A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II / Edition 2
Covering the actions of the Axis, the Allies, and the Neutrals in every war theater, this exhaustively researched historical study examines the global impact of World War II. Encompassing six continents, it reveals insightfully how events in one corner of the world helped to affect others in distant areas.
1. From one war to another; 2. From the German and Soviet invasions of Poland to the German attack in the West, September 1, 1939 to May 10, 1940; 3. The world turned upside down; 4. The expanding conflict, 1940-1941; 5. The Eastern Front and a changing war, June to December, 1941; 6. Halting the Japanese advance, halting the German advance; keeping them apart and shifting the balance: December 1941 to November 1942; 7. The war at sea, 1942-1944, and the blockade; 8. The war in Europe and North Africa 1942-1943: to and from Stalingrad; to and from Tunis; 9. The home front; 10. Means of warfare: old and new; 11. From the spring of 1943 to summer 1944; 12. The assault on Germany from all sides; 13. Tensions in both alliances; 14. The halt on the European fronts; 15. The final assault on Germany; 16. The war in the Pacific: from Leyte to the Missouri; Conclusions: the cost and impact of the war.
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A great book from the world’s living one of the most prominent history professors. If you are interested to have a general and yet detailed overview of the war, this can be your solid and accurate introduction to the World War II.
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