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Overy, Richard

Works: 8 works in 11 publications in 1 language and 983 library holdings
Genres: Sources  History  Biography  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Catalogs  Maps  World atlases  Bibliography  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: D741, 940.53
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard Overy
The origins of the Second World War by R. J Overy( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Exploring the reasons why the Second World War broke out in September 1939 and why a European conflict developed into a war that spanned the globe, The Origins of the Second World War argues that this was not just 'Hitler's War' but one that had its roots and origins in the decline of the old empires of Britain and France and the rise of ambitious new powers in Germany, Italy and Japan who wanted large empires of their own. This fourth edition has been revised throughout, covering the origins of the war from its background in the First World War to its expansion to embrace the Soviet Union, Japan and the United States by the end of 1941. Creating a comprehensive and analytical narrative while remaining a succinct overview of the subject, this book takes a thematic approach to the complex range of events that culminated in global warfare, discussing factors such as economic rivalry, rearmament and domestic politics and emphasising that any explanation of the outbreak of hostilities must be global in scope. Containing updated references and primary source documents alongside a glossary, a chronology of key events and a Who's Who of important figures, this book is an invaluable introduction for any student of this fascinating period"--Provided by the publisher
Kiribati national collection : a list of holdings by Kiribati( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This list is a revised and considerably expanded edition of our 1978 publication"--Introduction
The inter-war crisis 1919-1939 by R. J Overy( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this second edition, Richard Overy presents the history of a civilization scrambling to save itself from looming disaster which seemed as brutal and tragic as it was unavoidable. By 1918 an entire generation across Europe felt themselves poised at a crossroads: a choice between chaos and decline on the one hand or a whole new world political and economic order on the other. In this atmosphere of fear and uncertainty, entire populations strove to choose order over chaos by turning to the political extremes of fascism and communism. When explanation was required, blame was laid at the doors of enfeebled democracy, communist subversion or Jewish plots." "Despite the yearning for peace, war appeared inescapable - not simply a reaction to Hitler's rise to power, war was also seen by some as a welcome way out of a bankrupt and crisis ridden age, a violent ending that would clear the stale air of the inter-war world."--Jacket
The New York Times complete World War II, 1939-1945 : the coverage from the battlefields to the home front by The New York Times( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experience the history, politics, and tragedy of World War II as never before seen through the original, often first-hand daily reportage of The New York Times. The Times's complete coverage of the war is now available for the first time in this unique package
Gilbert Islands national collection : a list of publications held in the special collection of the Gilbert Islands National Library and Archives by Gilbert Islands National Library and Archives( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Times complete history of the world by Times Books (Firm)( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This exciting visual narrative of the history of the world--from the origins of mankind to the 21st century--is an unrivalled accomplishment, and its over 600 maps and 300,000 words of text are now accompanied by internet links to allow further research
Towards a Gilbert Islands national collection : a revised list of desiderata by Richard Overy( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bombing, states and peoples in Western Europe, 1940-1945 by R. J Overy( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the cover. Over the six years of the Second World War, most of urban Europe was subject to bomb attack, from the French Atlantic ports to the major cities of central Germany, from the Dutch and Belgian cities to the ports and towns of Sicily. Throughout the whole region perhaps as many as 700,000 were killed. In this collection, an international panel of historians explores the immediate effects of that wartime disaster for both the urban communities that suffered it and for the surrounding society and political order that has to cope with evacuation, higher levels of crime or non-compliance and changing attitudes towards authority. Considering the cultural, social and political responses to bombing rather than the strategic and ethical dimensions which have formed the core of the discussion thus far, this collection makes it clear that the bombing had ripple effects far beyond the areas immediately targeted by the bombers
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Audience level: 0.57 (from 0.03 for Bombing, s ... to 0.80 for Towards a ...)

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English (11)