Allies in War: Britain and America Against the Axis Powers, 1940-1945

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Award-winning historian Mark Stoler offers a complete diplomatic and military history of the U.S. and Britain during World War II. By examining the war and the unique relationship between Churchill and Roosevelt, Stoler emphasizes the unprecedented co-operation between Britain and the USA, but also challenges the standard Churchillian view of the ease of this historic alliance. There were many, often substantial disagreements between the two allies, and occasionally a formal agreement masked a continuing dispute in practice. This comprehensive history of the British-American effort offers a compelling new perspective on the intricacies and complexities of this unique and pivotal relationship.

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"Allies in War is an excellent reminder of the difficulties of coalition war-fare."—Parameters

"Allies in War is engagingly written, balanced in it assessments, and thankfully debunks a host of myths about the most important military alliance in the modern age."—David J. Gossen, Register of the Kentucky Historical Society

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340720271
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 3/30/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,354,605
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark A. Stoler is a Professor of History at the University of Vermont. He has also been a visiting professor at the US Naval War College and the US Military Academy at West Point. He won the Distinguished Book Award from the Society for Military History for Allies and Adversaries, and is a past President of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.

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Table of Contents

1 Axis threat and alliance forming 1
2 The alliance formed and the globalization of the war, 1940-1941 18
3 The Anglo-American muster against the Axis 37
4 Military disasters and disputes over grand strategy, December 1941-July/August 1942 56
5 Turning the tide, July/August 1942-January 1943 72
6 Aspects and impacts of total war : the irregular, intelligence, navel and air wars 92
7 Seizing the initiative and redefining the coalition, January-November 1943 117
8 Military successes and early post-war planning, December 1943-September 1944 143
9 Alliance problems and the deferral of victory, September 1944-January 1945 171
10 Final victory and the changing of the guard, February-Spetember 1945 190
11 Aftermath, consequences and conclusions 213
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