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A World at Arms

A World at Arms
A Global History of World War II

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: March 2005
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521618267

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  • In a new edition featuring a new preface, A World of Arms remains a classic of global history. Widely hailed as a masterpiece, this volume remains the first history of World War II to provide a truly global account of the war that encompassed six continents. Starting with the changes that restructured Europe and its colonies following the First World War, Gerhard Weinberg sheds new light on every aspect of World War II. Actions of the Axis, the Allies, and the Neutrals are covered in every theater of the war. More importantly, the global nature of the war is examined, with new insights into how events in one corner of the world helped affect events in often distant areas.

    • This is a second edition of Weinberg's now classic global history of World War II, A World at Arms
    • With a new preface that re-evaluates the text's arguments in light of newly uncovered evidence
    • Provides a truly global account of the war that encompassed six continents
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "This is an extraordinary book. Moral and human feelings underpin his copious scholarship at every point, giving admirable depth and dimension to this monumental intellectual performance." Paul Fussell, The Washington Post

    "...a coherent--in fact, hypnotic--narrative offered up in a single, handsome volume... surely the finest one-volume history we have of the most important event of the century." American Heritage --

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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: March 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521618267
    • length: 1208 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 155 x 55 mm
    • weight: 1.653kg
    • contains: 23 maps
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. From one war to another
    2. From the German and Soviet invasions of Poland to the German attack in the West, September 1, 1939 to May 10, 1940
    3. The world turned upside down
    4. The expanding conflict, 1940–1941
    5. The Eastern Front and a changing war, June to December, 1941
    6. Halting the Japanese advance, halting the German advance
    keeping them apart and shifting the balance: December 1941 to November 1942
    7. The war at sea, 1942–1944, and the blockade
    8. The war in Europe and North Africa 1942–1943: to and from Stalingrad
    to and from Tunis
    9. The home front
    10. Means of warfare: old and new
    11. From the spring of 1943 to summer 1944
    12. The assault on Germany from all sides
    13. Tensions in both alliances
    14. The halt on the European fronts
    15. The final assault on Germany
    16. The war in the Pacific: from Leyte to the Missouri
    Conclusions: the cost and impact of the war.

  • Author

    Gerhard L. Weinberg, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Gerhard L. Weinberg is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the origins and course of World War II, including Visions of Victory: The Hopes of Eight World War II Leaders (Cambridge, 2005) and Germany, Hitler, and World War II (Cambridge, 1995).

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