World War II: the Encyclopedia of the War Years, 1941-1945

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Courier Corporation, Aug 15, 2012 - History - 940 pages
"A unique and valuable look at the war."--General James Doolittle, USAF An authoritative and comprehensive survey of the World War II era, this reference features over 2,400 entries. Subjects range from battles, soldiers, and military activities to politics, culture, and the Holocaust. Its panoramic perspective on the war's influence on the American way of life encompasses transitory aspects--rationing, movies, songs, and sports--as well as long-term effects, such as women's changing social roles and the integration of the armed forces. "Highly recommended" by "Library Journal, "this volume's two-part approach begins with an extensive day-by-day chronology of key events, highlighted with quotations from prominent individuals. The "War Chronology" is cross-referenced with the second part, an encyclopedic "War Guide," consisting of information on people, places, weapons, and events. More than 85 illustrations enliven this complete military and social survey of the war years, in addition to two indexes, three appendixes, and suggestions for further reading.
Dover (2012) republication of "World War II: America at War, 1941-1945, " originally published by Random House, New York, 1996. ALSO AVAILABLE Picture History of World War II American Aircraft Production, Joshua Stoff. 160pp. 87/8 x 113/4. 0-486-27618-X See every Dover book in print at

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Compiling an encyclopedia is one thing, but doing the job well is quite another. The authors have succeeded in producing an attractive and very nearly comprehensive compendium of World War II's major ... Read full review

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Thomas B. Allen is the author of many history books, including George Washington, Spymaster, and the co-author of The Spy Book: The Encyclopedia of Espionage and The Bonus Army: An American Epic.
Norman Polmar is a regular commentator on the Discovery, A&E, and History channels. He has written more than 40 books on naval, aviation, and intelligence subjects and has advised members of Congress on defense issues.

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