Encyclopedia of World War II

Encyclopedia of World War II


  • Author : Alan Axelrod
  • Publisher : H W Fowler
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 924
  • ISBN 10 : 9780816060221


Encyclopedia of World War II Book Description :

Provides over seven hundred entries about the second World War discussing the biographies of key figures, maps and explanations of decisive battles, and the military, historical, political, and diplomatic aspects of the war.

The People s War

The People s War


  • Author : Robert W. Thurston
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN 10 : 0252026004


The People s War Book Description :

The People's War lifts the Stalinist veil of secrecy to probe an almost untold side of World War II: the experiences of the Soviet people themselves. Going beyond dry and faceless military accounts of the eastern front of the "Great Patriotic War" and the Soviet state's one-dimensional "heroic People," this volume explores how ordinary citizens responded to the war, Stalinist leadership, and Nazi invasion. Drawing on a wealth of archival and recently published material, contributors detail the calculated destruction of a Jewish town by the Germans and present a chilling picture of life in occupied Minsk. They look at the cultural developments of the war as well as the wartime experience of intellectuals, for whom the period was a time of relative freedom. They discuss women's myriad roles in combat and other spheres of activity. They also reassess the behavior and morale of ordinary Red Army troops and offer new conclusions about early crushing defeats at the hands of the Germans--defeats that were officially explained as cowardice on the part of high officers. A frank investigation of civilian life behind the front lines, The People's War provides a detailed, balanced picture of the Stalinist USSR by describing not only the command structure and repressive power of the state but also how people reacted to them, cooperated with or opposed them, and adapted or ignored central policy in their own ways. By putting the Soviet people back in their war, this volume helps restore the range and complexity of human experience to one of history's most savage periods.

Roosevelt s Secret War
Score: 4
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Roosevelt s Secret War


  • Author : Joseph E. Persico
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2001-11-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 9781588361240


Roosevelt s Secret War Book Description :

Despite all that has already been written on Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Joseph Persico has uncovered a hitherto overlooked dimension of FDR's wartime leadership: his involvement in intelligence and espionage operations. Roosevelt's Secret War is crowded with remarkable revelations: -FDR wanted to bomb Tokyo before Pearl Harbor -A defector from Hitler's inner circle reported directly to the Oval Office -Roosevelt knew before any other world leader of Hitler's plan to invade Russia -Roosevelt and Churchill concealed a disaster costing hundreds of British soldiers' lives in order to protect Ultra, the British codebreaking secret -An unwitting Japanese diplomat provided the President with a direct pipeline into Hitler's councils Roosevelt's Secret War also describes how much FDR had been told--before the Holocaust--about the coming fate of Europe's Jews. And Persico also provides a definitive answer to the perennial question Did FDR know in advance about the attack on Pearl Harbor? By temperament and character, no American president was better suited for secret warfare than FDR. He manipulated, compartmentalized, dissembled, and misled, demonstrating a spymaster's talent for intrigue. He once remarked, "I never let my right hand know what my left hand does." Not only did Roosevelt create America's first central intelligence agency, the OSS, under "Wild Bill" Donovan, but he ran spy rings directly from the Oval Office, enlisting well-placed socialite friends. FDR was also spied against. Roosevelt's Secret War presents evidence that the Soviet Union had a source inside the Roosevelt White House; that British agents fed FDR total fabrications to draw the United States into war; and that Roosevelt, by yielding to Churchill's demand that British scientists be allowed to work on the Manhattan Project, enabled the secrets of the bomb to be stolen. And these are only a few of the scores of revelations in this constantly surprising story of Roosevelt's hidden role in World War I

The Second World War
Score: 4
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The Second World War


  • Author : Antony Beevor
  • Publisher : Back Bay Books
  • Release Date : 2012-06-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 880
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316084079


The Second World War Book Description :

A masterful and comprehensive chronicle of World War II, by internationally bestselling historian Antony Beevor. Over the past two decades, Antony Beevor has established himself as one of the world's premier historians of WWII. His multi-award winning books have included Stalingrad and The Fall of Berlin 1945. Now, in his newest and most ambitious book, he turns his focus to one of the bloodiest and most tragic events of the twentieth century, the Second World War. In this searing narrative that takes us from Hitler's invasion of Poland on September 1st, 1939 to V-J day on August 14, 1945 and the war's aftermath, Beevor describes the conflict and its global reach -- one that included every major power. The result is a dramatic and breathtaking single-volume history that provides a remarkably intimate account of the war that, more than any other, still commands attention and an audience. Thrillingly written and brilliantly researched, Beevor's grand and provocative account is destined to become the definitive work on this complex, tragic, and endlessly fascinating period in world history, and confirms once more that he is a military historian of the first rank.

History of World War II

History of World War II


  • Author : Tim Cooke
  • Publisher : Marshall Cavendish
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: World War, 1939-1945.
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 0761474838


History of World War II Book Description :

Discusses World War I's legacies; profiles Europe, Asia, the U.S., and Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America between the wars; and chronicles the early events of World War II, from Hitler's invasion of Poland to Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor.

Franco and Hitler
Score: 5
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Franco and Hitler


  • Author : Stanley G. Payne
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-01-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 0300122829


Franco and Hitler Book Description :

Was Franco sympathetic to Nazi Germany? Why didn't Spain enter World War II? In what ways did Spain collaborate with the Third Reich? How much did Spain assist Jewish refugees? This is the first book in any language to answer these intriguing questions. Stanley Payne, a leading historian of modern Spain, explores the full range of Franco’s relationship with Hitler, from 1936 to the fall of the Reich in 1945. But as Payne brilliantly shows, relations between these two dictators were not only a matter of realpolitik. These two titanic egos engaged in an extraordinary tragicomic drama often verging on the dark absurdity of a Beckett or Ionesco play. Whereas Payne investigates the evolving relationship of the two regimes up to the conclusion of World War II, his principal concern is the enigma of Spain’s unique position during the war, as a semi-fascist country struggling to maintain a tortured neutrality. Why Spain did not enter the war as a German ally, joining with Hitler to seize Gibraltar and close the Mediterranean to the British navy, is at the center of Payne’s narrative. Franco’s only personal meeting with Hitler, in 1940 to discuss precisely this, is recounted here in groundbreaking detail that also sheds significant new light on the Spanish government’s vacillating policy toward Jewish refugees, on the Holocaust, and on Spain’s German connection throughout the duration of the war.

The Hollywood Propaganda of World War II

The Hollywood Propaganda of World War II


  • Author : Robert Fyne
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN 10 : 0810833107


The Hollywood Propaganda of World War II Book Description :

An in-depth study that examines WWII movies, analyzing many motifs, stereotypes, ficiton-as-fact, distortions, and prevarications that permeate this genre.

World War II

World War II


  • Author : Nathaniel Harris
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: World War II.
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 0749671920


World War II Book Description :

Presents a timeline of events of the second World War, from crises leading up to the war to the different land, sea and air battles. Includes the German invasion of Poland, Battle of Britain, attack on Pearl Harbour, D-Day and the destruction of Hiroshima. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.

World War II

World War II


  • Author : Katie Marsico
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release Date : 2015-07
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9780756551711


World War II Book Description :

Examines the motivations for World War II from each side involved.

Colleges and Universities in World War II

Colleges and Universities in World War II


  • Author : V. R. Cardozier
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN 10 : 9780275944322


Colleges and Universities in World War II Book Description :

Cardozier provides a comprehensive and engaging look at the role played by colleges and universities in World War II, the contributions they made to the war effort, and the impact of the war on higher education institutions. During this period, American colleges and universities were dedicated to serving the needs of the military and all agencies of the government through training, research, and service. This book captures the wartime mood and spirit of the American people, something that is not easily conveyed to younger readers who did not directly experience these times.