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May 05, 2020
| ISBN 9781465494245
May 12, 2020
| 1101 Minutes
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May 05, 2020 | ISBN 9781465494245
May 12, 2020 | ISBN 9780744025576
Discover the story of the world’s deadliest war. Combining expert historical insight with accounts of combatants and civilians, this important book offers a brilliant summary of the most important military, strategic, and political events across all theatres. The fighting is brought to life with profiles of key military and political figures, together with features on decisive campaigns, turning points, and technological innovations. Examine how deep-seated local fears and hatreds escalated into one vast global conflict that was fought out to the bitter end – from the rise of Hitler and the Nazi party to Pearl Harbor, the D-Day landings, and Hiroshima. Richly illustrated with a wealth of original artifacts, weaponry, and equipment, photography, and maps, this unique combination of image and narrative provides the most accessible, episode-by-episode account ever.
Listen to the definitive narrative history of the people, politics, and events of the Second World War – the conflict that shaped the modern world.
From the build-up to the fighting, through to the reverberations still felt in the aftermath, this is a compelling, accessible, and immediate history of the war, perhaps the most complex, frightening, and destructive event in world history.
Discover how deep-seated local fears and hatreds escalated into one vast global conflict that was fought out to the bitter end – from the rise of Hitler and the Nazi party to Pearl Harbour, the D-Day landings, and Hiroshima. And find out how key battles, political and economic forces, individual leaders, and technological advances influenced the course of the war.
Packed with fascinating facts and unforgettable first-person accounts, A Short History of World War II is a uniquely accessible account of history’s most devastating conflict.
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