World at War 1944

World at War  1944
Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Publsiher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-03-14
ISBN: 1524766526
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World at War 1944 Book Excerpt:

The first Magic Tree House® Super Edition—and Jack and Annie’s most dangerous mission ever in the scariest time the world has ever known—World War II. With a longer story and additional facts and photographs, this is a thrilling adventure no reader will want to miss! When the magic tree house takes Jack and Annie back to World War II, Europe is in trouble! It is June 1944 and the brother-and-sister team must go behind enemy lines and crack a code that could save a lot of lives. But this is war, and Jack and Annie might just be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Can they save everyone before the great battle of D-Day begins? They don’t know, but they have to try! Previously published in hardcover as Magic Tree House Super Edition #1: Danger in the Darkest Hour. Have more fun with Jack and Annie on the Magic Tree House® website at MagicTreeHouse.com. Did you know there’s a Magic Tree House book for every reader? Find the perfect book for you: Magic Tree House® Classics: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just starting to read chapter books. F&P Level M. Magic Tree House® Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced Magic Tree House® reader. F&P Level N. Magic Tree House® Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure with Jack and Annie. F&P Level P. Magic Tree House® Fact Trackers: Non-fiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House® adventures. F&P Levels N-T.

World War II

World War II
Author: Mary Pope Osborne,Natalie Pope Boyce
Publsiher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2017-03-14
ISBN: 110193641X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World War II Book Excerpt:

In the next Magic Tree House® Fact Tracker, track the facts about World War II—with Jack and Annie! When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House Super Edition #1: World at War, 1944, they had lots of questions. How did World War II begin? Why were so many innocent people killed? What was D-Day? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie learn all about one of the darkest hours of history. Filled with up-to-date information, photographs, illustrations, and tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discover in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. And teachers can use the Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House fiction companions to meet Common Core text pairing needs. Have more fun with Jack and Annie on the Magic Tree House website at MagicTreeHouse.com! Did you know there’s a Magic Tree House book for every reader? Find the perfect book for you: Classic: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just starting to read chapter books. F&P Level M. Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced Magic Tree House® reader. F&P Level N. Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure with Jack and Annie. F&P Level P. Fact Trackers: Non-fiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House® adventures

World at War 1944

World at War 1944
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017
ISBN: 9781518235450
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Gender and French Identity after the Second World War 1944 1954

Gender and French Identity after the Second World War  1944 1954
Author: Kelly Ricciardi Colvin
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-09-07
ISBN: 1350031135
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender and French Identity after the Second World War 1944 1954 Book Excerpt:

The enfranchisement of women in Charles de Gaulle's France in 1944 is considered a potent element in the nation's self-crafted, triumphant World War Two narrative: the French, conquered by the Germans, valiantly resisted until they rescued themselves and built a new democracy, honoring France's longstanding liberal traditions. Kelly Ricciardi Colvin's Gender and French Identity after the Second World War, 1944-1954 calls that potent element into question. By analyzing a range of sources, including women's magazines, trials, memoirs, and spy novels, this book explores the ways in which culture was used to limit the power of the female vote. It exposes a wide network of constructed behavioral norms that supported a conservative vision of French identity. Taken together, they depicted men as virile Resistors for French democracy and history, and women as solely domestic support. Indeed Colvin shows that women's access to the vote emerged alongside an explosion of cultural messages that encouraged them to retreat into the home, to find mates, to have 'millions of beautiful babies', in the words of de Gaulle, and not to challenge patriarchy in any way. This is a vital study for understanding the nature of postwar France and women's history in 20th-century Europe.

A Military History of the Cold War 1944 1962

A Military History of the Cold War  1944   1962
Author: Jonathan M. House
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2014-04-28
ISBN: 0806146907
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Military History of the Cold War 1944 1962 Book Excerpt:

The Cold War did not culminate in World War III as so many in the 1950s and 1960s feared, yet it spawned a host of military engagements that affected millions of lives. This book is the first comprehensive, multinational overview of military affairs during the early Cold War, beginning with conflicts during World War II in Warsaw, Athens, and Saigon and ending with the Cuban Missile Crisis. A major theme of this account is the relationship between government policy and military preparedness and strategy. Author Jonathan M. House tells of generals engaging in policy confrontations with their governments’ political leaders—among them Anthony Eden, Nikita Khrushchev, and John F. Kennedy—many of whom made military decisions that hamstrung their own political goals. In the pressure-cooker atmosphere of atomic preparedness, politicians as well as soldiers seemed instinctively to prefer military solutions to political problems. And national security policies had military implications that took on a life of their own. The invasion of South Korea convinced European policy makers that effective deterrence and containment required building up and maintaining credible forces. Desire to strengthen the North Atlantic alliance militarily accelerated the rearmament of West Germany and the drive for its sovereignty. In addition to examining the major confrontations, nuclear and conventional, between Washington, Moscow, and Beijing—including the crises over Berlin and Formosa—House traces often overlooked military operations against the insurgencies of the era, such as French efforts in Indochina and Algeria and British struggles in Malaya, Kenya, Cyprus, and Aden. Now, more than fifty years after the events House describes, understanding the origins and trajectory of the Cold War is as important as ever. By the late 1950s, the United States had sent forces to Vietnam and the Middle East, setting the stage for future conflicts in both regions. House’s account of the complex relationship between diplomacy and military action directly relates to the insurgencies, counterinsurgencies, and confrontations that now occupy our attention across the globe.

The Macedonian Slavs in the Greek Civil War 1944 1949

The Macedonian Slavs in the Greek Civil War  1944   1949
Author: James Horncastle
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2019-06-03
ISBN: 1498585051
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Macedonian Slavs in the Greek Civil War 1944 1949 Book Excerpt:

This study explores the role of Macedonian Slavs in the Greek Civil War. The author argues that their participation in the conflict, and the attempts by other groups to manipulate them, gave rise to modern issues between the countries that continue to affect politics in the region today.

Accommodation and Resistance The French Left Indochina and the Cold War 1944 1954

Accommodation and Resistance  The French Left  Indochina and the Cold War  1944 1954
Author: Edward Rice Maximin
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 186
Release: 1986-09-17
ISBN: 031304466X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Accommodation and Resistance The French Left Indochina and the Cold War 1944 1954 Book Excerpt:

In this careful historical analysis, Edward Rice-Maximin documents the reactions of the French Left to the First Indochina War, 1944-1954. Unlike previous works, which dealt exclusively with the politics of the French Communists, this book is among the first to deal with the entire French left and to focus directly on the role of the Socialists.

The Normandy Air War 1944

The Normandy Air War  1944
Author: Anthony Tucker-Jones
Publsiher: Pen and Sword
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2020-01-19
ISBN: 1526730065
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Normandy Air War 1944 Book Excerpt:

The Allied air forces of WWII come dramatically alive in this photographic history of D-Day and the invasion of France. In the months preceding the Normandy landings, Allied air forces played a vital role in blinding and isolating German forces in northern France. During the campaign, they supported the Allied armies in their push inland, most notably by hampering the march of Hitler’s panzer divisions and controversially bombing the ancient Norman cities of Caen and Rouen. Anthony Tucker-Jones’s photographic history is a vivid introduction to the Allied air offensive, illustrating the many famous types of aircraft employed by the RAF, USAAF and Luftwaffe. Allied bombers, such as the Halifax, Lancaster, Fortress, Liberator, Havoc and Marauder; as well as fighters and fighter-bombers, such as the Lightning, Thunderbolt, Mustang, Spitfire and Typhoon, are shown in ample detail. These images of the air war over northern France bring home in a graphic way the nature and conditions of combat flying over seventy years ago, and they emphasize the contribution of air power to the campaign.

World War II

World War II
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017
ISBN: 9781518234194
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Nordic Countries in the Early Cold War 1944 51

The Nordic Countries in the Early Cold War  1944 51
Author: Tony Insall,Patrick Salmon
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2011-02-25
ISBN: 1136809848
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nordic Countries in the Early Cold War 1944 51 Book Excerpt:

This book is a collection of diplomatic documents describing the development of British relations with the Nordic countries between the end of the Second World War and the defeat of the Labour Government in 1951. The end of the Second World War brought hopes of building a new society in Western Europe. This volume documents Foreign Office concerns about the range of problems, both multilateral and bilateral, which still remained to be resolved in the Nordic area, and describes the evolution of policies to deal with them. The Soviet Union, which in May 1945 already occupied parts of Norway and Denmark and dominated Finland, was perceived as a growing threat. The Nordic region was considered to be of significant strategic importance during this period. The documents describe the process whereby Britain attempted to encourage Scandinavian countries away from their support for neutrality and, by enlisting American support, began the process which led to the signature of the Atlantic Treaty in 1949, signed by Norway, Denmark and Iceland. They also include material describing the establishment of Information Research Department (formed to counteract Soviet propaganda) and illustrating some of its methods. Some documents not previously in the public domain have been declassified for this volume. Most are drawn from the archives of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, but there are also a number of Prime Ministerial and Cabinet Office documents. This book will be of much interest to students of the Cold War, European history, British political history, international history and IR in general.

World War II

World War II
Author: Mary Pope Osborne,Natalie Pope Boyce
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2017-03-14
ISBN: 9781536403121
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World War II Book Excerpt:

Filled with up-to-date information, photographs, illustrations, and tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discover in their favorite Magic Tree House advent

Fight to the Finish

Fight to the Finish
Author: Tim Cook
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2015-09-29
ISBN: 014319612X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fight to the Finish Book Excerpt:

Winner of the 2016 Ottawa Book Award The magisterial second volume of Tim Cook's definitive account of Canadians fighting in the Second World War. Historian Tim Cook displays his trademark storytelling ability in the second volume of his masterful account of Canadians in World War II. Cook combines an extraordinary grasp of military strategy with a deep empathy for the soldiers on the ground, at sea and in the air. Whether it's a minute-by-minute account of a gruelling artillery battle, vicious infighting among generals, the scene inside a medical unit, or the small details of a soldier's daily life, Cook creates a compelling narrative. He recounts in mesmerizing detail how the Canadian forces figured in the Allied bombing of Germany, the D-Day landing at Juno beach, the taking of Caen, and the drive south. Featuring dozens of black-and-white photographs and moving excerpts from letters and diaries of servicemen, Fight to the Finish is a memorable account of Canadians who fought abroad and of the home front that was changed forever.

The World at War 1914 1945

The World at War  1914   1945
Author: Jeremy Black
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2019-05-17
ISBN: 1538108364
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World at War 1914 1945 Book Excerpt:

This text provides an innovative global military history that joins three periods—World War I, the interwar years, and World War II. Jeremy Black offers a comprehensive survey of both wars, comparing continuities and differences. He traces the causes of each war and assesses land, sea, and air warfare as separate dimensions. He argues that the unprecedented nature of the two wars owed much to the demographic and industrial strength of the states involved and their ability and determination to mobilize vast resources. Yet the demands of the world wars also posed major difficulties, not simply in sustaining the struggle but also in conceiving of practical strategies and operational methods in the heat and competition of ever-evolving conflict. In this process, resources, skills, leadership, morale, and alliance cohesion all proved significant. In addition to his military focus, Black considers other key dimensions of the conflicts, especially political and social influences and impacts. He thoroughly integrates the interwar years, tracing the significant continuities between the two world wars. He emphasizes how essential American financial, industrial, agricultural, and energy resources were to the Allies—both before and after the United States entered each war. Bringing the two world wars to life, Black sheds light not only on both as individual conflicts but also on the interwoven relationships between the two.

The British Way of War in Northwest Europe 1944 5

The British Way of War in Northwest Europe  1944 5
Author: L. P. Devine
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-12-17
ISBN: 1474225667
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The British Way of War in Northwest Europe 1944 5 Book Excerpt:

This book examines the experience of two British Infantry Divisions, the 43rd (Wessex) and 53rd (Welsh), during the Overlord campaign in Northwest Europe. To understand the way the British fought during Operation Overlord, the book considers the political and military factors between 1918 and 1943 before addressing the major battles and many of the minor engagements and day-to-day experiences of the campaign. Through detailed exploration of unit war diaries and first-hand accounts, Louis Devine demonstrates how Montgomery's way of war translated to the divisions and their sub units. While previous literature has suggested that the British Army fought a cautious war in order to avoid the heavy casualties of the First World War, Devine challenges this concept by showing that the Overlord Campaign fought at sub-divisional levels was characterised by command pressure to achieve results quickly, hasty planning and a reliance on massive artillery and mortar contributions to compensate for deficiencies in anti-tank and armoured support. By following two British infantry divisions over a continuous period and focusing on soldiers' experience to offer a perspective 'from below', as well as challenging the consensus of a 'cautious' British campaign, this book provides a much-needed re-examination of the Overlord campaign which will be of great interest to students and scholars of the Second World War and modern military history in general.

World War II in Nashville

World War II in Nashville
Author: Robert Guy Spinney
Publsiher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
Total Pages: 209
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9781572330047
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World War II in Nashville Book Excerpt:

In addition to examining Nashville's public-sector expansion, Spinney explores the war's impact on the Nashville economy, the role of organized labor in the city, race relations and the politicization of the black leadership, changing attitudes within the local Jewish community, and civil defense activities. An introductory chapter surveys Nashville's experience in the decade prior to the war.

The Storm of War

The Storm of War
Author: Andrew Roberts
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2009-08-06
ISBN: 0141938862
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Storm of War Book Excerpt:

On 2 August 1944, in the wake of the complete destruction of the German Army Group Centre in Belorussia, Winston Churchill mocked Adolf Hitler in the House of Commons by the rank he had reached in the First World War. 'Russian success has been somewhat aided by the strategy of Herr Hitler, of Corporal Hitler,' Churchill jibed. 'Even military idiots find it difficult not to see some faults in his actions.' Andrew Roberts's previous book Masters and Commanders studied the creation of Allied grand strategy; Beating Corporal Hitler now analyses how Axis strategy evolved. Examining the Second World War on every front, Roberts asks whether, with a different decision-making process and a different strategy, the Axis might even have won. Were those German generals who blamed everything on Hitler after the war correct, or were they merely scapegoating their former Führer once he was safely beyond defending himself? In researching this uniquely vivid history of the Second World War Roberts has walked many of the key battlefield and wartime sites of Russia, France, Italy, Germany and the Far East. The book is full of illuminating sidelights on the principle actors that bring their characters and the ways in which they reached decisions into fresh focus.

D Day

D Day
Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2013-04-23
ISBN: 1439126305
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

D Day Book Excerpt:

Stephen E. Ambrose’s D-Day is the definitive history of World War II’s most pivotal battle, a day that changed the course of history. D-Day is the epic story of men at the most demanding moment of their lives, when the horrors, complexities, and triumphs of life are laid bare. Distinguished historian Stephen E. Ambrose portrays the faces of courage and heroism, fear and determination—what Eisenhower called “the fury of an aroused democracy”—that shaped the victory of the citizen soldiers whom Hitler had disparaged.Drawing on more than 1,400 interviews with American, British, Canadian, French, and German veterans, Ambrose reveals how the original plans for the invasion had to be abandoned, and how enlisted men and junior officers acted on their own initiative when they realized that nothing was as they were told it would be. The action begins at midnight, June 5/6, when the first British and American airborne troops jumped into France. It ends at midnight June 6/7. Focusing on those pivotal twenty-four hours, it moves from the level of Supreme Commander to that of a French child, from General Omar Bradley to an American paratrooper, from Field Marshal Montgomery to a German sergeant. Ambrose’s D-Day is the finest account of one of our history’s most important days.

United States Government Publications Monthly Catalog

United States Government Publications Monthly Catalog
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1941
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Government publications
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

United States Government Publications Monthly Catalog Book Excerpt:

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications Cumulative Index

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications  Cumulative Index
Author: United States. Superintendent of Documents
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1953
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications Cumulative Index Book Excerpt:

World War II

World War II
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017
ISBN: 9780606398497
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World War II Book Excerpt: