The Resource The Second World War, Antony Beevor

The Second World War, Antony Beevor

Label
The Second World War
Title
The Second World War
Statement of responsibility
Antony Beevor
Title variation
  • World War II
  • World War 2
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Second World War began in August 1939 on the edge of Manchuria and ended there exactly six years later with the Soviet invasion of northern China. The war in Europe appeared completely divorced from the war in the Pacific and China, and yet events on opposite sides of the world had profound effects. Using the most up-to-date scholarship and research, and writing with clarity and compassion, Beevor assembles the whole picture in a gripping narrative that extends from the North Atlantic to the South Pacific, from the snowbound steppe to the North African Desert, to the Burmese jungle, SS Einsatzgruppen in the borderlands, Gulag prisoners drafted into punishment battalions, and to the unspeakable cruelties of the Sino-Japanese War. Moral choice forms the basis of all human drama, and no other period in history has presented greater dilemmas both for leaders and ordinary people, nor offered such examples of individual and mass tragedy, the corruption of power politics, ideological hypocrisy, the egomania of commanders, betrayal, perversity, self-sacrifice, unbelievable sadism and unpredictable kindness. Although filling the broadest canvas on a heroic scale, Beevor's The Second World War never loses sight of the fate of the ordinary soldiers and civilians whose lives were crushed by the titanic forces unleashed in this, the most terrible war in history
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
940.53
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
The Second World War, Antony Beevor
Label
The Second World War, Antony Beevor
Publication
Note
Maps on endpapers
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Related Location
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Combining the insight of a great novelist, a masterly ability to synthesise complicated material and an eye for the telling human detail, this is a single-volume history of the greatest conflict the world has ever known by one of the world's foremost military historians
Control code
14197826
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
xii, 863 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9780297844976
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) TG261731
  • (OCoLC)795194477
  • (AuCNLKIN)000049249728
  • (OCoLC)775027895
  • 14197826

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