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Second World War
By Spencer Tucker

The Second World War

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Second World War by Spencer Tucker

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World War II was one of the greatest conflicts the world has ever seen. In this approachable and authoritative book, Spencer C. Tucker traces the history of the war and provides a clear overview of the events leading up to it, the war itself, and its aftermath. The Second World War - begins with the consequences of the First World War and the events of the 1920s and 1930s that led to a new world conflict - examines the military strengths and weaknesses of the various warring nations, the course of the war, the pivotal battles, and the important weapons systems - assesses the major diplomatic and military decisions and milestones, such as the decision to employ the atomic bomb - explores the reasons why the war evolved as it did - considers the socio-economic impact of the war on the home fronts - discusses the immediate aftermath of the conflict and its important effects, the general peace settlement, and the origins of the Cold War Combining military analysis with an incisive examination of the political and social aspects of the Second World War, this is an essential guide to one of the most turbulent and destructive phases in human history.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333920923
ISBN-10: 0333920929
Format: Hardback
(222mm x 142mm x 24mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 24-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Second World War by Spencer Tucker Second World War, Paperback (September 2003)

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Tank Driver by Spencer Tucker Tank Driver, Hardback (May 2003)

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Unconditional Surrender by Spencer Tucker Unconditional Surrender, Paperback (April 2001)

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European Powers in the First World War by Spencer Tucker European Powers in the First World War, Paperback (June 1999)

This Encyclopedia covers all major campaigns and battles, surveys weapons and devices of war, and examines the roles played in events by statemen, politicians, religious and military leaders, and prominent citizens.

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Author Biography - Spencer Tucker

SPENCER C. TUCKER is Professor and holder of the John Biggs Chair in Military History at the Virginia Military Institute, USA.

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