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World War II: A Day-by-Day History

World War II: A Day-by-Day History

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by Peter Darman
     
 

When the German Blitzkrieg smashed into Poland on September 1, 1939, the world was plunged into mankind’s most destructive war. World War II: A Day-by-Day History is a chronological history of the conflict from the start of the Polish campaign in September 1939 to the surrender of Japan in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945.

All of the major

Overview

When the German Blitzkrieg smashed into Poland on September 1, 1939, the world was plunged into mankind’s most destructive war. World War II: A Day-by-Day History is a chronological history of the conflict from the start of the Polish campaign in September 1939 to the surrender of Japan in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945.

All of the major war theaters are covered, as is the fighting in the air and at sea. The dated entries, which are written as though they have just happened, analyze the major battles and campaigns of the war, such as Stalingrad, Kursk, Midway, D-Day, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and Berlin. In addition, individual entries also discuss issues such as espionage, home fronts, politics, and technology.

The day-by-day entries in World War II: A Day-by-Day History are accompanied by longer features on various aspects of the war, such as the war’s decisive weapons, strategic decisions, and policies. There are also biographical entries on the individuals who shaped and prosecuted the war in both Europe and the Pacific theaters, leaders such as Hitler, Chamberlain, Stalin, Zhukov, MacArthur, Patton, Manstein, and Eisenhower.  

The authoritative text is complemented by over 900 photographs that convey the drama and tragedy of World War II. In addition, the maps give the reader a clearer understanding of all the war’s major and most intricate campaigns

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760794753
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
07/21/2007
Edition description:
60th Anniversary Limited Edition
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.75(d)

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Guest More than 1 year ago
the pictures were outstanding and the details were too. anyone iterested in world war two should get this book.
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D_Lee More than 1 year ago
As a career Army officer, I've spent decades studying strategy & tactics. I work exclusively with people that have a similar professional education and interests, so I am always amazed that most people don't know which came first, Pearl Harbor or the Battle of Britain...? I bought this book for my brother, who I lured into WWII re-enacting, because I discoverd that he, like so many young people today, had only the vaguest notion of what WWII was about. This book is chronological and places military events within their historical context. It is also heavily illustrated, which makes exploring this period a more visceral experience. Now I hear my brother spout things like "Dude...did you know that there were Allied amphibious landings BEFORE Normandy?" Yeah, actually, I did ;^)
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PlaneAce More than 1 year ago
As a World War II buff and a history major, I love this book! It was a Christmas gift to me from my parents and it's now a part of my World War II collection that I couldn't bear to part with.

They say pictures speak a thousand words and that is no lie in this book. This book is filled with pictures from pre-stages of WWII to the very end. No longer is this great war just words and dates, but now you can actually peer at the generals that made the plans and glance at the faces that carried out the orders. From the Western Front to the Pacific, it's an adventure that intrigues the visual eye.

Not only that, but the reader finally can delve into a day-by-day history, leaving no day unanswered. A book well worth the price!