9780205660568

World War II: A Short History

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205660568

  • ISBN10:

    0205660568

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 7/1/2009
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

Highly regarded for its concise clarification of the complexities of World War II, the book illuminates the origins, course, and long-range effects of the war and provides a balanced account that analyzes both the European and Pacific theaters of operations and the connections between them. TheFifth Editionincorporates new material from the latest scholarship, offering modified conclusions on key topics and expanding coverage throughout.The author examines the origins of World War II, the legacy of World War I, the rise of the dictators, the road to war, Germany's march of conquest, globalization of the war, the question of the second front and the invasion of North America, war in the Atlantic, the allied bombing offensive, the home fronts, and the triumph of the Allies.For World War II courses.

Table of Contents

Preface
The Origins Of World War II
World War I: The Great Turning Point
The Legacy of World War I
The Rise of the Dictators
The Road to War
Germany's March Of Conquest
Blitzkrieg in the East, Sitzkrieg in the West
Complications in the North: Finland, Denmark, Norway
The Fall of France
Britain Is Still an Island
The Plot Thickens: The Mediterranean and the Balkans
The War Becomes Global
Operation Barbarossa: Dream of Lebensraum
Hitler's New Order in Europe
America Enters the War
Japan Triumphant, December 1941-May 1942
The Tide Turns
The Struggle for the Initiative in the Pacific
America Gains the Initiative in the Pacific
The Tide Turns in Russia: Stalingrad and Beyond
The Tide Turns in North Africa: El Alamein to Tunisia
Probing the Underbelly: Sicily and Italy
War in the Atlantic
Target Germany: The Allied Bombing Offensive
Total War and the Home Fronts
The Triumph Of The Allies
Cross-Channel Invasion at Last: D Day to the German Border
The End of the Thousand-Year Reich
War on the Periphery: China, Burma, India
The Collapse of Japan
Aftermath
Additional Reading
Index
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