The World War Two Reader

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Gordon Martel
Psychology Press, 2004 - History - 500 pages

From highly respected field academic Gordon Martel, The World War Two Reader is a rare work that provides a complete and up-to-date overview of the recent historiography on World War Two.

Huge in scope, both geographically and thematically, this excellent reader examines twenty-one articles by some of the best known and most innovative scholars in the field. Taking a global approach, Martel discusses all aspects of the war including:

  • the military aspect
  • the political and strategic backdrop
  • ideology
  • gender and women's roles
  • the home front
  • social aspects.

Including a comprehensive introduction, chronology, guides to key terms and figures, and introductions to chapters providing context and historiographical background, The World War Two Reader provides wide ranging and innovative reading for all students of the history of the modern world.

 

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Contents

Martin 8 Alexander
7
Geoffrey Roberts
85
Jonathan Steinberg
105
Further reading
136
PART
141
John Dower
226
THE WORLD WAR II EXPERIENCE
250
Further reading
270
Marilyn Lake
359
Further reading
377
PART FOUR
383
FRANCE AND THE NETHERLANDS 194565
389
Lucy Noakes
428
John Bodnar
435
LBa Yoneyama
449
Further reading
470

Jill Stephenson
292
Jose Harris
317
Mark H Leff
336
Whos who
482
Index
493
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About the author (2004)

Gordon Martel is Professor and Chair of History at the University of North British Columbia. His books for Routledge include Origins of the Second World War Reconsidered (1999) and American Foreign Relations Reconsidered: 1890-1993 (1994).

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