World War II: The Definitive Visual History

World War II: The Definitive Visual History

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by Richard Holmes
     
 

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Anyone whose interest in World War II extends beyond watching late-night reruns of John Wayne movies should have this book on the shelf.

It's not so much a narrative as a visually stunning chronology filled with photos, maps, time-lines, articles on everything from major battles to strategies, tidbits on sneaky spy gadgets and weapons, and insights into the gear

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Anyone whose interest in World War II extends beyond watching late-night reruns of John Wayne movies should have this book on the shelf.

It's not so much a narrative as a visually stunning chronology filled with photos, maps, time-lines, articles on everything from major battles to strategies, tidbits on sneaky spy gadgets and weapons, and insights into the gear and everything else soldiers of either side typically carried with them. You can think of this book as a kind of complete history in concentrated form. Each of the nine chapters opens with an overview of the military and political situation in the respective theaters during that chapter's covered time period. The final section teaches that wars never simply start and end; they evolve from one form into another, and there are short- and long-term consequences. In the case of World War II, those consequences were and are widespread and profound.

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AMERICA IN WWII
Anyone whose interest in World War II extends beyond watching late-night reruns of John Wayne movies should have this book on the shelf. It’s not so much a narrative as a visually stunning chronology filled with photos, maps, time-lines, articles on everything from major battles to strategies, tidbits on sneaky spy gadgets and weapons, and insights into the gear and everything else soldiers of either side typically carried with them. You can think of this book as a kind of complete history in concentrated form. Each of the nine chapters opens with an overview of the military and political situation in the respective theaters during that chapter’s covered time period. The final section teaches that wars never simply start and end; they evolve from one form into another, and there are short- and long-term consequences. In the case of World War II, those consequences were and are widespread and profound.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756642785
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
03/16/2009
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
12.04(w) x 10.16(h) x 1.09(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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