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A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II, 2nd Edition

Gerhard L. Weinberg


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ISBN / EAN: 9780521618267
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PUBLISHED: 30th April 2005
ISBN: 9780521618267
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  • Paperback
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PUBLISHED: 30th April 2005
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Annotation

In a new edition featuring a new preface, A World of Arms remains a classic of global history. Widely hailed as a masterpiece, this volume remains the first history of World War II to provide a truly global account of the war that encompassed six continents. Starting with the changes that restructured Europe and its colonies following the First World War, Gerhard Weinberg sheds new light on every aspect of World War II. Actions of the Axis, the Allies, and the Neutrals are covered in every theater of the war. More importantly, the global nature of the war is examined, with new insights into how events in one corner of the world helped affect events in often distant areas.

Publisher Description

Widely hailed as a masterpiece, this is the first history of World War II to provide a truly global account of the war that encompassed six continents. Starting with the changes that restructured Europe and her colonies following the First World War, Gerhard Weinberg sheds new light on every aspect of World War II. Actions of the Axis, the Allies, and the Neutrals are covered in every theater of the war. More importantly, the global nature of the war is examined, with new insights into how events in one corner of the world helped affect events in other distant parts. In a new edition, with a new preface, A World at Arms remains a classic of global history.

Author Biography

Gerhard L. Weinberg is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the origins and course of World War II, including Visions of Victory: The Hopes of Eight World War II Leaders (Cambridge, 2005) and Germany, Hitler, and World War II (Cambridge, 1995).

Table of Contents

  1. From one war to another; 2. From the German and Soviet invasions of Poland to the German attack in the West, September 1, 1939 to May 10, 1940; 3. The world turned upside down; 4. The expanding conflict, 1940-1941; 5. The Eastern Front and a changing war, June to December, 1941; 6. Halting the Japanese advance, halting the German advance; keeping them apart and shifting the balance: December 1941 to November 1942; 7. The war at sea, 1942-1944, and the blockade; 8. The war in Europe and North Africa 1942-1943: to and from Stalingrad; to and from Tunis; 9. The home front; 10. Means of warfare: old and new; 11. From the spring of 1943 to summer 1944; 12. The assault on Germany from all sides; 13. Tensions in both alliances; 14. The halt on the European fronts; 15. The final assault on Germany; 16. The war in the Pacific: from Leyte to the Missouri; Conclusions: the cost and impact of the war.

Review

From reviews of first edition: 'Few historians could have taken on the daunting challenge of attempting a global history of the Second World War; but Gerhard Weinberg succeeds brilliantly. It is a masterly study which is unlikely to be surpassed.' Ian Kershaw, University of Sheffield 'Weinberg's book is a clearly-written account of events, with enormous ... reliable encyclopaedic summaries of anything about which you need to know.' Norman Stone, The Times '... a remarkable achievement ... It certainly deserves to be placed alongside the war histories of John Keegan, Martin Gilbert and A. J. P. Taylor. As a sheer work of reference it outclasses even them.' Andrew Roberts, The Sunday Telegraph 'This is a tour de force; classical diplomatic history at its best. Weinberg's global view of the war pays dividends again and again ... '. David Reynolds, New York Times 'This is an extraordinary book ... an invaluable source for anyone needing in one place as many ideas as possible about the Second World War ... Moral and humane feelings underpin his copious scholarship at every point, giving admirable depth and dimension to this monumental intellectual performance.' The Washington Post '... fully lives up to its subsidiary title and to the claims made by its publishers. This is a first class strategic history of the war.' The British Army Review '... a coherent - in fact, hypnotic - narrative offered up in a single, handsome volume ... surely the finest one-volume history we have of the most important event of the century.' American Heritage '... a blockbuster of a survey, grounded, to a remarkable extent for so large a work, in primary sources and also in an evident mastery of the secondary literature. It is a joy to read: lively, vigorous, and...altogether a stylistic gem ... [it] offers refreshingly forthright judgments on every major aspect of World War II strategy and policy.' Naval War College Review

Product Details

Author
Gerhard L. Weinberg
Short Title
WORLD AT ARMS REV/E 2/E
Pages
1208
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Edition Description
Revised
Language
English
Edition
2nd
ISBN-10
0521618266
ISBN-13
9780521618267
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
2005
Publication Date
2005-04-30
Subtitle
A Global History of World War II
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
23 maps
Residence
Chapel Hill, NC, US
Textbook
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