Cover of: The Second World War | Antony Beevor
Preview

Buy this book

Last edited by Clean Up Bot
October 17, 2020 | History
An edition of The Second World War (2012)

The Second World War

1st ed.
  • 0 Ratings
  • 3 Want to read
  • 0 Currently reading
  • 1 Have read

This edition was published in by Little, Brown and Co. in New York.

Written in English

Over the past two decades, Antony Beevor has established himself as one of the world's premier historians of WWII. His multi-award winning books have included Stalingrad and The Fall of Berlin 1945. Now, in his newest and most ambitious book, he turns his focus to one of the bloodiest and most tragic events of the twentieth century, the Second World War. In this searing narrative that takes us from Hitler's invasion of Poland on September 1st, 1939 to V-J day on August 14th, 1945 and the war's aftermath, Beevor describes the conflict and its global reach -- one that included every major power. The result is a dramatic and breathtaking single-volume history that provides a remarkably intimate account of the war that, more than any other, still commands attention and an audience. Thrillingly written and brilliantly researched, Beevor's grand and provocative account is destined to become the definitive work on this complex, tragic, and endlessly fascinating period in world history, and confirms once more that he is a military historian of the first rank. - Publisher.

Read more

Previews available in: English

Edition Availability
Cover of: The Second World War
The Second World War
2012, Little, Brown and Co.
Hardcover in English - 1st ed.

Add another edition?

The Second World War

First published in 2012



Work Description

Over the past two decades, Antony Beevor has established himself as one of the world's premier historians of WWII. His multi-award winning books have included Stalingrad and The Fall of Berlin 1945. Now, in his newest and most ambitious book, he turns his focus to one of the bloodiest and most tragic events of the twentieth century, the Second World War. In this searing narrative that takes us from Hitler's invasion of Poland on September 1st, 1939 to V-J day on August 14th, 1945 and the war's aftermath, Beevor describes the conflict and its global reach -- one that included every major power. The result is a dramatic and breathtaking single-volume history that provides a remarkably intimate account of the war that, more than any other, still commands attention and an audience. Thrillingly written and brilliantly researched, Beevor's grand and provocative account is destined to become the definitive work on this complex, tragic, and endlessly fascinating period in world history, and confirms once more that he is a military historian of the first rank. - Publisher.

The Second World War

1st ed.

This edition was published in by Little, Brown and Co. in New York.


Table of Contents

Outbreak of war
"The wholesale destruction of Poland"
From phoney war to Blitzkrieg
The dragon and the rising sun
Norway and Denmark
Onslaught in the West
The fall of France
Operation Sealion and the Battle of Britain
Reverberations
Hitler's Balkan war
Africa and the Atlantic
Barbarossa
Rassenkrieg
The "Grand Alliance"
The battle for Moscow
Pearl Harbor
China and the Philippines
War across the world
Wannsee and the SS Archipelago
Japanese occupation and the Battle of Midway
Defeat in the desert
Operation Blau-Barbarossa relauched
Fighting back in the Pacific
Stalingrad
Alamein and Torch
Southern Russia and Tunisia
Casablanca, Kharkov and Tunis
Europe behind barbed wire
The Battle of the Atlantic and strategic bombing
The Pacific, China and Burma
The Battle of Kursk
From Sicily to Italy
Ukraine and the Teheran Conference
The Shoah by gas
Italy-the hard underbelly
The Soviet spring offensive
The Pacific, China and Burma
The spring of expectations
Bagration and Normandy
Berlin, Warsaw and Paris
The Ichigo Offensive and Leyte
Unrealized hopes
The Ardennes and Athens
From the Vistula to the Oder
Philippines, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Tokyo raids
Yalta, Dresden, Konigsberg
Americans on the Elbe
The Berlin operation
Cities of the dead
The atomic bombs and the subjugation of Japan

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
940.54
Library of Congress
D743 .B385 2012

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
xii, 863 p., [32] p. of plates
Dimensions
24 x x centimeters

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25215125M
Internet Archive
secondworldwar00beev
ISBN 10
0316023744
ISBN 13
9780316023740
LC Control Number
2012007028

Lists containing this Book

History

Download catalog record: RDF / JSON / OPDS | Wikipedia citation
October 17, 2020 Edited by Clean Up Bot import existing book
August 29, 2020 Edited by ImportBot import existing book
July 17, 2019 Edited by Clean Up Bot import existing book
July 31, 2014 Edited by ImportBot import new book
February 22, 2012 Created by LC Bot Imported from Library of Congress MARC record.