The Story of the Second World War (Google eBook)

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Potomac Books, Inc., Jan 1, 2004 - History - 450 pages
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Henry Steele Commager’s The Story of the Second World War, compiled in the war’s immediate aftermath, became an instant classic. Commager has presented a broad spectrum of contemporary writing about the war by such figures as Winston Churchill, John Steinbeck, Walter Lippman, John Hersey, and William Shirer. The book also contains stirring narratives by the soldiers and civilians who experienced the war on the frontlines or who endured it behind the lines. Readers will enjoy these remarkable firsthand accounts from all of the major theaters of the war and Commager’s expert commentary, which puts the war in perspective.
  

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Contents

How War Came
1
Juggernaut Over Europe
11
Britain Stands Alone
53
War in the Mediterranean
89
From the Vistula to the Volga
129
The Rising Sun
173
Occupied Europe Fights Back
219
Reaping the Whirlwind
239
From the Volga to the Older
281
From DDay to VEDay
312
The Setting Sun
365
Victory
420
Acknowledgments and References
439
Index of Authors
447
Index of Books and Articles
449
Copyright

One Up and Two to Go
254

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Henry Steele Commager was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 25, 1902. He was educated at the University of Chicago. He taught history at New York University, Columbia University, and Amherst College. In addition to lecturing at many universities throughout the world, he was Harmsworth Professor at Oxford University and Pitt Professor at Cambridge University, where he was also an honorary fellow at Peterhouse College. His writings range widely over such topics as education, the Civil War, civil liberties, the Enlightenment, and immigration. Many of his books reflect his keen interest in constitutional history and civil liberties. He was also a documentarian, who has said to consider Documents of American History (1934), the 1988 edition of which he coedited with Milton Cantor, to be his most significant contribution. He died on March 2, 1998.

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