Description : Written by an international team of contributors, this is one of the most wide-ranging works available on the Second World War. Its 1,750 alphabetically arranged entries cover every aspect of the war. 111 maps. 63 line illustrations.
Description : From blitzkrieg and blackout to ghettos and Guadalcanal, World War II was a conflict that touched all nations and penetrated all aspects of people's lives. Sixty years after it ended, it still shapes the world we live in today. With over 1,750 A-Z entries, by more than 140 specialist contributors from Germany, Italy, and Japan, as well as from the Allied nations, the Companion provides uniquely worldwide coverage of the war. The strategies, forces, battles, and campaigns, and the social, political, and economicenvironments in which they operated are explored from both sides of the conflict. Every aspect of the war is covered: in-depth surveys of the countries involved in the conflict; politics and strategy; domestic and economic issues; resistance and intelligence; campaigns and battles; warfare and weapons; wartime leaders and influential people; slogans and slangThe Companion's comprehensive coverage and in-depth analysis are supported by hundreds of maps, charts, and diagrams, and a full chronology.
Description : This book, first published in hardback in 1995 and now appearing for the first time in paperback, has established itself an authoritative reference work covering a wide breadth of topics on all things associated with World War II. Written by over 140 international contributors, experts in their own fields, the entries cover topics such as strategy, politics, weapons, tactics, logistics, economics, and society. - ;'The Oxford Companion to the Second World War, by virtue of its scale, its range and its scholarship, is an outstanding guide, as sensible and cogent on the big questions as it is instructive and informed on the lesser ones.' HEW STRACHAN, TLS 'indispensable...unlikely to be superseded this century' JOHN KEEGAN, Daily Telegraph 'easy to use, solid of fact, perceptive and judicious' JOHN ERICKSON, Times Higher 'It will immediately take its place as the indispensable reference book for students of the second world war.' GORDON LEE, The Economist 'a magnificent volume and an invaluable resource' J. A. CRANG, The Historical Association These are just a few of the review quotes generated by the Companion when it was published in hardback in 1995. World War II was a war that affected the whole world and reached into every aspect of existence. It was a war which touched all nations, penetrated all aspects of people's lives, and which helped shape the world today. Over 140 distinguished and internationally renowned contributors have written over 1750 entries covering the very wide-ranging topics that make up the single subject of World War II. Entries include: surveys of major countries: France, Germany, Australia, India, USA, Japan, including sections in each about domestic life, culture, economics, government, resistance, and defence colonial possessions and less major players: British Central Africa, British Cameroons, Dutch East Indies, Latvia, Libya, Slovakia campaigns: East Africa campaign, Burma campaign, Normandy campaign, Fezzan campaigns, Western desert campaigns battles: battle of the River Plate, battle of East China Sea, battle of Kasserine Pass military operations: FALL GELB, BARBAROSSA, OVERLORD types of warfare: electronic, chemical, economic, signals intelligence wartime leaders: Stalin, Hitler, Churchill, Roosevelt, Mussolini, Hirohito politics and strategy: Grand Alliance, the Final Solution, the atomic bomb design, development and use of machines and weapons: tanks, submarines, rockets, battleships, anti-tank weapons, human torpedoes, Baka bombs organisations associated with the war: Arab League, Force K, Hitler Youth, Cossacks places made famous in the war: Dachau, Bletchley Park, Nagasaki slogans and phrases: wavy navy, Bevin Boys, Big Red One, jerry cans, Blackshirts -
Description : "This Oxford companion does much to untangle the long and complicated history of military events in Europe and North America since the 18th century. The thoughtful entries are clear, concise, and readable, with a number of extended entries on such subject
Description : Covers the entire spectrum of American military history with essays on the major wars and battles, weapons, and leaders
Description : A Companion to World War II brings together a series of fresh academic perspectives on World War II, exploring the many cultural, social, and political contexts of the war. Essay topics range from American anti-Semitism to the experiences of French-African soldiers, providing nearly 60 new contributions to the genre arranged across two comprehensive volumes. A collection of original historiographic essays that include cutting-edge research Analyzes the roles of neutral nations during the war Examines the war from the bottom up through the experiences of different social classes Covers the causes, key battles, and consequences of the war
Description : Presents a comprehensive discussion of the origins, events, campaigns and personalities of World War II.
Description : Containing 609 encyclopedic articles written by more than 200 prominent scholars, The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science presents an unparalleled history of the field invaluable to anyone with an interest in the technology, ideas, discoveries, and learned institutions that have shaped our world over the past five centuries. Focusing on the period from the Renaissance to the early twenty-first century, the articles cover all disciplines (Biology, Alchemy, Behaviorism), historical periods (the Scientific Revolution, World War II, the Cold War), concepts (Hypothesis, Space and Time, Ether), and methodologies and philosophies (Observation and Experiment, Darwinism). Coverage is international, tracing the spread of science from its traditional centers and explaining how the prevailing knowledge of non-Western societies has modified or contributed to the dominant global science as it is currently understood. Revealing the interplay between science and the wider culture, the Companion includes entries on topics such as minority groups, art, religion, and science's practical applications. One hundred biographies of the most iconic historic figures, chosen for their contributions to science and the interest of their lives, are also included. Above all The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science is a companion to world history: modern in coverage, generous in breadth, and cosmopolitan in scope. The volume's utility is enhanced by a thematic outline of the entire contents, a thorough system of cross-referencing, and a detailed index that enables the reader to follow a specific line of inquiry along various threads from multiple starting points. Each essay has numerous suggestions for further reading, all of which favor literature that is accessible to the general reader, and a bibliographical essay provides a general overview of the scholarship in the field. Lastly, as a contribution to the visual appeal of the Companion, over 100 black-and-white illustrations and an eight-page color section capture the eye and spark the imagination.
Description : Offers 609 articles by more than two hundred scholars covering the history of science from the Renaissance to the beginning of the twenty-first century.