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The battle for history : re-fighting World War II

Author: John Keegan
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Vintage Books edView all editions and formats
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Although fifty years have passed since the end of World War II, there has as yet been no definitive history of that conflict. Existing histories have raised as many questions as they answer: Did President Roosevelt have foreknowledge of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor? Might bombing the Auschwitz railroad have impeded the course of the Holocaust? Now one of our most esteemed military historians assesses the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Keegan
ISBN: 0679767436 9780679767435
OCLC Number: 32970848
Description: 128 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Controversy and the second world war --
Histories of the second world war --
Biographies --
Campaigns --
The brains and sinews of war --
Occupation and resistance.
Responsibility: John Keegan.
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Although fifty years have passed since the end of World War II, there has as yet been no definitive history of that conflict. Existing histories have raised as many questions as they answer: Did President Roosevelt have foreknowledge of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor? Might bombing the Auschwitz railroad have impeded the course of the Holocaust? Now one of our most esteemed military historians assesses the literature that has emerged from World War II, and the controversies that have arisen from that literature, in a book that combines stunning erudition with crisp prose and highly personal discernment. With the same erudition, discernment, and crisp prose that made his A History of Warfare an international bestseller, Keegan surveys the literature of World War II, identifying the works he finds most important and illuminating while examining the sometimes savage controversies raised by two generations of the war's historians.

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