Times Atlas of the Second World War

Times Atlas of the Second World War

by John Keegan, Random House Value Publishing Staff
     
 

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This Atlas plots, on the ground, at sea and in the air, the exact course of the war--including the political, economic and strategic background. The finest, specially designed cartography is combined with standard NATO military symbols to denote armies and fleets of every type and size. Every theatre of war is delineated from the cities of Europe to the vast expanses

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This Atlas plots, on the ground, at sea and in the air, the exact course of the war--including the political, economic and strategic background. The finest, specially designed cartography is combined with standard NATO military symbols to denote armies and fleets of every type and size. Every theatre of war is delineated from the cities of Europe to the vast expanses of the Pacific, from the deserts of North Africa and the steppes of Russia to the dense jungles of Burma and South-east Asia.

Edited by the leading military historian, John Keegan, with the participation of many eminent experts in their field, The Times Atlas of the Second World War provides hundreds of maps, charts and commentaries to enable the reader to trace the course of the world's greatest conflict.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
Keegan and his distinguished team of consultants have produced a model atlas of a complex subject. The book's core is its operational maps. Technically well executed, they are complex but never confusing, and provide a comprehensive graphic survey of the war's major and minor fronts and theaters. This is complemented by sophisticated presentations on such less-obvious subjects for an atlas as resistance, intelligence, and special operations. The accompanying texts, spare but not simplistic, reflect state-of-the-art scholarship. A glossary, a chronology, and a section on military formations complete a work that, despite its size and cost, belongs in the hands of every serious student of World War II. For most collections. Military Book Club alternate.--Dennis E. Showalter, Colorado Coll., Colorado Springs
Booknews
This fine work shows that general reference works and atlases need not be simplistic. Detailed and complete, this atlas covers WWII in all theaters and campaigns. Should be in any library. Pre-pub price, $45, until Dec. 31, 1989. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780517123775
Publisher:
Random House Value Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/13/1995
Pages:
255
Product dimensions:
10.82(w) x 14.59(h) x 1.03(d)

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