America at War: World War II: People, Politics, and Power, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615300465
  • ISBN-13: 9781615300464
  • DDC: 940.53
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 304 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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World War II was a very different war than had previously been fought in the course of history—new technologies and ideas were employed making way for widespread death and new atrocities. This book is a valuable resource that follows the war from the rise of Hitler to the dropping of the atomic bombs, through blitzkrieg and bombings, to the treaty that finally ended it all, noting the effects upon future world politics.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Origins of World War II, 1929–39.
2: The Economic Blizzard.
3: The Treaty of Versailles is shredded.
4: British Appeasement and American Isolationism.
5: Axis Triumphant, 1939–41.
6: The Outbreak of War.
7: Initial Forces and Resources of the European Combatants.
8: Armoured Divisions and Airpower.
9: Germany Overruns Europe.
10: The Battle for Africa and the Middle East.
11: Germany Invades the Soviet Union.
12: The War in East Asia and the Pacific.
13: Axis High Tide, 1941–42.
14: North Africa.
15: Germany Captures Caucasus Oil Fields in Southern Russia.
16: The Tide Turns 1942–43.
17: Japanese Retreat Begins.
18: Battle of El-Alamein and Rommel’s Retreat.
19: Battle of Stalingrad and the German Retreat.
20: Allied Invasion of Northwest Africa.
21: Allies Retake Tunisia.
22: Command of Sea and Sky in the West.
23: Extermination and Slave Labour in German-Occupied Europe.
24: The Eastern Front and the Battle of Kursk.
25: The Allies Counterattack in the Southwest and South Pacific.
26: Allies Triumphant, 1944–45.
27: Italy Collapses.
28: The Western Allies and Stalin.
29: German Troop Deployment.
30: The War in the Pacific and East Asia.
31: Driving the Germans out of Italy.
32: The Liberation of Europe.
33: The Liberation of East Asia.
34: The United States at War.
35: The Road to War.
36: The United States at War.
37: Costs of the War.
38: Killed, Wounded, Prisoners, or Missing.
39: Human and Material Cost.
40: The Nürnberg and Tokyo Trials.
41: Political Leaders.
42: Arthur Neville Chamberlain.
43: Chiang Kai-Shek.
44: Sir Winston Churchill.
45: Charles De Gaulle.
46: Hirohito.
47: Adolf Hitler.
48: Benito Mussolini.
49: Henri-Philippe Pétain.
50: Franklin D. Roosevelt.
51: Joseph Stalin.
52: Tōjō Hideki.
53: Harry S. Truman.
54: Military Commanders.
55: Allied Commanders.
56: Axis Commanders.
57: Wasteland: The World After 1945.
58: The Ruin of Europe and Japan.
59: U.S. Vision of Reconstruction.
60: The End of East–West Cooperation.
61: The Final Solution.
62: Wannsee Conference.
63: The Extermination Camps.
64: Jewish Resistance.
65: World War II in Retrospect.
Appendix: Tables.
German Aircraft Production by Year.
Allied Air Strength, September 1939.
World War II Casualties.