The Oxford Illustrated History of World War II

The Oxford Illustrated History of World War II

World War Two re-assessed for a new generation, from the 1930s through to the beginnings of the Cold War. A stimulating and thought-provoking new interpretation of one of the most terrible episodes in world history.

Author: Richard Overy

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199605828

Category: History

Page: 492

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World War Two re-assessed for a new generation, from the 1930s through to the beginnings of the Cold War. This book provides a stimulating and thought-provoking new interpretation of one of the most terrible episodes in world history.
Categories: History

World War II the Cold War 1940 1960

World War II   the Cold War 1940 1960

Dramatic and colorful graphics highlights the text with easy transitions, which avoids a choppy narrative. These history titles offer a variety of rich material to support teaching to the standards.

Author: Saddleback Educational Publishing

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing

ISBN: 9781599053660

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 56

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Themes: Hi-Lo, graphic novel, us history. Fast-paced and easy-to-read, these graphic U.S. history titles teach student about key historical events in American history from 1500 to the present. Dramatic and colorful graphics highlights the text with easy transitions, which avoids a choppy narrative. These history titles offer a variety of rich material to support teaching to the standards. Book features include: Four-color throughout; speech bubbles and illustrations allow struggling readers multiple access points to the text; speech bubbles (in yellow) are clearly separated from nonfiction (in blue).
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

World War II

World War II

This is a revised and updated edition of Evan Mawdsley's acclaimed global history of World War II. Beginning with the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese War, Evan Mawdsley shows how the war's origins lay in a conflict between the old ...

Author: Evan Mawdsley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108853385

Category: History

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This is a revised and updated edition of Evan Mawdsley's acclaimed global history of World War II. Beginning with the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese War, Evan Mawdsley shows how the war's origins lay in a conflict between the old international order and the new and traces its globalisation as it swept through Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The primary focus is on the war's military and strategic history, though also examines the political, economic, ideological and cultural factors which influenced the course of events. The war's consequences are examined too, not only in terms of the defeat of the Axis but also of the break-up of colonial empires and the beginning of the Cold War. Accessibly written and well-illustrated with maps and photographs, the book also includes insightful short studies of the figures, events and battles that shaped the war, as well as fully updated guides to further reading.
Categories: History

Aleksandr Zhitomirsky

Aleksandr Zhitomirsky

The first comprehensive study in English of the Soviet propaganda artist Aleksandr Zhitomirsky, who conceived and deployed his striking photomontages as a political weapon The leading Russian propaganda artist Aleksandr Zhitomirsky (1907 ...

Author: Erika Wolf

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300219180

Category: Art

Page: 368

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The first comprehensive study in English of the Soviet propaganda artist Aleksandr Zhitomirsky, who conceived and deployed his striking photomontages as a political weapon The leading Russian propaganda artist Aleksandr Zhitomirsky (1907-1993) made photomontages that were airdropped on German troops during World War II. He later worked for Pravda and other leading publications, satirizing American politics and finance from the Truman through the Reagan eras and educating his public about Egypt, South Africa, Vietnam, and Nicaragua as well. Zhitomirsky favored the grotesque and the eye-catching. His villainous menagerie included Reichsminister Joseph Goebbels as a distorted simian and an airborne scorpion outfitted with an Uncle Sam hat. In this comprehensive, image-driven account of Zhitomirsky's long career, Erika Wolf explores his connections to and long friendship with the German artist John Heartfield, whose work inspired his own. Wolf also examines more than 100 of Zhitomirsky's photomontages and translates excerpts from his one published book, The Art of Political Photomontage: Advice for the Artist (1983). In an era when satirical photomontage thrives on the Internet and propaganda has reasserted itself in America and Russia alike, this study of a once-prominent yet internationally undiscovered artist is more than timely.
Categories: Art

World War II

World War II

From the first strike of the Wehrmacht on Poland in 1939 to the Japanese surrender on the deck of the Missouri in 1945, the war is shown and described so the significance is seen in historical perspective while its human impact is ...

Author: Cyrus Leo Sulzberger

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0828103313

Category: History

Page: 372

View: 500

From the first strike of the Wehrmacht on Poland in 1939 to the Japanese surrender on the deck of the Missouri in 1945, the war is shown and described so the significance is seen in historical perspective while its human impact is powerfully felt.
Categories: History

The World the Cold War Made

The World the Cold War Made

The World the Cold War Made examines the Cold War and its lasting legacy by carefully exploring the creation and structure of the postwar settlement; its successes, failures and adaptations; and the eventual coming apart of the post war ...

Author: James E. Cronin

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415908213

Category: History

Page: 332

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The World the Cold War Made examines the Cold War and its lasting legacy by carefully exploring the creation and structure of the postwar settlement; its successes, failures and adaptations; and the eventual coming apart of the post war order in the 1980s and early 1990s. James Cronin shows how this legacy has allowed some nations and industries to grow but has blocked others' paths to economic development. States whose very identities are threatened and whose positions within the larger community are in flux struggle to find a path to prosperity, while a competitive logic sharply limits the options available to them. At the same time, Cronin states, the end of the Cold War has removed powerful external constraints on the political choices of nations, allowing previously disenfranchised peoples the freedom to chart distinctive paths into the next century that are more responsive to their own histories.--Publisher description.
Categories: History

Britain and America After World War II

Britain and America After World War II

This is the first book to focus on the role of the British Embassy in Washington during this period.

Author: Richard Wevill

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857732118

Category: History

Page: 304

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The period immediately after World War II was a vital one for diplomatic relations and, with the Soviet Union emerging as a new superpower, it was particularly important for Britain's relations with America. This is the first book to focus on the role of the British Embassy in Washington during this period. According to Richard Wevill, the British Embassy was pivotal in the fulfilment of key British foreign, financial and imperial policy objectives. Applying the implications of new archival material to the turning points of the period, including a detailed review of Lord Halifax's ambassadorship under Attlee, a re-evaluation of the part of Roger Makins in the atomic energy discussions, and the Embassy's influence in relation to Palestine, Wevill argues for a more nuanced understanding of the 'special relationship' in its most formative period. He offers a recasting of a crucial period of twentieth century history, providing fascinating new detail on Britain's relations with President Truman as well as with Secretaries of State George Marshall and Dean Acheson. Charting the beginnings of one of modern history's most influential alliances, this book will be a primary reference point for students and scholars of History, the Cold War, Politics and International Relations.
Categories: History

The Greatest Blunders of World War II

The Greatest Blunders of World War II

Adolph Hitler lost WWII because of his blunders and the U.S. and its allies won WWII in spite of their blunders.

Author: Horace Edward Henderson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595162673

Category: History

Page: 740

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Nearly a lifetime of research and study by a veteran of World War II reveals the major political and military errors and mistakes which caused the greatestcatastrophe in world history, almost lost the struggle with the greatest evil the world has ever known, failed to end the conflict in a decisive victory for the survival of freedom and democracy, subjected the world to almost half a century of fear and turmoil in the Cold War, and wasted vast world resources on armaments while hundreds of millions of people suffered from hunger, illness and death. This comprehensive analysis of the major issues and campaigns of World War II concentrates on what went wrong with the conduct of the war which needlessly prolonged its brutal end resulting in greatly increased suffering and death and shockingly reveals how desperately narrow was the margin between victory and defeat. The author convincingly concludes that only if nationalism yields to theenforcement of international law can the worldwide devastation of mass destruction be avoided. But the good news is that recent developments in international cooperation clearly indicates that the overwhelming majority of the nations of the world now recognize that world peace can only prevail under the enforcement of international law. Thus it is imperative that the United States must now exert the necessary leadership for the execution of a Treaty for ther Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes as the only effective means of maintaining world peace and avoiding a nuclear holocaust.
Categories: History