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The Second World War
A. W. Purdue

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The Second World War
2nd ed.
A.W. Purdue

Published 2011 by Palgrave Macmillan in Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

"The Second World War ended the Nazi attempt to establish Germany as the dominant power in Europe and the world and Japan's aim of controlling South East Asia and the Pacific. It also resulted in the creation of two super-powers and led to the Cold War. A.W. Purdue provides one of the most concise yet comprehensive accounts of the entire course of World War II, covering both the European and the Asian Pacific conflicts. Thoroughly revised and updated in the light of the latest scholarship, this second edition of an established text: - challenges accepted views and reassesses the war, rejecting the simplistic concept of a "war against fascism"- discusses the historiography and critically analyzes key themes and issues, as well as examining current debates- considers changes in popular attitudes to the Second World War. Ideal for students and general readers alike, this is an essential introduction to the causes, nature and significance of World War II from the perspective of the twenty-first century"--Provided by publisher.

Table of Contents

Machine generated contents note:
List of Maps
Chronology
Maps
Preface
Introduction
The Origins of the Second World War
A European War
A World War?
Behind the Lines
Roads to Victory 1943-44
Unconditional Surrender
Conclusion
Notes
Annotated bibliography
Index.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Series
European history in perspective, European history in perspective (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
940.53
Library of Congress
D743 .P79 2011

The Physical Object

Pagination
xviii, 216 p. :
Number of pages
216

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25101517M
ISBN 10
023027935X, 0230279368
ISBN 13
9780230279353, 9780230279360
LC Control Number
2011024438
OCLC/WorldCat
730054608

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