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First published in 1972 under the title TOTAL WAR, THE PENGUIN HISTORY OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR was designed by its authors to show a rising generation why the Second World War happened and how it was conducted.

Author: Guy Wint

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141959887

Category: History

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First published in 1972 under the title TOTAL WAR, THE PENGUIN HISTORY OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR was designed by its authors to show a rising generation why the Second World War happened and how it was conducted. In this bold feat of compression they give as much stress and space to political, social and moral forces (not to mention intelligence and other activities 'behind the line') as to the ensuing clashes of arms. This acclaimed analysis of the causes and courses of the Second World War has stood the tests of time and criticism.
1999-09-02 By Guy Wint

No one who has digested this enthralling work will ever be able to look at the period again in quite the same way’ Sunday Telegraph.

Author: A.J.P. Taylor

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141927022

Category: History

Page: 368

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One of the most popular and controversial historians of the twentieth century, who made his subject accessible to millions, A.J.P. Taylor caused a storm of outrage with this scandalous bestseller. Debunking what were accepted truths about the Second World War, he argued provocatively that Hitler did not set out to cause the war as part of an evil master plan, but blundered into it partly by accident, aided by the shortcomings of others. Fiercely attacked for vindicating Hitler, A.J.P. Taylor’s stringent re-examination of the events preceding the Nazi invasion of Poland on 1st September 1939 opened up new debate, and is now recognized as a brilliant and classic piece of scholarly research. ‘Highly original and penetrating ... No one who has digested this enthralling work will ever be able to look at the period again in quite the same way’ Sunday Telegraph.
2001-08-30 By A.J.P. Taylor

From the Back Cover: From the moment of its publication in 1961, A.J.P. Taylor's seminal work caused a storm of praise and controversy, and it has since been recognized as a classic: the first book ever to examine exclusively and in depth ...

Author: A.J.P. Taylor

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684829470

Category: History

Page: 296

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From the Back Cover: From the moment of its publication in 1961, A.J.P. Taylor's seminal work caused a storm of praise and controversy, and it has since been recognized as a classic: the first book ever to examine exclusively and in depth the causes of the Second World War and to apportion the responsibility among Allies and Germans alike. With crisp, clear prose and brilliant analysis, Taylor established that the war, "far from being premeditated, was a mistake, the result on both sides of diplomatic blunders." He argued that Hitler was more an opportunist than an ideologue who owed his successes to Great Britain's and France's tacking between resistance and appeasement, and to an American policy akin to "the significant episode of the dog in the night, to which Sherlock Holmes once drew attention. When Watson objected: 'But the dog did nothing in the night," Holmes answered: 'That was the significant episode.' "The Times Literary Supplement called The Origins of the Second World War "simple, devastating, superlatively readable, and deeply disturbing," and it remains so now-a groundbreaking book of enduring importance.
1996 By A.J.P. Taylor

in 1930s, 558 terror, 558 in approach to Second World War, 561–2 and Spanish civil war, 563 and Germany, 564, 567, 576 and partition of Poland in 1939, 564 in Second World War, 567, 570, 574–5 US support in Second World War, ...

Author: J. Roberts

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141925097

Category: History

Page: 752

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Comprehensive in its scope and brilliantly readable, this is a superb follow-up to the author's bestselling Penguin History of the World. Beginning with prehistory and the early civilizations of the Aegean, The Penguin History of Europe traces the development of European identity in its many guises, through the age of Christendom, the Middle Ages, early Modern history and the old European order.
2004-04-29 By J. Roberts

GENERAL TEXTS Calvocoressi, P., Wint, G. and Pritchard, J., The Penguin History of the Second World War, (Penguin, 1995). This book has appeared in several forms over the years, sometimes as one and sometimes as two volumes.

Author: Alan Farmer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444131949

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Understand the Second World War will show you how one of the most important events in history developed, charting the main military campaigns and examining the path to Allied victory and its impact on the countries involved. Full of anecdotes and details which provide a personal appeal it serves as an accessible introduction to one of the most important, tragic and costly events in history. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding. THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.
2010-08-27 By Alan Farmer

... The Myth of the Good War, Toronto, James Lorimer, 2002, p 54 Hugh Brogan, The Penguin History of the United States of ... p 21 Maclaine, Ministry of Morale: Home Front Morale and the Ministry of Information in World War II, London, ...

Author: James Hartfield

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781780993799

Category: History

Page: 557

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Sixty million people died in the Second World War, and still they tell us it was the Peoples War. The official history of the Second World War is Victors History. This is the history of the Second World War without the patriotic whitewash. The Second World War was not fought to stop fascism, or to liberate Europe. It was a war between imperialist powers to decide which among them would rule over the world, a division of the spoils of empire, and an iron cage for working people, enslaved to the war production drive. The unpatriotic history of the Second World War explains why the Great Powers fought most of their war not in their own countries, but in colonies in North Africa, in the Far East and in Germanys hoped-for Empire in the East. Find out how wildcat strikes, partisans in Europe and Asia, and soldiers mutinies came close to ending the war. And find out how the Allies invaded Europe and the Far East to save capitalism from being overthrown. James Heartfield challenges the received wisdom of the Second World War.
2012-09-28 By James Hartfield

The Thrilling Story of the Allied Code Breakers Who Turned the Tide of World War II Michael Smith ... Wint and Pritchard, The Penguin History of the Second World War Page 88 Purple message on occupation of Indochina from PRO ADM199/1474 ...

Author: Michael Smith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781628721386

Category: History

Page: 368

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In this gripping, previously untold story from World War II, Michael Smith examines how code breakers cracked Japan’s secret codes and won the war in the Pacific. He also takes the reader step by step through the process, explaining exactly how the code breakers went about their daunting task—made even more difficult by the vast linguistic differences between Japanese and English. The Emperor’s Codes moves across the world from Bletchley Park to Pearl Harbor, from Singapore to Colombo, and from Mombasa to Melbourne. It tells the stories of John Tiltman, the British soldier turned code breaker who made many of the early breaks in Japanese diplomatic and military codes; Commander Joe Rochedort, the leading expert on Japanese in U.S. naval intelligence; Eric Nave, the Australian sailor who pioneered breakthroughs in deciphering Japanese naval codes; and Oshima Hiroshi, the hard-drinking Japanese ambassador to Berlin whose candid, often verbose reports to Tokyo of his conversations with Hitler and other high-ranking Nazis were a major source of intelligence in the war against Germany. Without the dedication demonstrated by these relatively unsung heroes, the outcome of World War II might have been very different.
2011-08-01 By Michael Smith

This new volume in the Penguin History of Europe series offers comprehensive coverage of this tumultuous era.

Author: Ian Kershaw

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698411500

Category: History

Page: 608

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"Chilling... To Hell and Back should be required reading in every chancellery, every editorial cockpit and every place where peevish Euroskeptics do their thinking…. Kershaw documents each and every ‘ism’ of his analysis with extraordinary detail and passionate humanism."—The New York Times Book Review The Penguin History of Europe series reaches the twentieth century with acclaimed scholar Ian Kershaw’s long-anticipated analysis of the pivotal years of World War I and World War II. The European catastrophe, the long continuous period from 1914 to 1949, was unprecedented in human history—an extraordinarily dramatic, often traumatic, and endlessly fascinating period of upheaval and transformation. This new volume in the Penguin History of Europe series offers comprehensive coverage of this tumultuous era. Beginning with the outbreak of World War I through the rise of Hitler and the aftermath of the Second World War, award-winning British historian Ian Kershaw combines his characteristic original scholarship and gripping prose as he profiles the key decision makers and the violent shocks of war as they affected the entire European continent and radically altered the course of European history. Kershaw identifies four major causes for this catastrophe: an explosion of ethnic-racist nationalism, bitter and irreconcilable demands for territorial revisionism, acute class conflict given concrete focus through the Bolshevik Revolution, and a protracted crisis of capitalism. Incisive, brilliantly written, and filled with penetrating insights, To Hell and Back offers an indispensable study of a period in European history whose effects are still being felt today.
2015-11-17 By Ian Kershaw

An extraordinary, definitive history, The Second World War will be required reading for generations to come. "The Second World War merits the acceptance as the standard work that it will surely recieve.

Author: John Keegan

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: PSU:000057834351

Category: History

Page: 608

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Marking the sixtieth anniversary of the end of World War II, this landmark history of the conflict surveys the events, strategies, campaigns, and personalities of World War II, and covers in depth five key battles, weapons production, espionage, and the Resistance, among other topics. Reprint.
2005-05-03 By John Keegan

Wint, G., The Penguin History of the Second World War (Penguin, 3rd edition, 1999). QUESTIONS 1 2 Explain why Germany was successful in the Second World War up to the end of 1941, but suffered ultimate defeat in 1945.

Author: Norman Lowe

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781137277244

Category: History

Page: 720

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The fifth edition of this bestselling book is for school and college students taking courses in Modern World History and for undergraduates in History and International Relations. It is a complete, self-contained, lively and highly readable course, suitable for individual study or classroom use. The general reader who wishes to find out how the world got into its present state will also find the book useful. Key features of the fifth edition: - A new chapter on Latin America and its changing relationship with the USA - New sections on the Arab Spring, the 2008 financial crash and its aftermath, and the European Union in crisis - New material on the changing face of communism in China; USA: Bush to Obama; Russia under Putin and Medvedev; the continuing conflict between Palestinians and Israelis and the 'war against terrorism' Content includes: - A survey of international relations and war from 1900 to 2012 - Europe and its history - the rise and fall of fascism and communism - International affairs of the major superpowers - USA, Russia/USSR and China - International conflict -The Holocaust, 9/11 and the fall of Saddam Hussein - Decolonization and subsequent events in Africa, and the rise of political Islam - Global problems - climate change, economic crises, the population 'explosion' - Mention of disagreements and controversies among historians, as well as new interpretations and discoveries Norman Lowe has had many years' experience of teaching History at all levels, and for 25 years was Head of History at Nelson and Colne College in Lancashire. He is the author of Mastering Modern British History and Mastering Twentieth Century Russian History. Accompanying online resources for this title can be found at bloomsburyonlineresources.com/mastering-modern-world-history-5e. These resources are designed to support teaching and learning when using this textbook and are available at no extra cost.
2013-05-17 By Norman Lowe