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

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

by Robin Higham
     
 

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

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313293252
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/30/1997
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.19(d)
Lexile:
1440L (what's this?)

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. He is the author of The War Years: A Global History of the Second World War (1989), The Politics of Harmony: Civil Service, Liberalism and Social Reform in Baden, 1800-1850 (1980), and other publications on German and global history.

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