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320 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. WORLD WAR II. This comprehensive history examines not just the many theaters of operations, but also provides a challenging analysis of the war's causes and momentous consequences - as well as relating the human story of a conflict that cost the lives of an estimated 50 million people. Forty full-color digital maps reveal the strategic and tactical situations faced by the commanders on both sides, while the descriptions of the fighting itself propel the reader into the terrific realities of battle. Stalingrad, Normandy, Guadalcanal, Pearl Harbor, El Alamein, Kursk - war on land, sea, air in all its brutal intensity. Includes an Index. (Key Words: H. P. Willmontt, World War II, Robin Cross, World War Two, Charles Messenger, Second World War, Richard Overy, Michael Barrett, Mark Grandstaff, Michael Paul, David Welch, Stalingrad, Normandy, Maps, Vichy, Saipan, Holocaust, Red Army, Poland, Japan, Germany, Denmark, Adolf Hitler, Guadalcanal, Pearl Harbor, El Alamein, Kursk). Bookseller Inventory # 71768X1

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Title: World War II.

Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc., New York

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First American Edition..

Book Type: book

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The Second World War was fought on an unprecedented scale and claimed the lives of millions, from soldiers to civilians. Providing a challenging analysis of its causes and momentous consequences, as well as a clear narrative and explanation of the course of the war, World War II examines the objectives and concerns of all the combatants in one of the most deadly conflicts of the 20th Century. Approximately 40 maps and 500 images give a complete picture of the conflict across its many theaters - the Eastern and Western fronts, Scandinavia and Italy, the Balkans and the Mediterranean, and China and Southeast Asia, as well as the Western Pacific.

About the Author:

Robin Cross has written on many aspects of WW II. He's the author of Bombers, The Citadel: The Battle of Kursk, & Unsung Heroines.

Charles Messenger served in the Royal Tank Regiment and has written several books on the war, including The Second World War in the West.

H.P. Willmott is a widely published military historian and the author of DK's World War I.

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