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A world at arms : a global history of World War II

Author: Gerhard L Weinberg
Publisher: Cambridge, England : Cambridge University Press, 1999, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This major new work is a general history of World War II which takes a global perspective, covering all theatres of war and illuminating their interrelations. Unlike other books on the war, this one  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerhard L Weinberg
ISBN: 0521558794 9780521558792
OCLC Number: 658921017
Description: 1178 pages : maps
Contents: Preface; Introduction; 1. From one war to another; 2. The German and Soviet attacks on Poland; 3. The world turned upside down; 4. The expanding conflict; 5. The Eastern Front and a changing war; 6. Halting the Japanese advance, halting the German advance: keeping them apart and shifting the balance; 7. The war at sea 1942-44 and the blockade; 8. The war in Europe and North Africa 1940-43: to and from Stalingrad, to and from Tunis; 9. The Home Front; 10. Means of warfare: old and new; 11. The war from the spring of 1943 to summer 1944; 12. The assault on Germany from all sides; 13. Tensions in both alliances; 14. The halt on the European fronts; 15. The final assault on Germany; 16. The war in the Pacific: from Leyte to the 'Missouri'; Conclusions: the cost and impact of the war; Abbreviations; Bibliographic essay; Endnotes; Index.
Responsibility: Gerhard L. Weinberg.

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