The legacy of the Second World War / John Lukacs.Material type: BookSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2010Description: 1 online resource (vi, 201 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780300180961; 0300180969.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Legacy of the Second World War.DDC classification: 940.53 Other classification: 8 | NQ 2467 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Seventy years later : the legacy of the Second World war -- The place of the Second World War : at the end of an age -- The division of Europe -- Hitler, questions still extant -- The Germans' two wars, Heisenberg and Bohr -- Rainbow five -- The Second World War and the origins of the Cold War.
Addresses the perplexing and often overlooked questions about World War II, revealing the ways in which the war and its legacy still touch lives today.
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Library Journal ReviewWorld War II was an all-encompassing global event. Lukacs (Five Days in London), the author of many books on that conflict and the Cold War, aims to address a number of issues, ranging from American war plans to the division of Europe after the war. Hitler is a recurring theme, and Lukacs largely refers to World War II as Hitler's war. While the author makes valid points and arguments, his book is a bit rambling and haphazard as he jumps among many topics without resolving any in detail. An entire chapter is devoted to meetings between scientists Werner Heisenberg and Niels Bohr, but he makes no direct tie between those meetings and the war's legacy. Lukacs perhaps tries to do too much in fewer than 200 pages of text, with the actual theme here not so much the war's legacy as its politics, namely, among Churchill, Stalin, and Roosevelt. China and Japan are mentioned only briefly. VERDICT The author's conversational style will appeal to readers who can't get enough of World War II or the Cold War, but serious scholars should seek answers elsewhere.-Matthew J. Wayman, Penn State Schuylkill Lib., Schuylkill Haven (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Author notes provided by SyndeticsJohn Lukacs is the author of more than twenty books on history.