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Published: 03 March 2010

448 Pages | 10 halftones, 5 line illus.

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195174427

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The World in Flames

A World War II Sourcebook

Frans Coetzee and Marilyn Shevin-Coetzee

  • Global coverage: Discusses the European and Pacific theatres along with developments in North Africa, the Middle East, India, and the American home front
  • Thematic breadth: Encompasses the war's social, cultural, and economic dimensions-alongside the more familiar military and diplomatic coverage-from the perspective of not only statesmen and commanders, but also of ordinary soldiers and civilians
  • Chronological range: Offers coverage beyond the common dates of 1939-1945 by devoting attention to developments in the 1930s and by tracing the repercussions of the war through the controversies over Bitburg and the Enola Gay in the 1980s and 1990s
  • Manageable length: Presents selections that are long enough to give students a clear sense of a particular document, but not so extensive as to be overwhelming