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Overview

ABC-CLIO's World War II: A Student Encyclopedia captures the monumental sweep of the "Big One" with accessible scholarship, a student-friendly, image-rich design, and a variety of tools specifically crafted for the novice researcher. For teachers and curriculum specialists, it is a thoroughly contemporary and authoritative work with everything they need to enrich their syllabi and meet state and national standards.

Ranging from the conflict's historic origins to VJ Day and beyond, it brings all aspects of the war vividly to life—its origins in the rubble of World War I, its inevitable outbreak, its succession of tumultuous battles and unforgettable personalities. Students will understand what the war meant to the leaders, the soldiers, and everyday families on home fronts around the world. Featured essays look at Pearl Harbor, the Holocaust, the atomic bomb, and other crucial events, as well as fascinating topics such as signals intelligence and the role of women in war. A separate primary source volume provides essential source material for homework, test preparation or special projects. With a wealth of new information and new ideas about the war's causes, course, and consequences, World War II will be the first place students turn for the who, what, when, where, and—more importantly—the why, behind this historic conflict.

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Editorial Reviews

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"The subtitle declares this a 'student encyclopedia' but there's nothing condescending about the articles or their presentation . . . instead, this is a solid reference for a general audience."

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Reference & Research Book News

"This multivolume series is an indispensable resource for libraries of all stripes. . . . Whle its title seems to target exclusively a student audience, especially at the middle school and secondary school levels, World War II: A Student Encyclopedia would be an invaluable asset for community libraries as well as post-secondary institutions."

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American Reference Books Annual

"The word student in the subtitle of this very good five-volume reference set is somewhat misleading, because adult researchers will find World War II: A Student Encyclopedia as suitable as students will. . . . A pleasure to browse through as well as to consult, [the book] would be a welcome addition in most public libraries, particularly those frequented by military history buffs."

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Reference & User Services Quarterly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781851098576
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/23/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 1795
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 11.80 (h) x 6.00 (d)

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