American Heritage History of World War IIby Published 14 Jul 2014
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The American Heritage History of World War II was first published in 1966. At the time, author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist C.L. Sulzberger received widespread praise for his authoritative account of the six-year war that involved more than fifty-six nations, resulted in the death of some 22 million people, and shaped the course of history. His work became a standard reference on the war.
Stephen E. Ambrose, one of the most highly regarded historians of our time, oversaw a major revision of this classic work. Seamlessly incorporating new material and insights, Ambrose produced a comprehensive and riveting account of the war’s key characters and events.
In planes and foxholes, in deserts and jungles, on ships and beaches, Ambrose shines a light on the people involved - the leaders, the fighters, the victims. He also added new chapters on the atrocities of the Holocaust and revelations about the secret war of espionage. Ambrose’s analysis also offers insight into the events that precipitated the Cold War.
This book captures the courage, commitment, military genius, and horror of the war that gave birth to a new era in world politics. For students, history buffs, and fascinated readers, The American Heritage History of World War II is the definitive single-volume work on the subject and will endure as a major narrative of world history.
"American Heritage History of World War II" Reviews
Gives one a complete understanding of the ware events
Easy to read and understand. Written objectively with the reasons each country acted politically and militarily.
This is a MUST READ for anyone interested in "Human Society" or the effect of supporting dogma.
A quick overview of WWII and provided insight I had not previously seen
Well I was amazed at how much politics were a major part of winning the war. Very high level, not very detailed, good overview.
Love it !
Not just the fact but the human aspect of leaders, places and weapons. Excellent overview and fast pace reading.... recommend ed
Very readable, very captivating. Since it is intended to be an introduction to WWII, it feels at times a bit cursory. Also, it seems that the author's expertise is in the war in Europe. As a result, the chapters about the war in the Pacific aren't as colorful and enlightening. That's my impression at least. Still, Professor Ambrose has certainly given me a desire to read even more about one of the most tragic decades of modern times.