, and on land to show how distinct conflicts among disparate combatants coalesced into one interconnected global war. Drawing on 3,000 years of military history, bestselling author Victor Davis Hanson argues that despite its novel industrial barbarity, neither the war's origins nor its geography were unusual. Nor was its ultimate outcome surprising. The Axis powers were well prepared to win limited border conflicts, but once they blundered into global war, they had no hope of victory. An authoritative new history of astonishing breadth, The Second World Wars offers a stunning reinterpretation of history's deadliest conflict.

Eyewitness to World War II

Eyewitness to World War II
Author: Stephen G. Hyslop
Release: 2018-05-08
Editor: National Geographic Books
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781426218897
Language: en
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This elegant narrative edition of Neil Kagan's best-selling Eyewitness to World War II offers incredible first-person stories and amazing moments of heroism, providing new context and perspective on history's greatest conflict. The unforgettable story of World War II is told through the words of those who lived it--both on the battlefield and the home front--creating a dramatic tapestry of the wartime experience. Personal writings and recollections of Roosevelt, Hitler, and Patton, as well as letters composed by soldiers at battle and diaries of women serving in the military at home, present an absorbing narrative that tells the entire history of the war from several perspectives. In this absorbing reader's edition, a carefully curated selection of memorable, significant photographs and illuminating maps from the 2012 book accompanies the revised text. Comprehensive and compelling, this finely wrought book is as gift-worthy as its predecessor.

World War II Book 2 Dead in the Water

World War II Book 2  Dead in the Water
Author: Chris Lynch
Release: 2014-09-30
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780545523004
Language: en
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Critically acclaimed author Chris Lynch provides an action-oriented but thoughtful view of the US Navy's war in the Pacific. Hank and Theo are brothers who share everything, including a sense of duty a love of baseball. They have been inseparable for their entire lives. But when America is drawn into World War II, the young brothers find themselves fighting the same war on opposite sides of the globe. As an airedale in the Navy, Hank now lives aboard an aircraft carrier, the USS Yorktown. His job is to assist the pilots who soar off each day to engage Japanese forces in the Pacific Ocean. It is a crucial and terrifying duty in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor. As the days at sea become weeks and months, Hank adapts to life apart from his family. He even adapts to the fear of torpedoes. But in an era of prejudice and segregation, it's Hank's choice of friends that might prove most dangerous of all.

The Hidden Places of World War II

The Hidden Places of World War II
Author: Jerome M. O'Connor
Release: 2022-02
Editor: Lyons Press
Pages: 360
ISBN: 1493065483
Language: en
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A grand tour of the secret places - some known and many unknown - where WWII history was made.

A World at Arms

A World at Arms
Author: Gerhard L. Weinberg
Release: 2005-03-28
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 1178
ISBN: 0521618266
Language: en
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This comprehensive global history of World War II analyzes how the war directly and indirectly affected six continents and how it reshaped the entire world. By the author of The Foreign Policy of Hitler's Germany. 30,000 first printing.

Monte Cassino

Monte Cassino
Author: Matthew Parker
Release: 2005-05
Editor: Anchor Books
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781400033751
Language: en
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Documents the six-month battle in the mountains of central Italy during which more than 350,000 people died, describing how German commander Kesselring established a virtually impregnable position at the fortress-like monastery, in a volume drawing on the first-person accounts of four hundred survivors.

All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days

All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days
Author: Rebecca Donner
Release: 2021-08-05
Editor: Canongate Books
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9781786892201
Language: en
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SELECTED AS A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK Born and raised in America, Mildred Harnack was twenty-six when she enrolled in a PhD programme in Germany and witnessed the meteoric rise of the Nazi party. In 1932, she began holding secret meetings in her apartment – a small band of political activists that by 1940 had grown into the largest underground resistance group in Berlin. She recruited Germans into the resistance, helped Jews escape, plotted acts of sabotage and collaborated in writing leaflets that denounced Hitler and called for revolution. When the first shots of the Second World War were fired she became a spy, couriering top-secret intelligence to the Allies. On the eve of her escape to Sweden, she was ambushed by the Gestapo. During a hastily convened trial at the Reichskriegsgericht – the Reich Court-Martial – a panel of five judges sentenced her to six years at a prison camp, but Hitler overruled the decision and ordered her execution. On 16 February 1943, she was strapped to a guillotine and beheaded. Harnack’s great-great-niece Rebecca Donner draws on extensive archival research and newly discovered documents in her family archives in this astonishing work of nonfiction. Fusing elements of biography, political thriller and scholarly detective story, Donner brilliantly interweaves letters, diary entries, notes smuggled out of a Berlin prison, survivors’ testimony, and a trove of declassified intelligence documents into a powerful, epic story, reconstructing the moral courage of an enigmatic woman nearly erased by history.

World War II Infographics

World War II  Infographics
Author: Nicolas Aubin,Jean Lopez,Vincent Bernard,Nicolas Guillerat
Release: 2019-08-29
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 192
ISBN: 0500022925
Language: en
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A revelatory history of World War II, told entirely through visually stunning state-of-the-art infographics.

World War II

World War II
Author: Michael J. Lyons,David J. Ulbrich
Release: 2021-05-30
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 414
ISBN: 9780429619779
Language: en
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Fully revised and restructured, the sixth edition of World War II: A Global History offers students a concise and yet thorough textbook that examines history’s bloodiest conflict. The chapters alternate between chronological chapters on Europe and Asia-Pacific and thematic chapters on innovations, home fronts, brutal regimes, and logistics. This textbook includes the following features: A lively narrative of facts, events, people, and ideas that incorporates thoughtful analysis New material and restructured content on global factors that affected the causes, conduct, and consequences of World War II Balanced pace that does not bog readers down in too many details yet gives them sufficient depth and breadth for context Chapters, sections, and sidebars arranged in ways that can complement lectures and assignments Fifty new photographs that illustrate the human condition and weaponry during World War II. Global in focus, by blending both geographic and thematic chapters to ensure readers gain a comprehensive understanding of impact of the war worldwide, this is the perfect volume for all students of the biggest global conflict of the twentieth century.

The Library of Congress World War II Companion

The Library of Congress World War II Companion
Author: David M. Kennedy
Release: 2007-10-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 944
ISBN: 9781416553069
Language: en
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The noted historian John Keegan called World War II "the largest single event in human history." More than sixty years after it ended, that war continues to shape our world. Going far beyond accounts of the major battles, The Library of Congress World War II Companion examines, in a unique and engaging manner, this devastating conflict, its causes, conduct, and aftermath. It considers the politics that shaped the involvement of the major combatants; military leadership and the characteristics of major Allied and Axis armed services; the weaponry that resulted in the war's unprecedented destruction, as well as debates over the use of these weapons; the roles of resistance groups and underground fighters; war crimes; daily life during wartime; the uses of propaganda; and much more. Drawn from the unparalleled collections of the institution that has been called "America's Memory," The Library of Congress World War II Companion includes excerpts from contemporary letters, journals, pamphlets, and other documents, as well as first-person accounts recorded by the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. The text is complemented by more than 150 illustrations. Organized into topical chapters (such as "The Media War," "War Crimes and the Holocaust," and two chapters on "Military Operations" that cover the important battles), the book also include readers to navigate through the rich store of information in these pages. Filled with facts and figures, information about unusual aspects of the war, and moving personal accounts, this remarkable volume will be indispensable to anyone who wishes to understand the World War II era and its continuing reverberations.

X Troop

X Troop
Author: Leah Garrett
Release: 2021-05-25
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780358177425
Language: en
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“Brilliantly researched, utterly gripping history: the first full account of a remarkable group of Jewish refugees—a top-secret band of brothers—who waged war on Hitler.”—Alex Kershaw, New York Times best-selling author of The Longest Winter and TheLiberator The incredible World War II saga of the German-Jewish commandos who fought in Britain’s most secretive special-forces unit—but whose story has gone untold until now June 1942. The shadow of the Third Reich has fallen across the European continent. In desperation, Winston Churchill and his chief of staff form an unusual plan: a new commando unit made up of Jewish refugees who have escaped to Britain. The resulting volunteers are a motley group of intellectuals, artists, and athletes, most from Germany and Austria. Many have been interned as enemy aliens, and have lost their families, their homes—their whole worlds. They will stop at nothing to defeat the Nazis. Trained in counterintelligence and advanced combat, this top secret unit becomes known as X Troop. Some simply call them a suicide squad. Drawing on extensive original research, including interviews with the last surviving members, Leah Garrett follows this unique band of brothers from Germany to England and back again, with stops at British internment camps, the beaches of Normandy, the battlefields of Italy and Holland, and the hellscape of Terezin concentration camp—the scene of one of the most dramatic, untold rescues of the war. For the first time, X Troop tells the astonishing story of these secret shock troops and their devastating blows against the Nazis. “Garrett’s detective work is stunning, and her storytelling is masterful. This is an original account of Jewish rescue, resistance, and revenge.”—Wendy Lower, author of The Ravine and National Book Award finalist Hitler’s Furies

The Experience of World War II

The Experience of World War II
Author: John Campbell
Release: 1989
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0195207920
Language: en
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A detailed one-volume history and reference charts the war's development, describes life in wartime on the front and at home, and assesses the war's military, social, political and economic effects