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The Second World War

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John Keeganandrsquo;s landmark military history of World War II

Praised as andldquo;the best military historian of our generationandrdquo; by Tom Clancy, John Keegan here reconsiders his masterful study of World War II, The Second World War, with a new foreword. Keegan examines each theater of the war, focusing on five crucial battles and offering new insights into the distinctive methods and motivations of modern warfare. In eloquent, perceptive analyses of the airborne battle of Crete, the carrier battle of Midway, the tank battle of Falaise, the city battle of Berlin, and the amphibious battle of Okinawa, Keegan illuminates the strategic dilemmas faced by the leaders and the consequences of their decisions on the fighting men and the course of the war as a whole.

andldquo;Truly magnificentandhellip; the best military historian of our generation.andrdquo; andndash;Tom Clancy

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andldquo;Analytical, concise, and coherentandhellip;if you want to know how it happened, read Keeganandrsquo;s thoughtful and elegant prose.andrdquo; andndash;Los Angeles Times Book Review

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andldquo;The Second World War merits the acceptance as the standard work that it will surely receiveandhellip; features the eloquence we have come to expect of John Keegan.andrdquo; andndash;The Washington Post Book World

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andldquo;To write history is to choose, and Mr. Keeganandrsquo;s choices and preferences are as interesting and stimulating as any I have seenandhellip; Boldly written and fair-minded.andrdquo; andndash;The New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

John Keegan’s landmark military history of World War II

Praised as “the best military historian of our generation” by Tom Clancy, John Keegan here reconsiders his masterful study of World War II, The Second World War, with a new foreword. Keegan examines each theater of the war, focusing on five crucial battles and offering new insights into the distinctive methods and motivations of modern warfare. In eloquent, perceptive analyses of the airborne battle of Crete, the carrier battle of Midway, the tank battle of Falaise, the city battle of Berlin, and the amphibious battle of Okinawa, Keegan illuminates the strategic dilemmas faced by the leaders and the consequences of their decisions on the fighting men and the course of the war as a whole.

“Truly magnificent… the best military historian of our generation.” –Tom Clancy

 

“Analytical, concise, and coherent…if you want to know how it happened, read Keegan’s thoughtful and elegant prose.” –Los Angeles Times Book Review

 

“The Second World War merits the acceptance as the standard work that it will surely receive… features the eloquence we have come to expect of John Keegan.” –The Washington Post Book World

 

“To write history is to choose, and Mr. Keegan’s choices and preferences are as interesting and stimulating as any I have seen… Boldly written and fair-minded.” –The New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

Praised as “the best military historian of our generation” by Tom Clancy, John Keegan here reconsiders his masterful study of World War II, The Second World War, with a new foreword. Keegan examines each theater of the war, focusing on five crucial battles and offering new insights into the distinctive methods and motivations of modern warfare. In eloquent, perceptive analyses of the airborne battle of Crete, the carrier battle of Midway, the tank battle of Falaise, the city battle of Berlin, and the amphibious battle of Okinawa, Keegan illuminates the strategic dilemmas faced by the leaders and the consequences of their decisions on the fighting men and the course of the war as a whole.

About the Author

Sir John Desmond Patrick Keegan (1934–2012), was one of the most distinguished contemporary military historians and was for many years the senior lecturer at Sandhurst (the British Royal Military Academy) and the defense editor of the Daily Telegraph (London). Keegan was the author of numerous books including The Face of Battle, The Mask of Command, The Price of Admiralty, Six Armies in Normandy, and The Second World War, and was a fellow at the Royal Society of Literature.

Table of Contents

The Second World War Prologue

1. Every man a soldier

2. Fomenting world war

Part I: The War in the West 1940-1943

3. The Triumph of Blitzkrieg

4. Air battle: the Battle of Britain

5. War Supply and the Battle of the Atlantic

Part II: The War in the East 1941-1943

6. Hitler's strategic dilemma

7. Securing the eastern springboard

8. Airborne battle: Crete

9. Barbarossa

10. War production

11. Crimean summer, Stalingrad winter

Part III: The War in the Pacific 1941-1943

12. Tojo's strategic dilemma

13. From Pearl Harbor to Midway

14. Carrier battle: Midway

15. Occupation and repression

16. The war for the islands

Part IV: The War in the West 1943-1945

17. Churchill's strategic dilemma

18. Three wars in Africa

19. Italy and the Balkans

20. Overlord

21. Tank battle: Falaise

22. Strategic bombing

23. The Ardennes and the Rhine

Part V: The War in the East 1943-1945

24. Stalin's strategic dilemma

25. Kursk and the recapture of western Russia

26. Resistance and espionage

27. The Vistula and the Danube

28. City battle: the seige of Berlin

Part VI: The War in the Pacific 1943-1945

29. Roosevelt's strategic dillemma

30. Japan's defeat in the south

31. Amphibious battle: Okinawa

32. Super-weapons and the defeat of Japan

33. The legacy of the Second World War

Bibliography and Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143035732
Author:
Keegan, John
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
General History
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w maps on pages 39, 42, 48, 75, 81, 93
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
9.2 x 7.16 x 1.6 in 1.89 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by ,

John Keegan’s landmark military history of World War II

Praised as “the best military historian of our generation” by Tom Clancy, John Keegan here reconsiders his masterful study of World War II, The Second World War, with a new foreword. Keegan examines each theater of the war, focusing on five crucial battles and offering new insights into the distinctive methods and motivations of modern warfare. In eloquent, perceptive analyses of the airborne battle of Crete, the carrier battle of Midway, the tank battle of Falaise, the city battle of Berlin, and the amphibious battle of Okinawa, Keegan illuminates the strategic dilemmas faced by the leaders and the consequences of their decisions on the fighting men and the course of the war as a whole.

“Truly magnificent… the best military historian of our generation.” –Tom Clancy

 

“Analytical, concise, and coherent…if you want to know how it happened, read Keegan’s thoughtful and elegant prose.” –Los Angeles Times Book Review

 

“The Second World War merits the acceptance as the standard work that it will surely receive… features the eloquence we have come to expect of John Keegan.” –The Washington Post Book World

 

“To write history is to choose, and Mr. Keegan’s choices and preferences are as interesting and stimulating as any I have seen… Boldly written and fair-minded.” –The New York Times Book Review

"Synopsis" by ,

Praised as “the best military historian of our generation” by Tom Clancy, John Keegan here reconsiders his masterful study of World War II, The Second World War, with a new foreword. Keegan examines each theater of the war, focusing on five crucial battles and offering new insights into the distinctive methods and motivations of modern warfare. In eloquent, perceptive analyses of the airborne battle of Crete, the carrier battle of Midway, the tank battle of Falaise, the city battle of Berlin, and the amphibious battle of Okinawa, Keegan illuminates the strategic dilemmas faced by the leaders and the consequences of their decisions on the fighting men and the course of the war as a whole.

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