World War II: The Encyclopedia of the War Years, 1941-1945

World War II: The Encyclopedia of the War Years, 1941-1945


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World War II: The Encyclopedia of the War Years, 1941-1945 by Norman Polmar, Thomas B. Allen

"A unique and valuable look at the war."—General James Doolittle, USAF. 
An authoritative and comprehensive survey of the World War II era, this reference features over 2,400 entries. Subjects range from battles, soldiers, and military activities to politics, culture, and the Holocaust. Its panoramic perspective on the war's influence on the American way of life encompasses transitory aspects—rationing, movies, songs, and sports—as well as long-term effects, such as women's changing social roles and the integration of the armed forces. 
"Highly recommended" by Library Journal, this volume's two-part approach begins with an extensive day-by-day chronology of key events, highlighted with quotations from prominent individuals. The "War  Chronology" is cross-referenced with the second part, an encyclopedic "War Guide," consisting of information on people, places, weapons, and events. More than 85 illustrations enliven this complete military and social survey of the war years, in addition to two indexes, three appendixes, and suggestions for further reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486479620
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 08/16/2012
Series: Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor Series
Pages: 960
Sales rank: 1,307,087
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.50(d)

About the Author

Thomas B. Allen is the author of many history books, including George Washington, Spymaster, and the co-author of The Spy Book: The Encyclopedia of Espionage and The Bonus Army: An American Epic.
Norman Polmar is a regular commentator on the Discovery, A&E, and History channels. He has written more than 40 books on naval, aviation, and intelligence subjects and has advised members of Congress on defense issues.

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