World War II (DK Eyewitness Books Series)

World War II (DK Eyewitness Books Series)

by Simon Adams

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World War II (DK Eyewitness Books Series) by Simon Adams

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Discover the war that shaped the modern world in Eyewitness: World War II. From the pre-war rise of Nazi Germany to the start of the war with the invasion of Poland in 1939 to Japan singing the surrender agreement in 1945, all aspects of the deadliest conflict in human history are covered in great detail with content that is accessible and appropriate for young readers.

For over 25 years, DK's Eyewitness books have been the most trusted nonfiction series in classrooms, libraries, and homes around the world. In summer 2014 this award-winning series will get a fresh new look both inside and out. The introduction of paperback editions, eye-catching jackets, and updated interiors ensure that the Eyewitness series will continue to be relevant in the ever-changing world of education and remain the go-to source for homework help, research projects, reluctant readers, ESL students, and, as always, to satisfy the minds of curious kids.

Supports the Common Core State Standards.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781465420596
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 06/16/2014
Series: DK Eyewitness Books Series
Pages: 72
Sales rank: 118,819
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Simon Adams earned his degree in politics and history at the London School of Economics, and then studied as a postgraduate at Bristol University. He has written and edited more than 50 children’s books about history, archaeology, geography, and famous people, among other subjects.

Table of Contents

A world divided6
Heading to war8
Preparing for the worst10
Lightning attack12
Occupation14
Resistance16
In the German army18
The Battle of Britain20
Bombing raids22
Total war24
In enemy territory26
The prisoners28
Codebreakers30
America in the war32
Women at work34
A wartime childhood36
Battle for the Pacific38
Japan at war40
The battle of the Atlantic42
Road to Stalingrad44
Inside the Soviet Union46
Fighting in the desert48
Propaganda and morale50
The Holocaust52
D-Day invasion54
Liberation56
The atomic bomb58
Victory60
The aftermath62
Index64

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World War II 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
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bammasbooks More than 1 year ago
Detailed photographs and illustrations provide something that will interest everyone. The book will be a gift for a child who is interested in war planes and World War II vehicles, and he will be enthralled with this Eyewitness Book. The accompanying CD will only add to his interest. If something comes with technology, he is ready to go with it! He will love the pictures, especially of the equipment.
Sherlock_Holmes More than 1 year ago
Rating: 97% Exciting and fascinating, "World War II" is a brilliant Eyewitness Book which is aided with its many photographs, diagrams, and easy-to-read captions.
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flamingoFL More than 1 year ago
what a great book on the conflicts of world warII. Has many pictures of guns, uniforms, as well as propangda and posters. Bonus extra is great. not even a book, but a slide show CD, and a huge fold out poster of the messerschimitt and spitfire, as well as the japs. flag and all soldiers. Five star!
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