The Second World Wars

How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won

Author: Victor Davis Hanson

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: History

Page: 720

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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.

The World in World Wars

Experiences, Perceptions and Perspectives from Africa and Asia

Author: Heike Liebau

Publisher: BRILL


Category: History

Page: 613

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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.

The Origins of the First and Second World Wars

Author: Frank McDonough

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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This innovative new study analyzes the origins of the First and Second World Wars in one single volume by drawing on a wide range of material, including original sources. In concise, readable chapters, the author surveys the key issues surrounding the causes of both wars, offers an original and critical survey of the conflict of opinion among historians and provides a lively selection of primary documents on major issues. The result is a unique perspective on the origins of the two most devastating military conflicts in world history.

The 1st and 2nd World Wars

Author: Jon Nichol



Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: 79

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The aim of this text is to motivate 11-13 year-old children to discover the period of World War II. Each chapter is based around an activity which is designed to help children build up a picture of the past

Out of the Cage

Women's Experiences in Two World Wars

Author: Gail Braybon

Publisher: Routledge


Category: History

Page: 352

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Originally published in 1987, Out of the Cage brings vividly to life the experiences of working women from all social groups in the two World Wars. Telling a fascinating story, the authors emphasise what the women themselves have had to say, in diaries, memoirs, letters and recorded interviews about the call up, their personal reactions to war, their feelings about pay and the company at work, the effects of war on their health, their relations with men and their home lives; they speak too about how demobilisation affected them, and how they spent the years between two World Wars.

The Complete Illustrated History of the First and Second World Wars

An Authoritative Account of Two of the Deadliest Conflicts in Human History with Details of Decisive Encounters and Landmark Engagements

Author: Donald Sommerville

Publisher: Lorenz Books


Category: History

Page: 512

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This text begins by looking at the origins of World War I and then chronicles the war a year at a time. The second half of the book details the history of World War II, from the rise of Hitler and the persecution of the Jewish race to the attacks on Pearl Harbour and the dropping of atom bombs.

Germany and the Two World Wars

Author: Andreas Hillgruber

Publisher: Harvard University Press


Category: History

Page: 120

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One of the most hotly disputed topics in twentieth-century history has been Germany's share of responsibility—its "guilt"—for the outbreak of the two world wars. In this short, penetrating study, Europe's leading authority on German power politics clarifies the dispute and offers insight into this central question about modern Germany.

The Age of Innocence

Nuclear Physics between the First and Second World Wars

Author: Roger H. Stuewer

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Science

Page: 528

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The two decades between the first and second world wars saw the emergence of nuclear physics as the dominant field of experimental and theoretical physics, owing to the work of an international cast of gifted physicists. Prominent among them were Ernest Rutherford, George Gamow, the husband and wife team of Frédéric and Irène Joliot-Curie, John Cockcroft and Ernest Walton, Gregory Breit and Eugene Wigner, Lise Meitner and Otto Robert Frisch, the brash Ernest Lawrence, the prodigious Enrico Fermi, and the incomparable Niels Bohr. Their experimental and theoretical work arose from a quest to understand nuclear phenomena; it was not motivated by a desire to find a practical application for nuclear energy. In this sense, these physicists lived in an 'Age of Innocence'. They did not, however, live in isolation. Their research reflected their idiosyncratic personalities; it was shaped by the physical and intellectual environments of the countries and institutions in which they worked. It was also buffeted by the political upheavals after the Great War: the punitive postwar treaties, the runaway inflation in Germany and Austria, the Great Depression, and the intellectual migration from Germany and later from Austria and Italy. Their pioneering experimental and theoretical achievements in the interwar period therefore are set within their personal, institutional, and political contexts. Both domains and their mutual influences are conveyed by quotations from autobiographies, biographies, recollections, interviews, correspondence, and other writings of physicists and historians.

Europe in the Era of Two World Wars

From Militarism and Genocide to Civil Society, 1900-1950

Author: Volker R. Berghahn

Publisher: Princeton University Press


Category: History

Page: 176

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