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The Second World War

a military history

1st U.S. ed.
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This edition was published in by Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press in New York.

Written in English

620 pages

Reassesses World War II as a collection of separate, uncoordinated campaigns fought in Europe, Asia, and the Mediterranean, evaluating the disparate agendas of warring nations to offer a revisionist interpretation of how the war was fought and won.

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The Second World War: a military history
2011, Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press
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The Second World War

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Work Description

In this major new military history, Gordon Corrigan argues what we refer to as the Second World War was in reality three separate conflicts: the Russian war, the Asian war in the Far East and Pacific, and the Mediterranean/European Theater. Each conflict had distinct causes and had to be fought in different ways against very different enemies, who rarely, if ever, coordinated their efforts. Corrigan examines the agendas of the warring nations and offers fresh and vivid interpretations. The author recounts how, long before Pearl Harbor, the United States bent the rules of neutrality almost to the breaking point in favor of the British; and when America finally entered the war militarily, it was her industrial capacity, her military commanders' ability to learn quickly, and the mobilization of her population that tilted the balance in favor of the Allies and final victory. Meanwhile, Corrigan reveals the Soviet Russia war effort as the most crucial in defeating Germany in World War II and examines how Britain emerged economically broken with the loss of her empire of virtual certainty. The Second World War is vast in its erudition and epic in its execution. It will change forever the way we think about the titanic conflicts that dominated the years from 1939 to 1945. - Jacket flap.

The Second World War

a military history

1st U.S. ed.

This edition was published in by Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press in New York.


Edition Description

Reassesses World War II as a collection of separate, uncoordinated campaigns fought in Europe, Asia, and the Mediterranean, evaluating the disparate agendas of warring nations to offer a revisionist interpretation of how the war was fought and won.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Prelude : February 1942
On your marks-
Get set-
Go!
Interlude : Britain at war : May 1940-June 1941
The Russian war : June-October 1941
The Asian war : September-December 1941
The Mediterranean war : June 1941-August 1942
The Russian war : October 1941-November 1942
The Asian war : December 1941-May 1942
The Mediterranean war : August 1942-May 1943
The Asian war : December 1941-November 1942
The Russian war : November 1942-June 1944
The Asian war : June 1942-August 1944
The European war : May 1943-August 1944
The sea and air war
The Axis retreat : August-November 1944
The home war
End game : December 1944-September 1945
Checkmate : January 1945-December 1946
Epilogue.

Edition Notes

"First published in Great Britain by Atlantic Books Ltd."--T.p. verso

Includes bibliographical references (p. 594-601) and index.

Classifications

Library of Congress
D743 .C595 2011

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
xxviii, 620 p., [24] p. of plates
Number of pages
620
Dimensions
24 x x centimeters

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25186676M
Internet Archive
secondworldwarmi0000corr_o7z3
ISBN 10
0312577095
ISBN 13
9780312577094
LC Control Number
2011276600
OCLC/WorldCat
707969587

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