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From the Publisher
"Researchers delving into the enormous wealth of published information on World War II will be deeply grateful for the publication of this monumental five-volume work. In turning his immense editorial talents to the largest of all 20th–century wars, [Tucker] has produced a tour de force. The result is an exceptional reference tool that easily transcends recent one-volume works."
Library Journal, Starred Review
"Tucker … and five assistant editors have compiled an impressive reference of over 1,500 alphabetical entries, supplemented with maps and a volume of primary documents. … Care has been taken to achieve a global focus, with entries covering aspects of all theaters of the war."
Reference & Research Book News
"The essays, maps, and articles are easily accessible and written in a very readable style. This encyclopedia would be a welcome addition to high school libraries, and a must for both public and academic libraries. Recommended."
Library Media Connection
"This new ABC-CLIO encyclopedia reflects more recent research and writing than those published in previous decades. Recommended. All levels."
"The Encyclopedia of World War II: A Political, Social, and Military History will find a welcome home in public, academic, and high school libraries. Serious students, casual readers, and World War II buffs alike will enjoy thumbing through these pages. Comprehensive and informed by the latest scholarship, this encyclopedia will be a standard reference work in the area for a variety of audiences."
Against the Grain
"Sturdily bound with good quality, acid-free paper and clear, cleanly printed type, this title deserves careful consideration from any library serving patrons interested in the Second World War."
American Reference Books Annual