There's a War to Be Won

There's a War to Be Won

Author: Geoffrey Perret

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307801401

Category: History

Page: 662

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THERE'S A WAR TO BE WON is the landmark story of one of the greatest armies in history, a conscript force of amateur soldiers who had an unparalleled record of combat success. Here -- for the first time in one volume -- is the chronicle of the United States Army's dramatic mobilization and stunning march to victory in World War II. In a lively and engrossing narrative that spans theaters of operations around the world, Geoffrey Perret tells how the Army was drafted, trained, organized, armed, and led at every stage of the war. Beginning with the prescient military planners of the 1930s, he offers vivid warts-and-all profiles of the farsighted commanders who would lead the way, men like Marshall, MacArthur, Eisenhower, Ridgway, Bradley, and Patton. Drawing heavily on important new source material in major archives throughout the United States, THERE'S A WAR TO BE WON offers new insights into the wartime Army, its commanders, and its battles. A major work of American military history. "An immensely readable, well-researched history . . . Dramatic." -- Chicago Tribune

United States Army and World War II: The Collected Works: The Collected Works

United States Army and World War II: The Collected Works: The Collected Works

Author: Center of Military History (U S Army)

Publisher:

ISBN: 0160904595

Category: History

Page:

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The U.S. Army Center of Military History proud to announce the arrival of its newest publication: "The United States Army and World War II: The Collected Works." The Center has consolidated its entire catalog of publications dealing with World War II onto a single DVD-ROM. The disc contains the entire United States Army in World War II series (the "Green Books"), as well as other World War II-related books, monographs, and pamphlets (a total of 156 publications!). Some of these titles have not been previously available in electronic format. All works found on the disc are in searchable Adobe PDF format.""

Rearming the French

Rearming the French

Author: Marcel Vigneras

Publisher:

ISBN: 1410205002

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 790

In rearming the French the War Department and the U. S. Army became agents of an Allied policy which not only enabled the United States to further a friendship for France that dated from the Revolution, but in addition served the military interests of both nations. It equipped Frenchmen with the means to fight and by so doing increased at minimum cost the forces available to the United Nations. The Army can take pride in the success with which it administered a policy involving both political and military matters. The policy of mutual aid has since been extended throughout the world with the Army again designated as the agency principally responsible for its administration. The present thorough and objective study of an early large-scale American experiment with mutual aid should therefore be highly instructive to all concerned.

A History of Dentistry in the US Army to World War II

A History of Dentistry in the US Army to World War II

Author: John M. Hyson

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 0160821592

Category: History

Page: 900

View: 652

A detailed history of the development of military dentistry in the United States, from beginnings in the early 17th century, through the professionalization of dentistry in the 19th century, dental care on both sides of the Civil War, the establishment of the US Army Dental Corps in 1909, and the expansion of the Corps through World War I and afterward, to the verge of the Second World War.

Cross Channel Attack

Cross Channel Attack

Author: Gordon A. Harrison

Publisher: BDD Promotional Books Company

ISBN: 0792458567

Category: Normandy (France)

Page: 552

View: 677

Discusses the Allied invasion of Normandy, with extensive details about the planning stage, called Operation Overlord, as well as the fighting on Utah and Omaha Beaches.

World War II For Dummies

World War II For Dummies

Author: Keith D. Dickson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119675532

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 948

Looking to ally yourself with World War II knowledge? More than 75 years after its end, World War II remains one of the most devastating and impactful events in human history. It was a global war, and the nations that fought it employed every available resource, harnessing both technology and people to one purpose. Today, we remember WWII for its battles, tragedies, and horrors, but also for its outcome: a greater good that triumphed over evil. The breadth of World War II facts and history can be overwhelming, which is why World War II For Dummies is the perfect book for any reader, from history buffs to WWII novices. Full of accurate and easy-to-understand information (so you don’t have to speak military to comprehend), this book will help you explore a war that defined and shaped the world we live in today. You’ll discover all the players—individuals as well as nations—who participated in the war and the politics that drove them. Battle by battle, you’ll find out how the Axis powers initially took control of the war and how the Allies fought back to win the day. World War II for Dummies also covers: The origins and causes of World War II The rise of Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich How the war was handled at home Germany’s invasion of Poland, France, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, and Luxembourg Great Britain’s refusal to surrender after 42 days of German aerial attack The United States’ entrance into the war after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor The Allied invasion of Normandy (D-Day) Germany’s last-ditch effort to stop the Allies at the Battle of the Bulge The use of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki Become an expert on this historical catalyst with World War II For Dummies—grab your copy today. P.S. If you think this book seems familiar, you’re probably right. The Dummies team updated the cover and design to give the book a fresh feel, but the content is the same as the previous release of World War II For Dummies (9780764553523). The book you see here shouldn’t be considered a new or updated product. But if you’re in the mood to learn something new, check out some of our other books. We’re always writing about new topics!

United States Army in World War II

United States Army in World War II

Author: Center of Military History United States

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1508649669

Category: History

Page: 184

View: 167

This volume provides a brief analytical description of each of the volumes in the United States Army in World War II series.