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World War II: A Short History

World War II: A Short History
Author: Michael J. Lyons
ISBN 13: 9780205660568
ISBN 10: 205660568
Edition: 5
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2009-07-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 360
List Price: $130.95

For courses on World War II, Military History, and 20th Century Europe.

Highly regarded for its concise clarification of the complexities of World War II, this book illuminates the origins, course, and long-range effects of the war. It provides a balanced account that analyzes both the European and Pacific theaters of operations and the connections between them. The Fifth Edition incorporates new material based on the latest scholarship, offering updated conclusions on key topics and expanded coverage throughout.


An overview of the political, diplomatic, economic, military and human aspects of the war. Covers the events that triggered the conflict and the effects of the defeat of Germany and Japan. Presents an account of the European and Pacific theaters and the connection between them. This second edition features a section on total war and the home fronts and an updated chapter linking the war with the transformation of Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union in the late 1980s-1990s. Includes maps and b&w photos. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)