The Oxford Illustrated History of World War II

The Oxford Illustrated History of World War II
Author: R. J. Overy
Publsiher: Oxford Illustrated History
Total Pages: 521
Release: 2015
ISBN: 0199605823
Category: HISTORY
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Illustrated History of World War II Book Excerpt:

World War Two re-assessed for a new generation, from the 1930s through to the beginnings of the Cold War. This book provides a stimulating and thought-provoking new interpretation of one of the most terrible episodes in world history.

Amazing World War II Stories

Amazing World War II Stories
Author: Bruce Berglund,Blake A. Hoena,Nel Yomtov
Publsiher: Amazing World War II Stories
Total Pages: 129
Release: 2020-03
ISBN: 1496666585
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Amazing World War II Stories Book Excerpt:

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.

The Siege of Budapest

The Siege of Budapest
Author: Krisztián Ungváry
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 505
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN: 0300119852
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Siege of Budapest Book Excerpt:

The definitive history of one of the fiercest battles of World War II This definitive history of one of the fiercest battles of World War II describes the siege of Budapest in unprecedented detail. Both Stalin and Hitler demanded victory at all costs, and the cost was extreme: 80,000 Soviet troops, 38,000 German and Hungarian soldiers, and 38,000 Hungarian civilians perished. The book provides the first full account of this shocking battle. "As a military history [The Siege of Budapest] is unrivaled. . . . Magisterial."--John Lukacs, New York Review of Books "An exceedingly dramatic book, filled with fascinating stories, some of them even humorous, and with heart-rending accounts of suffering, limitless cruelty, and amazing decency."--István Deák, New Republic "Ungváry has written a dramatic, gripping history of this siege, filling a gap in WWII history."--Choice

World War II

World War II
Author: Dorling Kindersley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-05-27
ISBN: 9780241206997
Category: World War, 1939-1945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World War II Book Excerpt:

World War II: Visual Encyclopedia profiles the soldiers who served, as well as key events and the technology of war. Find the facts about the most cunning strategists, the longest battles, the fastest fighter planes, and much more in this spectacular visual dictionary. Key information is available at a glance, with data boxes, facts and stats to dip into alongside cutting-edge CGI technology that bring these infamous events to life. Packed with profiles of the people, places and events, from Winston Churchill to Pearl Harbor, World War II: Visual Encyclopedia explores this historic event that shaped our world.

Battle of Wits

Battle of Wits
Author: Stephen Budiansky
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2000
ISBN: 0684859327
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Battle of Wits Book Excerpt:

"This is the story of the Allied codebreakers puzzling through the most difficult codebreaking problems that ever existed.

Human Smoke

Human Smoke
Author: Nicholson Baker
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 579
Release: 2009-03-03
ISBN: 1416572465
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Smoke Book Excerpt:

A study of the decades leading up to World War II profiles the world leaders, politicians, business people, and others whose personal politics and ideologies provided an inevitable barrier to the peace process and whose actions led to the outbreak of war.

The Library of Congress World War II Companion

The Library of Congress World War II Companion
Author: David M. Kennedy
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 944
Release: 2007-10-02
ISBN: 1416553061
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Library of Congress World War II Companion Book Excerpt:

The noted historian John Keegan called World War II "the largest single event in human history." More than sixty years after it ended, that war continues to shape our world. Going far beyond accounts of the major battles, The Library of Congress World War II Companion examines, in a unique and engaging manner, this devastating conflict, its causes, conduct, and aftermath. It considers the politics that shaped the involvement of the major combatants; military leadership and the characteristics of major Allied and Axis armed services; the weaponry that resulted in the war's unprecedented destruction, as well as debates over the use of these weapons; the roles of resistance groups and underground fighters; war crimes; daily life during wartime; the uses of propaganda; and much more. Drawn from the unparalleled collections of the institution that has been called "America's Memory," The Library of Congress World War II Companion includes excerpts from contemporary letters, journals, pamphlets, and other documents, as well as first-person accounts recorded by the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. The text is complemented by more than 150 illustrations. Organized into topical chapters (such as "The Media War," "War Crimes and the Holocaust," and two chapters on "Military Operations" that cover the important battles), the book also include readers to navigate through the rich store of information in these pages. Filled with facts and figures, information about unusual aspects of the war, and moving personal accounts, this remarkable volume will be indispensable to anyone who wishes to understand the World War II era and its continuing reverberations.

The American Experience in World War II The atomic bomb in history and memory

The American Experience in World War II  The atomic bomb in history and memory
Author: Walter L. Hixson
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780415940283
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Experience in World War II The atomic bomb in history and memory Book Excerpt:

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A World at Arms

A World at Arms
Author: Gerhard L. Weinberg
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 1216
Release: 2005-03-28
ISBN: 9780521618267
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A World at Arms Book Excerpt:

This comprehensive global history of World War II analyzes how the war directly and indirectly affected six continents and how it reshaped the entire world. By the author of The Foreign Policy of Hitler's Germany. 30,000 first printing.

A Dance With Death

A Dance With Death
Author: Anne Noggle
Publsiher: Texas A&M University Press
Total Pages: 318
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9781585441778
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dance With Death Book Excerpt:

For their heroism and success against the enemy, two of the women's regiments were honored by designation as "Guard" regiments. At least thirty women were decorated with the gold star of Hero of the Soviet Union, their nation's highest award.

World War II

World War II
Author: Loyd E. Lee
Publsiher: M.E. Sharpe
Total Pages: 452
Release: 1991
ISBN: 9780873327329
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World War II Book Excerpt:

This anthology contains 16 readings that deal with military, political, diplomatic, and social aspects of WWII and its consequences for the contemporary world. The readings are grouped around seven major topics, and each topic is prefaced with commentary by Lee. The readings consist of complete articles or integral chapters rather than abridged selections so that each author's argument can be read in its original form. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Hungary in World War II

Hungary in World War II
Author: Deborah S. Cornelius
Publsiher: Fordham University Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2011-04-01
ISBN: 0823237737
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hungary in World War II Book Excerpt:

The story of Hungary's participation in World War II is part of a much larger narrative—one that has never before been fully recounted for a non-Hungarian readership. As told by Deborah Cornelius, it is a fascinating tale of rise and fall, of hopes dashed and dreams in tatters. Using previously untapped sources and interviews she conducted for this book, Cornelius provides a clear account of Hungary’s attempt to regain the glory of the Hungarian Kingdom by joining forces with Nazi Germany—a decision that today seems doomed to fail from the start. For scholars and history buff s alike, Hungary in World War II is a riveting read. Cornelius begins her study with the Treaty of Trianon, which in 1920 spelled out the terms of defeat for the former kingdom. The new country of Hungary lost more than 70 percent of the kingdom’s territory, saw its population reduced by nearly the same percentage, and was stripped of five of its ten most populous cities. As Cornelius makes vividly clear, nearly all of the actions of Hungarian leaders during the succeeding decades can be traced back to this incalculable defeat. In the early years of World War II, Hungary enjoyed boom times—and the dream of restoring the Hungarian Kingdom began to rise again. Caught in the middle as the war engulfed Europe, Hungary was drawn into an alliance with Nazi Germany. When the Germans appeared to give Hungary much of its pre–World War I territory, Hungarians began to delude themselves into believing they had won their long-sought objective. Instead, the final year of the world war brought widespread destruction and a genocidal war against Hungarian Jews. Caught between two warring behemoths, the country became a battleground for German and Soviet forces. In the wake of the war, Hungary suffered further devastation under Soviet occupation and forty-five years of communist rule. The author first became interested in Hungary in 1957 and has visited the country numerous times, beginning in the 1970s. Over the years she has talked with many Hungarians, both scholars and everyday people. Hungary in World War II draws skillfully on these personal tales to narrate events before, during, and after World War II. It provides a comprehensive and highly readable history of Hungarian participation in the war, along with an explanation of Hungarian motivation: the attempt of a defeated nation to relive its former triumphs.

Atlas of World War II

Atlas of World War II
Author: Stephen G. Hyslop
Publsiher: National Geographic
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2018-10-18
ISBN: 1426219717
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atlas of World War II Book Excerpt:

This definitive, lavishly illustrated book from National Geographic features an astonishing array of vintage and newly created maps, rare photographs, covert documents, and eyewitness accounts that illuminate the world's greatest conflict. This magnificent atlas delves into the cartographic history of WWII: naval, land, and aerial attacks from the invasion of Poland to Pearl Harbor and the Battle of the Bulge. Rare maps include a detailed Germany & Approaches map used by Allied forces in the final stages of the war, full large-scale wartime maps of the world used by President Roosevelt, and crucial Pacific theater maps used by B-17 pilots. Satellite data renders terrain as never before seen, highlighting countries and continents in stunning detail to include the towns, cities, provinces and transportation roads for a pinpoint-accurate depiction of army movements and alliances. Gripping wartime stories from these hallowed fields of battle, along with photographs, sketches, confidential documents, and artifacts color the rest of this timeless and informative book.

The Japanese Submarine Force and World War II

The Japanese Submarine Force and World War II
Author: Carl Boyd,Akihiko Yoshida
Publsiher: Naval Inst Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Japanese Submarine Force and World War II Book Excerpt:

Using only recently declassified material and other historical documents, Boyd (history, Old Doninion U.) and Yoshida (National Institute for Defense Studies, Japan) focus on American wartime interception of Japanese radio messages. Their research leads them to new conclusions regarding the relative shortcomings of Japanese submarines and operations. The text includes operational maps, rare illustrations, and definitive appendices of Japanese submarine losses, and biographies of commanders. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Visions of Victory

Visions of Victory
Author: Gerhard L. Weinberg
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2007-09-03
ISBN: 9780521708753
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Visions of Victory Book Excerpt:

Visions of Victory explores the views of eight war leaders of the major powers of World War II - Hitler, Mussolini, Tojo, Chiang Kai-shek, Stalin, Churchill, de Gaulle, and Roosevelt - and compares their visions of the future assuming their side had emerged victorious. While the leaders primarily focused their attention on the strategy for fighting and winning the war, these very decisions were often shaped by their aspirations and hopes for the future. Weinberg assesses how subsequent events were impacted by these decisions and examines how these visions for the future changed and evolved throughout the war.

No Simple Victory

No Simple Victory
Author: Norman Davies
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2008-08-26
ISBN: 0143114093
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Simple Victory Book Excerpt:

One of the world's leading historians re-examines World War II and its outcome A clear-eyed reappraisal of World War II that offers new insight by reevaluating well-established facts and pointing out lesser-known ones, No Simple Victory asks readers to reconsider what they know about the war, and how that knowledge might be biased or incorrect. Norman Davies poses simple questions that have unexpected answers: Can you name the five biggest battles of the war? What were the main political ideologies that were contending for supremacy? The answers to these questions will surprise even those who feel that they are experts on the subject. Davies has established himself as a preeminent scholar of World War II. No Simple Victory is an invaluable contribution to twentieth-century history and an illuminating portrait of a conflict that continues to provoke debate.

The German Army Medical Corps in World War II

The German Army Medical Corps in World War II
Author: Alex Buchner
Publsiher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Total Pages: 151
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780764306921
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The German Army Medical Corps in World War II Book Excerpt:

This is the only book in English to present a detailed look at the German medical corps in World War II. Among the topics covered are training, structure of the corps, equipment, transport, medical care in a variety of combat zones, and a selection of personal memoirs from veterans.

The German Soldier in World War II

The German Soldier in World War II
Author: Stephen Hart,Russell Hart,Matthew Hughes
Publsiher: Spellmount, Limited Publishers
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Germany
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The German Soldier in World War II Book Excerpt:

A graphic portrayal of the life of private soldiers, the authors convey every aspect of what it was like to fight for the German Army during World War Two. The book is based on first-hand accounts by veterans who served during the War.

World War II

World War II
Author: Michael J. Lyons
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 388
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: World War, 1939-1945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World War II Book Excerpt:

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

The Deserters

The Deserters
Author: Charles Glass
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 401
Release: 2014-05-27
ISBN: 0143125486
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Deserters Book Excerpt:

"[A]n impressive achievement: a boot-level take on the conflict that is fresh without being cynically revisionist." --The New Republic A groundbreaking history of ordinary soldiers struggling on the front lines, The Deserters offers a completely new perspective on the Second World War. Charles Glass—renowned journalist and author of the critically acclaimed Americans in Paris: Life and Death Under Nazi Occupation—delves deep into army archives, personal diaries, court-martial records, and self-published memoirs to produce this dramatic and heartbreaking portrait of men overlooked by their commanders and ignored by history. Surveying the 150,000 American and British soldiers known to have deserted in the European Theater, The Deserters: A Hidden History of World War II tells the life stories of three soldiers who abandoned their posts in France, Italy, and Africa. Their deeds form the backbone of Glass’s arresting portrait of soldiers pushed to the breaking point, a sweeping reexamination of the conditions for ordinary soldiers. With the grace and pace of a novel, The Deserters moves beyond the false extremes of courage and cowardice to reveal the true experience of the frontline soldier. Glass shares the story of men like Private Alfred Whitehead, a Tennessee farm boy who earned Silver and Bronze Stars for bravery in Normandy—yet became a gangster in liberated Paris, robbing Allied supply depots along with ordinary citizens. Here also is the story of British men like Private John Bain, who deserted three times but never fled from combat—and who endured battles in North Africa and northern France before German machine guns cut his legs from under him. The heart of The Deserters resides with men like Private Steve Weiss, an idealistic teenage volunteer from Brooklyn who forced his father—a disillusioned First World War veteran—to sign his enlistment papers because he was not yet eighteen. On the Anzio beachhead and in the Ardennes forest, as an infantryman with the 36th Division and as an accidental partisan in the French Resistance, Weiss lost his illusions about the nobility of conflict and the infallibility of American commanders. Far from the bright picture found in propaganda and nostalgia, the Second World War was a grim and brutal affair, a long and lonely effort that has never been fully reported—to the detriment of those who served and the danger of those nurtured on false tales today. Revealing the true costs of conflict on those forced to fight, The Deserters is an elegant and unforgettable story of ordinary men desperately struggling in extraordinary times.