The Second World War

The Second World War

A Complete History

Book - 1991
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Baker & Taylor
A concise yet comprehensive one-volume history of the war traces the conflict in all its theaters, at home and on the front

McMillan Palgrave
It began with the German invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939. By the time it came to an end on V-J Day--August 14, 1945--it had involved every major power and become global in its reach. In the final accounting, it would turn out to be, in both human terms and material resources, the costliest war in history, taking the lives of forty million people. In this complete one-volume account of the war, Gilbert weaves together political, military, diplomatic, and civilian elements to provide a global perspective on the war, creating a work that is both a treasure trove of information and a dramatic narrative.

Book News
A reprint of the publisher's original cloth edition (1989) which was the US edition of the Brit Second World War . Such a massive book is no bargain in its paper incarnation. Cloth edition (unseen), $29.95. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Publisher: New York : Holt, 1991
Edition: Rev. ed
ISBN: 9780805017885
Characteristics: xviii, 846 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm


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Nov 24, 2011

A glorified chronology day by day, with vignettes of human suffering. Like reading a newspaper account told from Allied point of view. Not much in the way of operations or political analysis; for example the causes of the war.


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