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Teach Yourself The Second World War

by Alan Farmer

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An excellent short overview of the major incidents in World War II. Generally when there is historical controversy about a topic, the author comes down firmly on a position. I found this somewhat annoying, but if I want a nuanced approach, I'll have to read something longer. This was an excellent way to get an overall chronology and the characteristics of many of the important people firmly in mind. ( )
  aulsmith | Feb 10, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 007144422X, Paperback)

The most destructive conflict in history, the Second World War devastated Europe and much of Asia, resulting in up to 55 million deaths. Teach Yourself The Second World War offers you a strong foundation in this fascinating subject by charting the military campaigns, introducing major figures, and explaining the war's far-reaching impact.

The Teach Yourself History series present all the facts and dates in a dynamic format that enables you to experience and understand the great historic events that shaped, and continue to influence, our world.

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Offering an alternative to academic historical books, this book has a refreshingly different approach. It assumes no prior knowledge and is full of anecdotes and details that provide a personal appeal. It will help you to understand one of the most important events in history, the actions and decisions taken and the outcome.… (more)

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