Synopses & Reviews
Chapters and Essays 1919-1939: All Roads Led to War "Four Blunders That Doomed the World" by Robert Edwin Herzstein 1940: France Falls and Britain Teeters "Hitler's Generals Are Astounded" by Alistair Horne 1941: Finally, America is Forced Into War "The Killing Moves Around the Planet" by Gerhard L. Weinberg 1942: Two Victories Reverse the Momentum "The Beginning Comes to an End" by Harry A. Gailey 1943: From Atoll to Air, the War Grinds on "A Deadly Game of Leapfrog" by Ronald H. Spector 1944: Tyranny on the Brink of Defeat "A Desperate Last-Ditch Resistance" by John Keegan 1945: Splitting Atoms End the War "The Invasion That Never Was" by John S.D. Eisenhower 1946-2001: The War's Aftermath "Red Scares, Baby Harvest, Fatter Paychecks and Learning to Pull Together" by William L. O'Neill.
In a look at the most important global event of the 20th century, this book takes readers on a journey from the escalating tensions of pre-World War II Europe to the shock of the Pearl Harbour attack, to the creation of the atomic bomb. The book contains unknown pictures and classic images.
About the Author
Richard B. Stolley is the editor of the NY Times bestseller LIFE: Our Century in Pictures. He is Senior Editorial Advisor of Time Inc. Stolley joined the staff of LIFE in 1953 and for nineteen years covered events and personalities throughout the world. In 1974 he was the founding editor of People magazine.