The Second World Wars

How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won

Author: Victor Davis Hanson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0465093191

Category: History

Page: 720

View: 2597

A definitive account of World War II by America's preeminent military historian World War II was the most lethal conflict in human history. Never before had a war been fought on so many diverse landscapes and in so many different ways, from rocket attacks in London to jungle fighting in Burma to armor strikes in Libya. The Second World Wars examines how combat unfolded in the air, at sea, and on land to show how distinct conflicts among disparate combatants coalesced into one interconnected global war. Drawing on 3,000 years of military history, Victor Davis Hanson argues that despite its novel industrial barbarity, neither the war's origins nor its geography were unusual. Nor was its ultimate outcome surprising. The Axis powers were well prepared to win limited border conflicts, but once they blundered into global war, they had no hope of victory. An authoritative new history of astonishing breadth, The Second World Wars offers a stunning reinterpretation of history's deadliest conflict.

Der deutsche Krieg

1939 - 1945

Author: Nicholas Stargardt

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104035032

Category: History

Page: 848

View: 3419

Einzigartig und fesselnd erzählt der renommierte Oxford-Historiker Nicholas Stargardt in ›Der Deutsche Krieg‹ aus der Nahsicht, wie die Deutschen – Soldaten, Lehrer, Krankenschwestern, Nationalsozialisten, Christen und Juden – den Zweiten Weltkrieg durchlebten. Tag für Tag erleben wir mit, worauf sie hofften, was sie schockierte, worüber sie schwiegen und wie sich ihre Sicht auf den Krieg allmählich wandelte. Gestützt auf zahllose Tagebücher und Briefe, unter anderem von Heinrich Böll und Victor Klemperer, Wilm Hosenfeld und Konrad Jarausch, gelingt Nicholas Stargardt ein Blick in die Köpfe der Menschen, der deutlich macht, warum so viele Deutsche noch an die nationale Sache glaubten, als der Krieg längst verloren war und die Gewissheit wuchs, an einem Völkermord teilzuhaben. Ein verstörendes Kaleidoskop der Jahre 1939 bis 1945 im nationalsozialistischen Deutschland. »Ein Meisterwerk der Geschichtsschreibung, das die ›Vogelperspektive‹ nahtlos mit einer Mikrogeschichte dieser verhängnisvollen Periode des 20. Jahrhunderts verbindet.« Jan T. Gross »Erstmals wird die Chronologie der Stimmung, der Hoffnungen und Befürchtungen (...) der deutschen Bevölkerung während des Krieges wirklich sichtbar. Eine eindrucksvolle, fesselnde Darstellung.« Mark Roseman »Hervorragend geschrieben und in seiner Argumentation überzeugend, ist dieses Buch ein Muss.« Saul Friedländer

Der Zweite Weltkrieg

Author: John Keegan

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644108919

Category: History

Page: 912

View: 8925

Keine militärische Auseinandersetzung hat das 20. Jahrhundert so geprägt wie der Zweite Weltkrieg. Welche Ziele verfolgten die einzelnen Kriegsparteien? Wie kam es dazu, dass sich der Krieg über die ganze Welt ausbreiten konnte? John Keegan schildert die Ereignisse dieser Jahre auf ebenso faszinierende wie beklemmende Weise: vom «Blitzkrieg» und dem Russlandfeldzug bis zu Pearl Harbor und den Schlachten im Pazifik; von der Landung in der Normandie bis zum Kampf um Berlin und dem Abwurf der Atombomben über Hiroshima und Nagasaki. Und er beschreibt, wie politisches Kalkül, technische Neuerungen und taktische Erwägungen den Kriegsverlauf entscheidend prägten – ein Standardwerk.

Als Hemingway mich liebte

Author: Naomi Wood

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455813879

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 8990

Im Sommer 1926 fahren Hemingway und seine Frau Hadley von Paris in ihr Haus in Südfrankreich. Sie verbringen ihre Tage mit Schwimmen, Bridge, Drinks und Hadleys bester Freundin Pauline. Dass sie zugleich Hemingways Geliebte ist, scheint Mrs. Hemingway Nr. 1 in Kauf zu nehmen - vorerst. Bald ist klar: Weder sie noch Pauline wird die letzte Ehefrau sein. Basierend auf Briefen und anderen authentischen Quellen beschwört Naomi Wood nicht nur die immer wieder scheiternden Ehen des Schriftstellers herauf, sondern auch die Atmosphäre in den Kreisen der Bohème jener Zeit. Eine tragische, herzzerreißende, großartig erzählte Geschichte über das Scheitern vierer Frauen an einem charismatischen Mann und erfolgreichen Schriftsteller.

My Story: the Secret War

A Second World Wars Girl's Diary

Author: Jill Atkins

Publisher: Scholastic Canada

ISBN: 1443107573

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 160

View: 8038

A suspenseful story of a young girl's experiences joining the resistance in German-occupied France In 1939, the start of the Second World War, Sophie becomes a messenger for a resistance group in northern France. But as the German invaders overwhelm the British forces on the French coast, Sophie finds herself more deeply involved with the resistance -- and in a dangerous plan to save a young Scottish soldier.

Der Zweite Weltkrieg in Europa

Erfahrung und Erinnerung

Author: Jörg Echternkamp,Stefan Martens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Europe

Page: 311

View: 2222

The Second World War

Author: Antony Beevor

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 0316084077

Category: History

Page: 880

View: 9394

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 14th, 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.

The Origins of the Second World War: An International Perspective

Author: Frank McDonough

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441107738

Category: History

Page: 552

View: 3582

Many major world events have occurred since the last key anniversary of the beginning of the Second World War, and these events have had a dramatic impact on the international stage: 9/11, the Iraq War, climate change and the world economic crisis. This is an opportune moment to bring together a group of major international experts who will offer a series of new interpretations of the key aspects of the origins of the Second World War. Each chapter is based on original archival research and written by scholars who are all leading experts in their fields. This is a truly international collection of articles, with wide breadth and scope, which includes contributions from historians, and also political scientists, gender theorists, and international relations experts. This is an important contribution to scholarly debate on one of the most important events of the 20th century and a subject of major interest to the general reader, historians, students and researchers, policy makers and conflict prevention experts.

The World in World Wars

Experiences, Perceptions and Perspectives from Africa and Asia

Author: Heike Liebau

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004185453

Category: History

Page: 613

View: 2548

The volume contributes to the growing field of research on the global social history of the World Wars. Focusing on social and cultural aspects, it discusses the broader implications of the wars for African and Asian societies which resulted in significant social and political transformations.

Explaining Auschwitz and Hiroshima

Historians and the Second World War, 1945-1990

Author: Richard J. B. Bosworth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113483828X

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 6399

First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Der Weg in die Unfreiheit

Russland - Europa - Amerika

Author: Timothy Snyder

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406725023

Category: Political Science

Page: 376

View: 6792

Gleichheit oder Oligarchie, Individualismus oder Unfreiheit, Wahrheit oder Fake News – die Welt, wie wir sie kannten, steht am Scheideweg. Viel hat der Westen selbst dazu beigetragen. Aber er hat auch mächtige Feinde, die seine Institutionen mit allen Mitteln – von der Finanzierung des Rechtspopulismus in Europa bis zum Cyberwar – untergraben wollen. Wer diese Gegner sind, wie sie vorgehen und wie bedrohlich die Lage ist, das beschreibt das aufsehenerregende neue Buch von Tim Snyder. Mit dem Ende des Kalten Krieges hatten die liberalen Demokratien des Westens gesiegt. Von nun an würde die Menschheit eine friedvolle, globalisierte Zukunft erwarten. Doch das war ein Irrtum. Seit Putin seine Macht in Russland etabliert hat, rollt eine Welle des Autoritarismus von Osten nach Westen, die Europ... a erfasst hat und mit Donald Trump auch im Weißen Haus angekommen ist. Tim Snyder, Autor des Weltbestsellers «Über Tyrannei», beschreibt in seinem Buch den Aufstieg dieser neuen «rechten Internationalen», schildert ihre bedrohlichen Ziele und zeigt, wie sehr die Grundlagen unserer Demokratie in Gefahr sind.

The Second World War

A People's History

Author: Joanna Bourke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945

Page: 270

View: 6801

The Second World War saw an unprecedented expansion of suffering beyond the frontlines. Of the 1,355,000 tons of bombs dropped on Germany, for instance, most fell on non-military targets, and of the 55 million people killed worldwide, two-thirds were civilians. In The Second World War: A People's History, Joanna Bourke uncovers the grim stories of death and destruction lost behind those statistics. Using diary entries, oral histories, poetry and letters home, Bourke allows the people that lived and died in the global bloodletting to tell their own stories. Soldiers who fought for all sides and in all of the major theatres tell of the fear and horror of combat. Partisan fighters recount the daring risks they took and the torments of captivity. Civilians describe the anxiety of approaching war, their struggle for survival, and their despair and helplessness as the war consumed their world. Bourke chillingly demonstrates that all of this sorrow and woe was the direct result of political and military decisions on both sides. A brief, objective synopsis of each campaign in the war clarifies the link between strategic, military decisions and the massacre and inhumane treatment of non-combatants--events now known only by names like Nanking, Sobibor, Dresden, and Nagasaki--that was all too common in this brutal war. This short, engaging history is a poignant testimony to the memory of the innocents lost and a stark reminder that their demise was not inevitable--indeed it was often strategically planned and methodically executed.

Soldaten

Protokolle vom Kämpfen, Töten und Sterben

Author: Sönke Neitzel,Harald Welzer

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104007926

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 3365

Dieses Buch legt auf einer einzigartigen Quellengrundlage erstmals eine überzeugende Mentalitätsgeschichte des Krieges vor. Auf der Grundlage von 150.000 Seiten Abhörprotokolle deutscher Soldaten in britischer und amerikanischer Gefangenschaft wird das Wissen um die Mentalität der Soldaten auf eine völlig neue Basis gestellt. In eigens eingerichteten Lagern wurden Kriegsgefangene aller Waffengattungen und Ränge heimlich abgehört. Sie sprachen über militärische Geheimnisse, über ihre Sicht auf die Gegner, auf die Führung und auch auf die Judenvernichtung. Das Buch liefert eine Rekonstruktion der Kriegswahrnehmung von Soldaten in historischer Echtzeit - eine ungeheuer materialreiche Innenansicht des Zweiten Weltkriegs durch jene Soldaten, die große Teile Europas verwüsteten.

The Second World War

The Gathering Storm

Author: Winston Churchill

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 1443451177

Category: History

Page: 576

View: 7550

The Gathering Storm is the first volume in Winston Churchill’s The Second World War, a history of World War II from the end of the First World War to the conclusion of the second in 1945. Though Churchill wrote the history from his own perspective and held back necessary classified information, The Second World War is lauded as a fair and accurate account of war, and has remained one of the most important historical records of the military, political, and diplomatic realities in Britain at that time. Winston Churchill’s work on the six-volume series earned him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953. HarperTorch brings great works of non-fiction and the dramatic arts to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperTorch collection to build your digital library.

Conscientious Objectors of the Second World War

Refusing to Fight

Author: Ann Kramer

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1844681181

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 1421

Even today, most histories of the world wars focus on those who fought. Those who refused to fight are usually overlooked, or just mentioned in passing, sometimes in a very dismissive manner. However, during the First World War, 16,000 men in Britain refused conscription: they believed it was wrong to take up arms and kill. Known as conscientious objectors they were humiliated, abused and imprisoned for their stand. More than 70 died because of brutal treatment. Twenty years later, during the Second World War, there were more than 60,000 conscientious objectors in Britain. They were treated more humanely but even so, many people neither understood nor sympathized with their stand. A Determined Resistance: Conscientious Objectors of the First World War and Refusing to Fight: Conscientious Objectors of the Second World War tell the stories of these remarkable men – and women – who bravely took a stand against war and refused to be conscripted. The books ask who the conscientious objectors were, what reasons they gave for refusing to fight and how they were treated. They look at the impact of conscientious objectors and ask how their actions should be viewed today. To bring this fascinating subject to life, author Ann Kramer has used extensive prime sources such as interviews, letters, diaries, memoirs, and contemporary newspapers. She also places the experiences of conscientious objectors into the wider context of a national and international peace and anti-war movement. The focus is mainly on Britain but will also include material on pacifists, war resisters and conscientious objectors elsewhere in the warring world, such as the United States, Canada, Australia, and Germany.

Britain and France in Two World Wars

Truth, Myth and Memory

Author: Robert Tombs,Emile Chabal

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441106359

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 5793

France and Britain, indispensable allies in two world wars, remember and forget their shared history in contrasting ways. The book examines key episodes in the relationship between the two countries, including the outbreak of war in 1914, the battles of the Somme and Verdun, the Fall of France in 1940, Dunkirk, and British involvement in the French Resistance and the 1944 Liberation. The contributors discuss how the two countries tend to forget what they owe to each other, and have a distorted view of history which still colours and prejudices their relationship today, despite government efforts to build a close political and military partnership.

Als Panzeroffizier in Ost und West

Im Panzer III, Tiger und Königstiger in Russland, Frankreich und Ungarn

Author: Richard von Rosen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783803500441

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 316

View: 6923