World War II: An Encyclopedia of Quotations

World War II: An Encyclopedia of Quotations

by Howard J. Langer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313300186

ISBN-13: 9780313300189

Pub. Date: 03/30/1999

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

An all-encompassing book with more than a thousand quotations, this work breathes life into an era unprecedented in world history. Covering all aspects of the war, the volume includes more than 300 individuals from the Allies, the Axis, and the neutrals. It quotes the major political leaders, including Churchill, Hitler, Roosevelt, and Stalin, and military officers

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An all-encompassing book with more than a thousand quotations, this work breathes life into an era unprecedented in world history. Covering all aspects of the war, the volume includes more than 300 individuals from the Allies, the Axis, and the neutrals. It quotes the major political leaders, including Churchill, Hitler, Roosevelt, and Stalin, and military officers—not just Eisenhower, Marshall, and King, but also Montgomery, Rommel, Zhukov, and Yamamoto. It covers historians Shirer, Sherwood, and A.J.P. Taylor, journalists Pyle, Murrow, and Hersey, and diplomats Ciano and Ribbentrop. It also includes little known people—a Comfort Woman and an African American G.I. who watched German POWs eat in a restaurant that barred him. Also featured are a lexicon of slang terms, nicknames, and code words and sections on the movies and songs of the era.

Quotations come from traditional sources, enemy documents seized after the war, and hitherto secret archives. They come from speeches, news accounts, memoirs, and interviews, from captured documents and from Ultra and Magic—which broke the German and Japanese secrect codes. This volume is unlike any other book ever compiled on the war. It is for history buffs, World War II buffs, and all libraries.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313300189
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/30/1999
Pages:
470
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

Dedication

Scope of this Book

Introduction

The War Leaders

Military Officers

Government Officials

Diplomats

Warriors

Chaplains

Intelligence Officials and Spies

Scientists and Engineers

Journalists and Cartoonists

Historians and Biographers

Influential Personalities

Civilians

Institutional Quotations

Anonymous Quotations

War Movies

War Songs

War Lexicon

Miscellaneous

Bibliography

Indexes

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