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Overy, R.

Overview
Works: 9 works in 13 publications in 1 language and 1,158 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Chronology 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: D743, 940.5311
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Most widely held works by R Overy
Bombing, states and peoples in Western Europe, 1940-1945 by Claudia Baldoli ( )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With Western Europe now at the heart of a united continent it is ever more difficult to explain how only 70 years ago European states destroyed much of the urban landscape from the air. There were many blitzes between 1940 and 1945 with an estimated 700,000 people killed. The purpose of this book is to provide the basis for a comparison of the experience of western states under the impact of bombing. In particular it considers the political, cultural and social responses to bombing rather than the military, strategic and social dimensions which have formed the core of the discussion hitherto
The New York times complete World War II, 1939-1945 : the coverage from the battlefields to the home front ( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 491 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
War in the Pacific by R Overy ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
War In The Pacific 1941-1945 looks at the war against Japan in the Pacific Islands which formed an integral part of eventual Allied victory in World War II. Setting the scene with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the almost simultaneous attack on US bases on Guam and Wake Island, it then goes on to document the battles fought in the jungle islands of Guadalcanal and the Philippines and the seas of the Pacific. This war story is brought to life by the addition of 20 carefully selected facsimile pieces of memorabilia ranging from military orders to propaganda leaflets dropped by the Japanese on US troops to the personal diaries and letters home of both generals, officers and ordinary soldiers
The origins of the Second World War by R. J Overy ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Origins of the Second World War explores the reasons why the Second World War broke out in September 1939 and not sooner, and why a European war expanded into world war by 1941. Richard Overy 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. Any explanation of the outbreak of hostilities must be multinational in scope taking into account the basic instability of the international system that had still not recovered from the shocks of the Great War. In this third edition: The role of Italy in the approach to war has been re-evaluated; Overy addresses recent revelations about Soviet policy in the 1930s, particularly exploring Soviet military planning and preparations; Arguments about Chamberlain and his policy of appeasement are rethought and reassessed. This new edition has now been completely overhauled, updated, expanded and reset. With a comprehensive documents section, colour plates, Guide to Who's Who, and a Chronology, The Origins of the Second World War will provide an invaluable introduction to any student of this fascinating period."--p. [4] of cover
Why the allies won by R. J Overy ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"It is 1942. Germany controls almost the entire resources of continental Europe and is poised to move into the Middle East. Japan has wiped out the western colonial presence in East Asia in a couple of months and is threatening northern India and Australia. The Soviet Union has lost the heart of its industry, and the United States is not yet armed. Democracy has had its day."--BOOK JACKET. "The Allied victory in 1945 has since come to seem inevitable. It was not. In Richard Overy's incisive analysis, we see exactly how the Allies regained military superiority and why they were able to do it. Overy offers a brilliant analysis of the decisive campaigns: the war at sea, the crucial battles on the eastern front, the air war, and the vast amphibious assault on Europe. The eastern front was critical. Having lost four million men and tens of thousands of tanks and aircraft in the first six months of fighting, the Soviet Union was able to relocate its industrial base to the east, intensify its industrial production, and defeat the German forces at Stalingrad and Kursk. This was the turning point, the victory of one authoritarian system over another."--BOOK JACKET. "Overy also explores the deeper factors affecting military success and failure: industrial strength, fighting ability, the quality of leadership, and the moral dimensions of the war."--BOOK JACKET
The New York Times complete World War II, 1939-1945 the coverage of the battlefields to the home front ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
Russia's war : blood upon the snow by R. J Overy ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
In vivid narrative, Richard Overy describes the events of 1941-1945 in which the Soviet Union, after initial catastrophes, destroyed Hitler's Third Reich and shaped modern European history, for the next half century
Russia' war by R Overy ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The road to war by R. J Overy ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Reconstructs the perspective of each country as it marched down the road to war: Germany, Great Britain, France, Italy, the Soviet Union, Japan, and the United States, each with domestic problems and international ambitions
 
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Alternative Names
Overy, Richard
Languages
English (13)
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