Format:
Book
Author:
Hanson, Victor Davis, author.
Title:
The second world wars : how the first global conflict was fought and won / Victor Davis Hanson.
Edition:
First edition.
Publisher, Date:
New York, NY : Basic Books, an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC., a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, Inc., 2017.
Description:
xxi, 652 pages, 34 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary:
World War II was the most lethal conflict in human history. Hanson examines how combat unfolded in the air, at sea, and on land to show how distinct conflicts among disparate combatants coalesced into one interconnected global war. He argues that despite its novel industrial barbarity, neither the war's origins nor its geography were unusual. Nor was its ultimate outcome surprising.
Subjects:
World War (1939-1945)
1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns.
Military campaigns.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns.
HISTORY / Europe / Western.
HISTORY / Military / Ancient.
HISTORY / Military / Aviation.
HISTORY / Military / Naval.
HISTORY / Military / Strategy.
HISTORY / Military / World War II.
HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century.
HISTORY / World.
World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945. -- Campaigns.
Other Title:
How the first global conflict was fought and won
Contents:
Part I. Ideas -- The war in a classical context -- Grievances, agendas, and methods -- Old, new, and strange alliances -- Part II. Air -- The air power revolution -- From Poland to the Pacific -- New terrors from above -- Part III. Water -- Ships and strategies -- From the Atlantic to the Mediterranean -- A vast ocean -- Part IV. Earth -- The primacy of infantry -- Soldiers and armies -- The western and eastern wars for the continent -- Armies abroad -- Sieges -- Part V. Fire -- Tanks and artillery -- People -- Supreme command -- The warlords -- The workers -- The dead -- Part VII. Ends -- Winners, losers, neither, and both.
LCCN:
2017024227
ISBN:
9780465066988
0465066984
Other Number:
988171848
System Availability:
1
Current Holds:
1
# Local items:
1
Control Number:
359842
Call Number:
940.54
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
0
# System items in:
0