World War Ii In Europe, Africa, And The Americas, With General Sources

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A broadly interdisciplinary work, this handbook discusses the best and most enduring literature related to the major topics and themes of World War II. Military historiography is treated in essays on the major theaters of military operations and the related themes of logistics and intelligence, while political and diplomatic history is covered in chapters on international relations, resistance movements, and collaboration. The volume analyzes themes of domestic history in essays on economic mobilization, the home...

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Overview

A broadly interdisciplinary work, this handbook discusses the best and most enduring literature related to the major topics and themes of World War II. Military historiography is treated in essays on the major theaters of military operations and the related themes of logistics and intelligence, while political and diplomatic history is covered in chapters on international relations, resistance movements, and collaboration. The volume analyzes themes of domestic history in essays on economic mobilization, the home fronts, and women in the military and civilian life. The book also covers the Holocaust.

This handbook approaches each topic from a global viewpoint rather than focusing on individual national communities. Except for nonprint material, the literature, research, and sources surveyed are primarily those available in English. The volume is aimed at both experts on the war and the general academic community and will also be useful to students and serious laymen interested in the war.

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This comprehensive historiographical volume provides a broad overview of available histories, interpretive disputes, changes in emphasis, new approaches, and avenues for further research in the form of 29 bibliographical essays. The essays are divided into six sections: general histories and the international background; research aids, sources, and bibliographies; the European and Mediterranean-North African theaters of the war; the war behind the lines; war and society in Europe and the English-speaking world; and the colonial heritage and the war. Each essay covers an important aspect of the war, discussing articles, books, manuscripts, and other documents addressing everything from strategic and operational history, various campaigns, resistance, collaboration, the "home front," race relations, gender relations, and the Holocaust. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313293252
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/30/1997
  • Pages: 544
  • Lexile: 1440L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Meet the Author

LOYD E. LEE is Professor of History and Chair of the department at the State University of New York, College at New Paltz.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Abbreviations
1 Histories of the War in Europe and the Pacific 3
2 The Origins of the War in Europe 22
3 Reference Works: Bibliographies, Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Atlases, and Chronologies 45
4 Primary Published Sources and Published Documents 58
5 World War II Battlefields and Museums 71
6 Personal Narratives of War Leaders 83
7 Personal Narratives of Sailors, Soldiers, and Civilians 99
8 The German Onslaught, 1939-1940 121
9 North Africa and the Mediterranean Theater, 1939-1945 139
10 The Soviet-German War, 1941-1945 157
11 The Battle of the Atlantic 179
12 Grand Strategy and the "Second Front" Debate 190
13 Anglo-American Strategy and Command in Northwest Europe, 1944-1945 204
14 The Anglo-American Bombing Campaign in Europe 218
15 British and American Logistics 234
16 Intelligence: Code Breaking, Espionage, Deception, and Special Operations 253
17 German Occupation of Europe, the Axis "New Order," and Collaboration 267
18 Resistance Movements in Europe 285
19 Prisoners of War and Civilian Internees: The European and Mediterranean Theaters 302
20 The Holocaust 313
21 Comparative Economic Mobilization in World War II 333
22 The War and Social Change in Allied Lands, Occupied Europe, and the English-Speaking World 349
23 Women in World War II 367
24 Refugees, Displaced Persons, and Migration as a Consequence of World War II 383
25 The Domestic Impact of War and Occupation on Germany 400
26 World War II and Latin America 415
27 World War II and the Middle East 438
28 The War and the British Commonwealth 453
29 Sub-Saharan Africa 467
Author Index 483
Subject Index 505
About the Editor and Contributors 523
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