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The Second World War (Twentieth-Century Wars)

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Publisher Comments:

World War II was one of the greatest conflicts the world has ever seen. In this approachable and authoritative book, Spencer C. Tucker traces the history of the wrs and provides a clear overview of the events leading up to it, the war itself, and its aftermath.

The Second World War:

* begins with the consequences of the First World War and the events of the 1920s and 1930s that led to a new world conflict

* examines the military strengths and weaknesses of the various warring nations, the course of the war, the pivotal battles, and the important weapons systems

* assesses the major diplomatic and military decisions and milestones, such as the decision to employ the atomic bomb

* explores the reasons why the war evolved as it did

* considers the socio-economic impact of the war on the home fronts

* discusses the immediate aftermath of the conflict and its important effects, the general peace settlement, and the origins of the Cold War

Combining military analysis with an incisive examination of the political and social aspects of the Second World War, this is an essential guide to one of the most turbulent and destructive phases in human history.

Synopsis:

Spencer C. Tucker traces one of the greatest wars in world history, from its causes through to the territorial settlements following the conflict. Tucker provides a clear overview of the events, issues and effects of the war, as well as examining the major strategic decisions,

About the Author

Spencer C. Tucker is John Biggs Chair of Military History, Virginia Military Institute.

Table of Contents

List of Maps * Introduction * The Road to War, 1931-1939 * The Axis Triumphant, 1939-1940 * The Limits of German Power * Japanese Successes * Japan Checked * The Tide Turns in Europe * Home Fronts and Axis Occupation Policies * The War at Sea * The War in the Air: The Strategic Bombing of Germany and Japan * The Allies Victorious in Europe * The Defeat of Japan * Wartime Diplomacy and the Peace Settlement * Selective Bibliography * Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780333920930
Author:
Tucker, Spencer C.
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Author:
Tucker, Spencer
Location:
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Twentieth-Century Wars
Series Volume:
GTR-550
Publication Date:
20031131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.863 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Economics » General
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » General
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