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World War II in Europe : a concise history

Author: Marvin Perry
Publisher: Boston, MA : Cengage Learning, ©2013.
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This book offers readers an overview of the war that includes all of the key concepts, recent scholarship, and, where applicable, conflicting interpretations. Special attention is given to the human experience during the war, including extensive coverage of the Holocaust, and numerous quotations from relevant primary sources are integrated throughout the narrative. The text also covers the war's lasting effects on  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marvin Perry
ISBN: 9781111836528 1111836523
OCLC Number: 753629729
Description: xii, 337 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contents: Hitler's War --
The German Blitzkrieg, 1939-1940 --
Operation Barbarossa --
The Racial Empire: Exploitation, Enslavement, Extermination --
War on Other Fronts --
Invasion: from the Atlantic Wall to the Siegfried Line --
The End of the Third Reich --
The Aftermath, Legacy, and Meaning of the War.
Responsibility: Marvin Perry.

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This book offers readers an overview of the war that includes all of the key concepts, recent scholarship, and, where applicable, conflicting interpretations. Special attention is given to the human experience during the war, including extensive coverage of the Holocaust, and numerous quotations from relevant primary sources are integrated throughout the narrative. The text also covers the war's lasting effects on European history as well as population transfers, the treatment of collaborators and war criminals, the ordeal of Jewish survivors, changing German responses to the Nazi era, the emergence of the Cold War, and steps toward European integration.

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"Perry (Baruch College, City U. of New York) has done a superb job of condensing the immensely complicated events of the Second World War into a short, readable narrative, in part through a long Read more...

 
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