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American Heritage History of World War II
     

American Heritage History of World War II

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by Stephen E. Ambrose
 

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The American Heritage History of World War II was first published in 1966. At the time, author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist C.L. Sulzberger received widespread praise for his authoritative account of the six-year war that involved more than fifty-six nations, resulted in the death of some 22 million people, and shaped the course of history. His work became a

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The American Heritage History of World War II was first published in 1966. At the time, author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist C.L. Sulzberger received widespread praise for his authoritative account of the six-year war that involved more than fifty-six nations, resulted in the death of some 22 million people, and shaped the course of history. His work became a standard reference on the war.

Stephen E. Ambrose, one of the most highly regarded historians of our time, oversaw a major revision of this classic work. Seamlessly incorporating new material and insights, Ambrose produced a comprehensive and riveting account of the war's key characters and events.

In planes and foxholes, in deserts and jungles, on ships and beaches, Ambrose shines a light on the people involved - the leaders, the fighters, the victims. He also added new chapters on the atrocities of the Holocaust and revelations about the secret war of espionage. Ambrose's analysis also offers insight into the events that precipitated the Cold War.

This book captures the courage, commitment, military genius, and horror of the war that gave birth to a new era in world politics. For students, history buffs, and fascinated readers, The American Heritage History of World War II is the definitive single-volume work on the subject and will endure as a major narrative of world history.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940149346462
Publisher:
New Word City, Inc.
Publication date:
09/25/2015
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
98,390
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Noted historian Stephen E. Ambrose wrote multi-volume works on Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon and the bestsellers Band of Brothers, D-Day, and Undaunted Courage. He taught at the University of New Orleans, where he was founder of the Eisenhower Center. He was also the president of the National D-Day Museum.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
January 10, 1936
Date of Death:
October 13, 2002
Place of Birth:
Whitewater, Wisconsin
Place of Death:
Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
Education:
B.A., University of Wisconsin; M.A., Louisiana State University, 1958; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1963

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The American Heritage History of World War II 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kudos! A wonderful history of World War II by the talented Stephen Ambrose, of Band of Brothers fame. What I liked about this book is that it put the events of World War II into perspective. It was the war that sanctioned the killing of civilians and gave birth to our age of terrorism. It also was the beginning of the buildup of the U.S. military, that the Founding Fathers so feared in the creation of America and the Constitution. I highly recommend this well-written, thoughtful book.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am an avid reader of WWII history. Learned many unknow facts and was reminded of some forgotten others. Kudos to the authors for the way the chapters are organized. Looking forward to other books by the authors.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive spent a lot of time on WWII history in my life. I found this to be well written and I liked the way the chapters were arranged. I learned several things I hadnt known before. I reccomend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an average book. I was expecting more from it, but was disappointing. Nothing new in this book that others didn't deliver. Not what I was expecting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago