The World War Two Reader / Edition 1

The World War Two Reader / Edition 1

by Gordon Martel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415224020

ISBN-13: 9780415224024

Pub. Date: 07/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

From highly respected field academic Gordon Martel, The World War Two Reader is a rare work that provides a complete and up-to-date overview of the recent historiography on World War Two.

Huge in scope, both geographically and thematically, this excellent reader examines twenty-one articles by some of the best known and most innovative scholars in the

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From highly respected field academic Gordon Martel, The World War Two Reader is a rare work that provides a complete and up-to-date overview of the recent historiography on World War Two.

Huge in scope, both geographically and thematically, this excellent reader examines twenty-one articles by some of the best known and most innovative scholars in the field. Taking a global approach, Martel discusses all aspects of the war including:

  • the military aspect
  • the political and strategic backdrop
  • ideology
  • gender and women’s roles
  • the home front
  • social aspects.

Including a comprehensive introduction, chronology, guides to key terms and figures, and introductions to chapters providing context and historiographical background, The World War Two Reader provides wide ranging and innovative reading for all students of the history of the modern world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415224024
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/01/2004
Series:
Routledge Readers in History Series
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1Strategy : failures, shocks , and mythologies1
1The fall France, 19407
2Mobilization for total war in Germany 1939-194140
3Hiroshima : a strategy of shock65
4Ideology, calculation, and improvisation : spheres of influence and Soviet foreign policy 1939-194585
5The Third Reich reflected : German civil administration in the occupied Soviet Union, 1941-4105
Pt. 2Soldiers : ideology, race , and gender141
6This is the army : imagining a democratic military in World War II145
7'You cannot hate the bastard who is trying to kill you...' : combat and ideology in the British army in the war against Germany, 1939-45180
8"Ordinary men" or "ideological soldiers" : police battalion 310 in Russia, 1942200
9Race, language, and war in two cultures : World War II in Asia226
10Women in combat : the World War II experience in the United States, Great Britain, Germany, and the Soviet Union250
Pt. 3Home fronts : people, places, and politics273
11Nazism, modern war and rural society in Wurttemberg, 1939-45279
12Partisanes and gender politics in Vichy France296
13War and social history : Britain and the home front during the Second World War317
14The politics of sacrifice on the American home front in World War II336
15Female desires : the meaning of World War II359
Pt. 4Memories : victims, heroes and controversies383
16Victims of genocide and national memory : Belgium, France and the Netherlands 1945-1965389
17Making histories : experiencing the Blitz in London's museums in the 1990s422
18Saving Private Ryan and postwar memory in America435
19For transformative knowledge and postnationalist public spheres : the Smithsonian Enola Gay controversy449

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