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World War II A Beginner's Guide by Christopher Catherwood
  

World War II A Beginner's Guide

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A fresh introduction to the most widely studied and read about event in history

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World War II A Beginner's Guide by Christopher Catherwood

With over sixty million casualties WW2 was the bloodiest conflict in history. In this incisive introduction, esteemed academic Christopher Catherwood covers all the key battles and campaigns, while also giving the larger story behind them, putting familiar events into the perspective of the war at large. He explores: * The huge impact of the preceding Sino-Japanese War on WW2 itself * The relative unimportance of the British conflict in Africa * The near moral-equivalence of the Red Army and the Nazis * The impact of the Hiroshima bombing Full of text-boxes revealing key details about British intelligence, weaponry, and the social milieu of the conflict, there is no better brief introduction to this landmark event.

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'This is a wonderfully readable guide to the history of World War II. Christopher Catherwood leads us through complex events with remarkable sure footedness.'
Alexander McCall Smith, bestselling novellist

About the Author

Christopher Catherwood is a writer and historian based in Cambridge. He has taught at the University of Cambridge and the University of Richmond, Virginia. An expert on Winston Churchill, his previous books include the bestseller Winston's Folly.

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Publication date

30th November 1999

Author

Christopher Catherwood

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ISBN

9781780745107

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