A World at Arms

A World at Arms
Author : Gerhard L. Weinberg
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages : 1178
Release : 2005-03-28
ISBN 10 : 0521618266
ISBN 13 : 9780521618267
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A World at Arms Book Description:

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.

World War II in Global Perspective 1931 1953

World War II in Global Perspective  1931 1953
Author : Andrew N. Buchanan
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages : 264
Release : 2019-05-07
ISBN 10 : 9781119366072
ISBN 13 : 1119366070
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World War II in Global Perspective 1931 1953 Book Description:

A comprehensive review of World War II that offers a global-level analysis Written for academics and students of history, World War II in Global Perspective, 1931-1953 presents a dynamic and global account of the historical events prior to, during, and after World War II. The author—a noted expert on the topic—explores the main theaters of the war and discusses the connections between them. He also examines the impact of the war on areas of the world that are often neglected in historical accounts, including Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, and the so-called ‘neutral’ countries. This comprehensive text clearly shows how in the struggle against the Axis powers, the United States replaced Britain as the global superpower. The author discusses the Japanese invasion of Manchuria in 1931 and the Korean War (1950-1953) and argues that the core years of the war (1939-1945) cannot be understood without considering the turbulent events that framed them. The text puts World War II in context as a series of large regional conflicts that intersected and overlapped, finally emerging as a genuine “world war” with the formal entry of the United States in late 1941. This vital text: Offers a comprehensive review of World War II that frames it in a global context Gives weight to the economic and political developments of the war Provides a robust account of the main military campaigns Contains illustrations and maps that themselves highlight little-known aspects of the global war

Britain s War Machine

Britain s War Machine
Author : David Edgerton
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 445
Release : 2011-09-09
ISBN 10 : 9780199832675
ISBN 13 : 0199832676
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Britain s War Machine Book Description:

The familiar image of the British in the Second World War is that of the plucky underdog taking on German might. David Edgerton's bold, compelling new history shows the conflict in a new light, with Britain as a very wealthy country, formidable in arms, ruthless in pursuit of its interests, and in command of a global production system. Rather than belittled by a Nazi behemoth, Britain arguably had the world's most advanced mechanized forces. It had not only a great empire, but allies large and small.Edgerton shows that Britain fought on many fronts and its many home fronts kept it exceptionally well supplied with weapons, food and oil, allowing it to mobilize to an extraordinary extent. It created and deployed a vast empire of machines, from the humble tramp steamer to the battleship, from the rifle to the tank, made in colossal factories the world over. Scientists and engineers invented new weapons, encouraged by a government and prime minister enthusiastic about the latest technologies. The British, indeed Churchillian, vision of war and modernity was challenged by repeated defeat at the hands of less well-equipped enemies. Yet the end result was a vindication of this vision. Like the United States, a powerful Britain won a cheap victory, while others paid a great price.Putting resources, machines and experts at the heart of a global rather than merely imperial story, Britain's War Machine demolishes timeworn myths about wartime Britain and gives us a groundbreaking and often unsettling picture of a great power in action.

The Origins of the Second World War An International Perspective

The Origins of the Second World War  An International Perspective
Author : Frank McDonough
Publisher : A&C Black
Total Pages : 552
Release : 2011-09-22
ISBN 10 : 9781441159182
ISBN 13 : 1441159185
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Origins of the Second World War An International Perspective Book Description:

Many major world events have occurred since the last key anniversary of the beginning of the Second World War, and these events have had a dramatic impact on the international stage: 9/11, the Iraq War, climate change and the world economic crisis. This is an opportune moment to bring together a group of major international experts who will offer a series of new interpretations of the key aspects of the origins of the Second World War. Each chapter is based on original archival research and written by scholars who are all leading experts in their fields. This is a truly international collection of articles, with wide breadth and scope, which includes contributions from historians, and also political scientists, gender theorists, and international relations experts. This is an important contribution to scholarly debate on one of the most important events of the 20th century and a subject of major interest to the general reader, historians, students and researchers, policy makers and conflict prevention experts.

World War Z

World War Z
Author : Max Brooks
Publisher : Broadway Books
Total Pages : 342
Release : 2006
ISBN 10 : 9780307346612
ISBN 13 : 0307346617
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World War Z Book Description:

An account of the decade-long conflict between humankind and hordes of the predatory undead is told from the perspective of dozens of survivors who describe in their own words the epic human battle for survival.

World War 2

World War 2
Author : Richard B. Stolley
Publisher : Bulfinch Press
Total Pages : 351
Release : 2001-01
ISBN 10 : 0821227718
ISBN 13 : 9780821227718
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World War 2 Book Description:

From the "Life" team comes a gripping and comprehensive pictorial history of the greatest conflict of our times--a World War II book which serves as a rich history of memorable images and words. 600 bandw and color photos.

The First World War

The First World War
Author : Susan R. Grayzel
Publisher : Bedford/St. Martin's
Total Pages : 208
Release : 2012-09-07
ISBN 10 : 0312458878
ISBN 13 : 9780312458874
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The First World War Book Description:

Ferocious and all encompassing, the First World War touched countless lives in Europe and far beyond. In this volume, Susan R. Grayzel explores the unprecedented nature of modern “Total War,” and outlines the origins, experiences, and legacies of the war through — and beyond — Europe and the West. The introduction offers important insights into the cultural, political, and psychological landscape from which the war emerged, as well as a thoughtful examination of the conduct of the war and its aftermath. A wide array of documents, ranging from nationalist propaganda and diplomatic agreements to poetry and intimate letters and journals, reveal the far-reaching causes and consequences of this total war, and offer unique perspectives from voices sometimes overlooked in the study of the war — including colonial soldiers, contemporary psychologists, artists, protestors, and women at the home front and the front lines. Incisive document headnotes, maps, a chronology, questions to consider, and a bibliography enrich students’ understanding of this fateful period.

The Great World War 1914 1945 1 Lightning Strikes Twice

The Great World War 1914   1945  1  Lightning Strikes Twice
Author : Peter Liddle
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Total Pages : 768
Release : 2015-02-19
ISBN 10 : 9780007598182
ISBN 13 : 0007598181
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great World War 1914 1945 1 Lightning Strikes Twice Book Description:

Comparing and contrasting the World Wars.

The Simon and Schuster Encyclopedia of World War II

The Simon and Schuster Encyclopedia of World War II
Author : Thomas D. Parrish
Publisher : Simon & Schuster
Total Pages : 767
Release : 1978
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105019796775
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Simon and Schuster Encyclopedia of World War II Book Description:

More than forty-five hundred cross-referenced entries provide detailed and comprehensive coverage of the issues, strategies, campaigns, battles, heroes and traitors, weaponry, and intelligence secrets and networks of the Second World War

The Last 100 Days

The Last 100 Days
Author : John Toland
Publisher : Modern Library
Total Pages : 622
Release : 1966
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105080672699
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last 100 Days Book Description:

Chronicles the final one hundred days of World War II in Europe drawing on hundreds of interviews with military officers on both sides, diplomats, and underground leaders, as well as a variety of primary sources.