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Rethinking World War Two : the conflict and its legacy

Author: Jeremy Black
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Overview: History is both the past and our accounts of the past. In Rethinking World War Two, Jeremy Black explores the contesting accounts and interpretations of the war, critically examining the leading controversies surrounding the conflict, its aftermath and its ongoing significance in the modern world. The first half of the book considers controversies surrounding the course of the war, with chapters looking at  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Black
ISBN: 9781472583239 147258323X 9781472583222 1472583221
OCLC Number: 874969825
Description: xii, 258 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Causes --
Alliance politics and grand strategy --
Domestic politics --
Explanations of victory --
Recollection: the war in Europe --
Recollection: the war in Asia --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: Jeremy Black.

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Overview: History is both the past and our accounts of the past. In Rethinking World War Two, Jeremy Black explores the contesting accounts and interpretations of the war, critically examining the leading controversies surrounding the conflict, its aftermath and its ongoing significance in the modern world. The first half of the book considers controversies surrounding the course of the war, with chapters looking at the importance of military history, the causes of the war, politics and grand strategy and domestic politics. The second half goes on to consider the memory of the war and its echoes in political and military spheres, with chapters devoted to the memory of the war in Europe and in Asia. A detailed further reading section provides guidance on how to take study of various topics further. Rethinking World War Two is unique in offering a survey of both the events of the conflict and the various debates surrounding its memory. It will be an invaluable resource for any student of World War Two, particularly those seeking a better understanding of its continuing legacy in the postwar world.

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