A Short History of World War II - James L. Stokesbury

A Short History of World War II

By James L. Stokesbury

  • Release Date: 2009-10-13
  • Genre: History
Score: 3.5
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Despite the numerous books on World War II, until now there has been no one-volume survey that was both objective and comprehensive. Previous volumes have usually been written from an exclusively British or American point of view, or have ignored the important causes and consequences of the War.

A Short History of World War II is essentially a military history, but it reaches from the peace settlements of World War I to the drastically altered postwar world of the late 1940's. Lucidly written and eminently readable, it is factual and accurate enough to satisfy professional historians. A Short History of World War II will appeal equally to the general reader, the veteran who fought in the War, and the student interested in understanding the contemporary political world.


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    By Morris$$
    A very good read. A long, well-written book about the Second World War that not only discusses the battles that were fought but also goes vey in-depth on the politics of shaping the post-war world. I would most definitely recommend this to anyone who would want to learn about WWII