World War II: the Encyclopedia of the War Years, 1941-1945

World War II: the Encyclopedia of the War Years, 1941-1945

Author: Norman Polmar

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486479620

Category: History

Page: 962

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This authoritative and comprehensive survey features over 2,400 entries. Subjects range from battles, soldiers, and military activities to politics, culture, and the Holocaust. Enlivened by 85 illustrations, its panoramic perspective encompasses WWII's enduring influences on the American way of life. "A unique and valuable look at the war."—General James Doolittle

The United States in World War II

The United States in World War II

Author: G. Kurt Piehler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444331202

Category: History

Page: 326

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This reader brings together 78 primary documents that capture the diversity of experiences of Americans who lived through World War II, from presidents and generals to war workers and GIs. Illustrates the political, diplomatic and military history of the conflict, including well-known documents, such as the Atlantic Charter and Franklin Roosevelt’s Congressional address requesting a declaration of war against Japan Highlights the far-reaching economic, social and cultural changes caused by the war, such as the struggles to find day care for the children of women war workers, and the experiences returning veterans Includes an introduction, document headnotes and questions at the end of each chapter designed to encourage students to engage with the material critically

Germany, Hitler, and World War II

Germany, Hitler, and World War II

Author: Gerhard L. Weinberg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521566266

Category: History

Page: 374

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A collection of essays discusses the nature of the Nazi system, its impact on the world, and the Holocaust, and offers a comparative analysis of the leadership styles of Hitler, Stalin, Tojo, and Roosevelt. BOMC. History Bk Club. UP.

World War II

World War II

Author: Michael J. Lyons


ISBN: WISC:89046610598

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 388

View: 297

Examines all aspects of World War II-political, diplomatic, economic, and military. Presents an account of both the European and Pacific theatres of operations.

World War II 365 Days

World War II 365 Days

Author: Margaret E. Wagner

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132220125

Category: History

Page: 744

View: 392

"This unique compendium, drawn from the Library of Congress's vast collections, presents the story of a tumultuous era in which the very survival of democracy -- and the free flow of knowledge on which democracy depends -- was at issue. In these pages you will find photographs, maps, political cartoons, drawings, posters, and paintings created by people of many nations"--Preface.

World War Two: Under the Shadow of the Swastika

World War Two: Under the Shadow of the Swastika

Author: Lewis Helfand

Publisher: Campfire

ISBN: 9789381182147

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 186

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This volume of Campfire's graphic history of World War II deals with the war in Europe from the rise of the Nazis through to May 1945 and VE Day. World War II shows the effects of the war on the soldiers, the refugees, the victims and protagonists of the most terrible conflict the world has ever known. In a world that is forgetting the lessons history has to teach, this book is a reminder of the horrors that come from intolerance. In the 1930s, a great evil was rising in the heart of Europe, a threat unlike any seen before. German leader Adolf Hitler, a madman bent on world domination, was raising an army and growing more violent by the day. The world knew that Hitler had to be stopped. But fearing a war, this growing threat of Hitler's Nazi army was left unchecked. The world simply watched as Germany sank into darkness. The world merely prayed that war would not breach their borders. The world waited. And they waited too long. As cities fell to ruin and millions were slaughtered, the growing darkness of Hitler and his Nazi empire branched out far beyond Europe—to Asia and Africa and America—and soon threatened to claim the entire world. France, England, Russia, the United States… no single nation had the strength to combat this darkness, at least not on their own. With the fate of the world hanging in the balance, the one final, desperate hope was that all of these nations united together might muster the strength to save humanity.

Amazing World War II Stories

Amazing World War II Stories

Author: Bruce Berglund

Publisher: Amazing World War II Stories

ISBN: 9781496666581

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 129

View: 957

In times of war, soldiers on the front lines must show their bravery. But acts of courage by some people aren't known until years after the fighting ends. From flying bombing missions in the dead of night, to tricking the enemy with fake encampments and unbreakable codes, to surviving horrific treatment by the enemy through sheer force of will, these incredible true tales will show how courage in war is often displayed by history's unsung heroes.

American Foreign Policy Since World War II

American Foreign Policy Since World War II

Author: Steven W. Hook

Publisher: C Q Press College

ISBN: UCSC:32106017813657

Category: History

Page: 424

View: 328

The U.S. enters the 21st century uncertain of its international role. Despite its economic and military predominance in the post Cold War era, the U.S. struggles as a nation, propelled toward detachment yet engaged in moral crusading.