World War II.Material type: BookSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, 2012Description: 1 online resource (438 p.).ISBN: 9781610691024.Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: World War II: The Essential Reference GuideDDC classification: 940.53 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Title; Copyright; Contetns; Overview of World War II; Causes of World War II; Consequences of World War II; A-Z entries; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; L; M; N; P; R; S; T; U; W; Y; Z; Primary Source Documents; Appendix: Historical Dilemmas in World War II; Chronology; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z; About the Editor; List of Contributors
In this book an internationally renowned team of historians provides comprehensive coverage of all major campaigns and theaters of World War II, synthesizing the tremendous breadth and depth of source materials on this global conflict. It includes primary-source documents created by both famous leaders and average citizens.
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CHOICE ReviewEditor Roberts chose to subtitle her book The Essential Reference Guide. In fact, given the enormity of the topic and the hundreds--indeed, thousands--of books devoted to the World War II, a one-volume reference work can do little but skim the war's surface. Given that, this book is no substitute for the massive, 1,343-page Oxford Companion to World War II, edited by I. Dear and M. Foot (CH, Dec'95, 33-1904). But as a quick reference with solid overviews of the war's major battles and campaigns (including the Holocaust), its major combatants' military organizations, and political and military leaders of central importance, this volume does an admirable job. The book is supplemented by a chronology and a nice selection of primary-source documents--both official and personal--that are not uniformly easy to find elsewhere. One could quibble over some of the bibliographies--e.g., following "The Holocaust," the inclusion of Daniel J. Goldhagen and the omission of Christopher Browning and Peter Longerich. Additionally, the failure to provide either a table of contents or a general index is regrettable. Nevertheless, for general readers and undergraduates, this is a useful source. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower- and upper-level undergraduates; general readers. C. P. Vincent Keene State College
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Priscilla Roberts , PhD, is associate professor of history at the University of Hong Kong. Her published works include The Cold War ; Window on the Forbidden City: The Beijing Diaries of David Bruce, 1973-1974 ; and Behind the Bamboo Curtain: China, Vietnam, and the World Beyond Asia .