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Author Hanson, Victor Davis, author.

Title The second world wars : how the first global conflict was fought and won / Victor Davis Hanson.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Basic Books, an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC., a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, Inc., 2017.


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Edition First edition.
Description xxi, 652 pages, 34 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 531-632) and index.
Summary World War II was the most lethal conflict in human history. Hanson examines how combat unfolded in the air, at sea, and on land to show how distinct conflicts among disparate combatants coalesced into one interconnected global war. He argues that despite its novel industrial barbarity, neither the war's origins nor its geography were unusual. Nor was its ultimate outcome surprising.
Contents Part I. Ideas -- The war in a classical context -- Grievances, agendas, and methods -- Old, new, and strange alliances -- Part II. Air -- The air power revolution -- From Poland to the Pacific -- New terrors from above -- Part III. Water -- Ships and strategies -- From the Atlantic to the Mediterranean -- A vast ocean -- Part IV. Earth -- The primacy of infantry -- Soldiers and armies -- The western and eastern wars for the continent -- Armies abroad -- Sieges -- Part V. Fire -- Tanks and artillery -- People -- Supreme command -- The warlords -- The workers -- The dead -- Part VII. Ends -- Winners, losers, neither, and both.
Subject World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
Chronological Term 1939-1945
Subject World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns.
Military campaigns. (OCoLC)fst01710190
ISBN 9780465066988 (hardcover)
0465066984 (hardcover)

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