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The Inter War Years ;the Second World War Begins ;war In The West 1940 ;barbarossa The German Invasion Of The Soviet Union ;japan Expands Its War With China ;the Turning Tide Fall 1942 Spring 1944 ;developments On The Home Front And In Technical And Medical Fields ;allied Victory 1944 45 ;further Reading ;index

Author : Gerhard L. Weinberg
ISBN : 9780199688777
Genre : History
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The enormous loss of life and physical destruction caused by the First World War led people to hope that there would never be another such catastrophe. How then did it come about that there was a Second World War causing twice the 30 million deaths and many times more destruction as had been caused in the previous conflict? In this Very Short Introduction, Gerhard L. Weinberg provides an introduction to the origins, course, and impact of the war on those who fought and the ordinary citizens who lived through it. Starting by looking at the inter-war years and the German invasion of Poland in September 1939, he examines how the war progressed by examining a number of key events, including the war in the West in 1940, Barbarossa, The German Invasion of the Soviet Union, the expansion of Japan's war with China, developments on the home front, and the Allied victory from 1944-45. Exploring the costs and effects of the war, Weinberg concludes by considering the long-lasting mark World War II has left on society today. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Cold War Begins

Author : Lynn Etheridge Davis
ISBN : 9781400868025
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A critical issue in the origins of the Cold War—the development of Soviet—American conflict over Eastern Europe from 1941 to 1945—is the subject of Lynn Etheridge Davis's book. Disagreeing with those writers who argue that conflict arose from the determination of the United States to obtain economic markets in Europe or from imprecise assessments of Soviet security interests, the author describes how the United States made an initial commitment to the Atlantic Charter principles in 1941, then continued to promote the creation of representative governments in Eastern Europe without clearly identifying American interests or foreseeing the consequences of these actions. Using recently released documents of the Departments of State and War, Professor Davis explains how the views of U.S. officials on postwar peace precluded approval of Soviet efforts to establish a sphere of influence in Eastern Europe through the imposition of Communist regimes. She describes how American officials interpreted Soviet actions as intent to expand into Western Europe and how the subsequent undermining of Allied cooperation around the world led to the Cold War. Originally published in 1974. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Seven Days Battles

Author : Judkin Browning
ISBN : 0313392714
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Written in a clear and engaging narrative style, this book analyzes the pivotal campaign in which Robert E. Lee drove the Union Army of the Potomac under George B. McClellan away from the Confederate capital of Richmond, VA, in the summer of 1862.

War Begins Book One

Author : Odette C. Bell
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The greatest enemy the galaxy has ever known is here. The war will begin…. Diana had a troubled past. The kind where her family were brutally murdered right in front of her eyes. It’s changed the course of her future – but it will change more. An ancient race left a gift inside her mind, and it is time for it to rise. … Sampson is a psychic soldier – one of the Coalition’s best. When he’s sent to the Academy to spy on students, he has no clue he’ll be drawn toward Diana and into the final fight for the Milky Way. … War Begins is a four-part action adventure space opera sure to please fans of Odette C. Bell’s Axira. This series is complete, and all four books are currently available.

The War Begins

Author : David Lee Russell
ISBN : 1612515282
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This book reveals in detail the events of the Early Carrier Raids against the Japanese in the first half of 1942 in the Pacific War, carried out by the U.S. Pacific Fleet. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, carrier airpower would take on the supreme offensive role against Japanese forces in the first phase of the war. America's fast carrier task forces, with their aircraft squadrons and powerful support warships, took on the challenge, but unfortunately the Pacific Fleet carrier force had only three carriers in the Pacific on December 7th. The book begins with the Pearl Harbor attack and the actions of Vice Admiral William F. Halsey's Task Force 8 with the USS Enterprise en route to Hawaii after a successful mission delivering F4F fighters to Wake Island. The search for the enemy off Hawaii is fruitless as the naval leaders begin the transition to all-out war. Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King, the Commander in Chief, U.S. Fleet, essentially defies major elements of the Rainbow War Plan for the Pacific, which imposed the British-American policy of "Germany first," by ordering Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, the Commander-in-Chief Pacific Fleet, to take his limited carrier task force resources and attack the Japanese using island raids in an effort to slow the advance of the Japanese in the Pacific. The first carrier raid was on the Marshall and Gilbert Islands on February 1, 1942 carried out by Halsey's Task Force 8 with the Enterprise and Rear Admiral Frank Jack Fletcher of Task Force 17 with the USS Yorktown. It was followed on February 20th with the Rabaul Raid in New Guinea commanded by Vice Admiral Wilson Brown which turned into a successful defensive operation to protect the carrier Lexington. Halsey's Task Force 16 successfully attacked Wake Island on February 24th and Marcus Island on March 4th. The Lae-Salamaua Raid to repel a Japanese invasion occurred on March 10th with Brown (TF 11) on the Lexington and Fletcher(TF 17) on the Yorktown. The carrier raid with the most dramatic impact was the unorthodox Tokyo (Doolittle) Raid on Japan on April 18th by B-25s launched from the USS Hornet in company with the Enterprise. It was followed by the Tulagi Raid on May 4th commanded by Fletcher's Task Force 17. Though these U.S. Pacific carrier raids had limited effect on halting the Japanese advances, they kept the action away from Hawaii and the West coast of the U.S., and kept the lines of communications open to Australia. In addition, the raids yielded valuable operational experience for the U.S. Navy carrier forces as the Pacific War continued.

War Begins At Home

Author : Mass Observation Staff
ISBN : 0571251129
Genre : Social surveys
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Mass Observation was founded by Tom Harrisson, Charles Madge and Humphrey Jennings in 1937. Its purpose was to create 'an anthropology of ourselves' in other words, to study the everyday lives of ordinary people in Britain. Discounting an initial pamphlet, this was the fourth book to be published. It appears in Faber Finds as a part of an extensive reissue programme of the original Mass Observation titles. War Begins at Home, originally published in 1940, covers the first four months of the Second World War, in other words, the beginning of the 'Phoney War' , the war in Britain before the Dunkirk evacuation, the fall of France and the Blitz.A diversity of subjects are anatomized. To quote from the original jacket. 'The impact of the blackout. The ritual of gas-masks. Air raid neurosis. Blimp reassurance. The collapse of the football pools. The drought of news, and how people were affected. The mentality of A. R. P. wardens. Class-conflict of evacuation, the great 'paper experiment'. The red poster fiasco. The ministry of Information. How jazz has cashed in. How sport has cashed out. The Daily Express v. the Co-ops. Saving v. Spending. The difference between public and private opinion. The difference between the leader and the led. The neglect of civilian morale.'What is created is a sort of 'war barometer' (to use the expression coined by Tom Harrisson and Charles Madge), and a unique slice of social history.

The Civil War Begins

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Although over one hundred fifty years have passed since the start of the American Civil War, that titanic conflict continues to matter. The forces unleashed by that war were immensely destructive because of the significant issues involved: the existence of the Union, the end of slavery, and the very future of the nation. The war remains our most contentious, and our bloodiest, with over six hundred thousand killed in the course of the four-year struggle. Most civil wars do not spring up overnight, and the American Civil War was no exception. The seeds of the conflict were sown in the earliest days of the republic’s founding, primarily over the existence of slavery and the slave trade. Although no conflict can begin without the conscious decisions of those engaged in the debates at that moment, in the end, there was simply no way to paper over the division of the country into two camps: one that was dominated by slavery and the other that sought first to limit its spread and then to abolish it. Our nation was indeed “half slave and half free,” and that could not stand. Regardless of the factors tearing the nation asunder, the soldiers on each side of the struggle went to war for personal reasons: looking for adventure, being caught up in the passions and emotions of their peers, believing in the Union, favoring states’ rights, or even justifying the simple schoolyard dynamic of being convinced that they were “worth” three of the soldiers on the other side. Nor can we overlook the factor that some went to war to prove their manhood. This has been, and continues to be, a key dynamic in understanding combat and the profession of arms. Soldiers join for many reasons but often stay in the fight because of their comrades and because they do not want to seem like cowards. Whatever the reasons, the struggle was long and costly and only culminated with the conquest of the rebellious Confederacy, the preservation of the Union, and the end of slavery. These campaign pamphlets on the American Civil War, prepared in commemoration of our national sacrifices, seek to remember that war and honor those in the United States Army who died to preserve the Union and free the slaves as well as to tell the story of those American soldiers who fought for the Confederacy despite the inherently flawed nature of their cause. The Civil War was our greatest struggle and continues to deserve our deep study and contemplation.

Our Times 1900 1925 The War Begins

Author : Mark Sullivan
ISBN : OCLC:29780374
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Forward To Richmond

Author : William C. Davis
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Vira And War Begins The Complete Series

Author : Odette C. Bell
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Vira and War Begins: The Complete Series contains both full action-packed space adventures. Vira: Vira is a super weapon – the greatest the Coalition has. She’s been kept in secret for the last 20 years, trained and protected until the day they would need her. That day has come. It’s time to let Vira out. But her secret identity must be shielded, and there’s only one man who can do that. Lieutenant Park. He’s meant to be adaptable – but he’ll have to be more if he has any hope of controlling the socially awkward Vira. Worse, when he finds himself at the foot of a growing conspiracy that could swallow the Coalition whole, he’ll find he’ll have to trust her. But will she ever trust him? War Begins: The greatest enemy the galaxy has ever known is here. The war will begin…. Diana had a troubled past. The kind where her family were brutally murdered right in front of her eyes. It’s changed the course of her future – but it will change more. An ancient race left a gift inside her mind, and it is time for it to rise. … Sampson is a psychic soldier – one of the Coalition’s best. When he’s sent to the Academy to spy on students, he has no clue he’ll be drawn toward Diana and into the final fight for the Milky Way.

The Civil War Begins

Author : Center of Military History
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This Army history publication, prepared in commemoration of our national sacrifices, provides details and analysis of the opening clashes of the War Between the States in 1861, including Fort Sumter, Virginia and Bull Run, the Fight for Missouri, Belmont, and Port Royal. Although over one hundred fifty years have passed since the start of the American Civil War, that titanic conflict continues to matter. The forces unleashed by that war were immensely destructive because of the significant issues involved: the existence of the Union, the end of slavery, and the very future of the nation. The war remains our most contentious, and our bloodiest, with over six hundred thousand killed in the course of the four-year struggle. Most civil wars do not spring up overnight, and the American Civil War was no exception. The seeds of the conflict were sown in the earliest days of the republic's founding, primarily over the existence of slavery and the slave trade. Although no conflict can begin without the conscious decisions of those engaged in the debates at that moment, in the end, there was simply no way to paper over the division of the country into two camps: one that was dominated by slavery and the other that sought first to limit its spread and then to abolish it. Our nation was indeed "half slave and half free," and that could not stand. Regardless of the factors tearing the nation asunder, the soldiers on each side of the struggle went to war for personal reasons: looking for adventure, being caught up in the passions and emotions of their peers, believing in the Union, favoring states' rights, or even justifying the simple schoolyard dynamic of being convinced that they were "worth" three of the soldiers on the other side. Nor can we overlook the factor that some went to war to prove their manhood. This has been, and continues to be, a key dynamic in understanding combat and the profession of arms. Soldiers join for many reasons but often stay in the fight because of their comrades and because they do not want to seem like cowards. Sometimes issues of national impact shrink to nothing in the intensely personal world of cannon shell and minie ball.

An Universal Biographical And Historical Dictionary Collected From The Best Authorities By J W

Author : John Watkins (LL.D.)
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The Cold War Begins

Author : Peter Duignan
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The Department of History at the University of San Diego in California presents a summary of the beginning of the Cold War. The summary describes the Yalta Conference, which was a meeting toward the end of War War II between the Allied leaders that involved discussions about the end of the war and division of Germany.

Pinnock S Improved Edition Of Dr Goldsmith S Abridgment Of The History Of Rome

Author : Oliver Goldsmith
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Bibliotheca Classica; Or A Classical Dictionary Containing A Full Account Of All The Proper Names Mentioned In Antient Authors Etc

Author : John LEMPRIERE (D.D.)
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The Silver Moon

Author : Devin Jinadasa
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Thirteen year old Danny McMoon used to be just like you and I. An average school-going kid. But ever since the move to California... things have changed in a big way. So just who is Danny McMoon and what is his mission? In a tale of werewolves and vampires Devin Jinadasa, author of The Silver Moon: The War Begins, opens the saga of the vampire wars. Are Darren and Ashley McMoon Danny's real parents? Are his school friends simply human? In finding the answers to these questions Danny will also find that his life will never be the same again. For young readers into the Wolf and Vampire genre The Silver Moon: The War Begins will not disappoint.

How War Begins

Author : John Keegan
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From the dean of modern military historians, John Keegan: a key selection from his masterpiece, The First World War. The road to World War I, from the death of the archduke to the first salvos of battle, an incredibly thorough and straightforward account of how a supposedly rational liberal Europe became engulfed by war. Everyone remembers the powder keg, the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and his wife by Serbian national Gavrilo Princip; but what about the fact that a full month elapsed between Princip’s deed and the actual beginning of war? Or that the German Kaiser spent much of that time on his imperial yacht Hohenzollern, on his annual cruise in the Norwegian fjords? John Keegan explains in careful and fascinating detail how exactly the war began, taking the reader through this fateful and exciting month of diplomatic back and forth, last-minute near-saves, and ultimate failure. An eBook short.

The Story Of The Great War Volume 2 The War Begins Invasion Of Belgium Battle Of The Marne Cracow Warsaw Polish Campaign War In East Prussia Wwi Centenary Series

Author : Allen L. Churchill
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This is the second volume in a wonderful series of publications covering the history of the First World War. It includes the chapters 'Siege and Capture of Liege', 'Battle of Mons', 'The British at the Aisne', and many more and is perfect for anyone interested in the history of the conflict. This book is part of the World War One Centenary series; creating, collating and reprinting new and old works of poetry, fiction, autobiography and analysis. The series forms a commemorative tribute to mark the passing of one of the world's bloodiest wars, offering new perspectives on this tragic yet fascinating period of human history. Each publication also includes brand new introductory essays and a timeline to help the reader place the work in its historical context.

A Classical Dictionary; Containing A Full Account Of All The Proper Names Mentiones In Ancient Authors A New Ed By T Smith

Author : John Lempriere
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A New Critical Pronouncing Dictionary Of The English Language

Author : Richard Smith Coxe
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