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World War II: A Very Short Introduction

Gerhard L. Weinberg

November 2014

ISBN: 9780199688777

152 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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In this Very Short Introduction, the eminent scholar Gerhard L. Weinberg explores one of the most important events in history. Examining the origins, course, and impact of the World War II — through both the soldiers and the ordinary citizens who lived through it — he considers the long-lasting impact it continues to have around the world.

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In this Very Short Introduction, the eminent scholar Gerhard L. Weinberg explores one of the most important events in history. Examining the origins, course, and impact of the World War II — through both the soldiers and the ordinary citizens who lived through it — he considers the long-lasting impact it continues to have around the world.

  • Written by an internationally recognized authority on Nazi Germany and World War II
  • Explores the origins of the war and the course of events that followed
  • Considers the place of the Holocaust within World War II
  • Looks at the impact of the war on the home fronts and around the world
  • Includes the most up-to-date research
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over six million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Gerhard L. Weinberg, Professor of History Emeritus, University of North Carolina, William Rand Kenan, Jr.

Born in Hanover, Germany in 1928, Gerhard L. Weinberg spent from 1939 until September 1940 in England. He moved to the USA and in 1944. He worked on the War Documentation Project, establishing the project for microfilming and studying captured German documents. He has taught at the Universities of Kentucky, Michigan, and North Carolina, retiring in 1999. Weinberg has held numerous positions in professional organizations and has served on and chaired a number of US government advisory committees. His books have earned him a number of prizes, fellowships, and two honorary doctoral degrees.

Table of Contents

    1:The Inter-war years
    2:The Second World War begins
    3:War in the West 1940
    4:Barbarossa: the German invasion of the Soviet Union
    5:Japan expands its war with China
    6:The turning tide: fall 1942-spring 1944
    7:Developments on the home front and in technical and medical fields
    8:Allied victory 1944-45
    Further reading
    Index