By William L. O'Neill

International struggle II used to be the bloodiest and farthest-reaching army clash in human heritage, which ended in the annihilation of a few 60 million humans. This authoritative and thorough quantity summarizes the basic information about the struggle in bright, available entries. It features:

* short biographical graphics of remarkable army and political leaders, from Bradley to Zhukov
* informative analyses of important battles and political occasions, from blitzkrieg to Yalta
* information on army corporations, military, military, and air strength devices, and theaters of war
* descriptions of person weapon periods, from flame throwers to U-boats
* insightful articles on war-related concerns, akin to domestic entrance and financing the war
* profiles of the main engaging countries
* clarification of war-specific phrases, comparable to unconditional quit and civil defense
* entries on lesser recognized topics--including Navajo code breakers and Afrika corps
* extra interpreting lists following each one entry
* a listing of museums and historic websites, together with online information
* an entire chronology of vital dates
* Cross-references following each one entry

whereas focusing totally on the yankee battle attempt, the writer has integrated huge fabric concerning the different significant contributors within the conflictnotably the Soviet Union, Germany, Japan, nice Britain, France, Italy, and China. O'Neill doesn't hesitate to take on debatable issues--from the atomic bomb to the inability of an American heavy tank. Over 220 pictures and maps, and a close index make World battle II: A scholar Companion an outstanding introductory source for college students and readers drawn to glossy heritage.

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