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World War II for Dummies? [Paperback]

By Keith D. Dickson (Author)
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Item description for World War II for Dummies? by Keith D. Dickson...

A comprehensive guide to World War II offers readers an overview of the conflict, covering weapons, strategies, and equipment while also providing advice on how to plan a trip to the many historical sites, museums, and monuments dedicated to the war. Original.

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World War II was the most destructive event of the twentieth century. It was total war covering the entire globe, and the nations that fought it employed every available resource, harnessing both technology and people to one purpose. If you look at the world today, you'll be hard-pressed to find a country that was not affected by this war.

If you want to find out more about this war, without being overwhelmed, "World War II for Dummies" can help. Whether you're looking for a way to enhance your appreciation of the events that took place or just want to refresh your memory without digging through countless volumes of World War II history, this book is right for you.

Accurate and easily accessible "World War II for Dummies" will help you explore a war that defined and shaped the world we live in today. You'll discover all the players--individuals as well as nations--who participated in the war and the politics that drove them. Battle by battle, you'll find out how the Axis powers initially took control of the war and how the Allies fought back to win the day. "World War II for Dummies" also covers: The origins and causes of World War IIThe rise of Hitler and the Third ReichHow the war was handled at homeGermany's invasion of Poland, France, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, and LuxembourgGreat Britain's refusal to surrender after forty-two days of German aerial bombardmentThe United States entrance into the war after Japan bombed Pearl HarborThe Allied invasion of Normandy (D-Day)Germany's last ditch effort to stop the Allies at the Battle of the BulgeThe use of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki"World War II for Dummies" is packed with fascinating anecdotes, interesting sidebars, and top ten lists, that clue you in on many of the issues of this war. This friendly reference gives you the scoop on everything from Pearl Harbor and the Holocaust to D-Day, Midway, and more.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: For Dummies
Pages   405
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.22" Width: 7.41" Height: 1"
Weight:   1.45 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 15, 2001
Publisher   For Dummies
ISBN  0764553526  
ISBN13  9780764553523  
UPC  785555060265  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Keith D. Dickson is an associate professor of Military Studies at the Joint Forces Staff College, National Defense University. He earned his Ph.D. in American history at the University of Virginia and is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Special Forces (Green Berets).

Keith D. Dickson currently resides in Virginia Beach, in the state of Virginia.

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Good reference book for people who are bored of traditional history books  Apr 18, 2008
I really enjoyed this book. Like all of the "Dummies" books, WWII for Dummies was well written and enjoyable to read. I am a high school teacher and I am constantly look for reference books that I can use to give my kids the background of a single incident that is not going to require them to read 20 pages of battles and military history. This was straight, to the point, and my kids really enjoyed the quirkiness of the writing and the fun attitude it displayed. I highly encourage this book if you are trying to find simple answers for a classroom or you just want to brush up on your WWII without delving into a 300 pg. book that will put you to sleep.
World War II for Dummies  Jul 27, 2007
I am reading the book now. So far, it is very interesting; I have learned many things, of which I not aware prior to beginning to read the book.
The shinny on WWII  May 23, 2007
"World War II for Dummies" is a wonderful reference for a thorough once over concerning the Second World War. In clear language it explains the causes for WWII, from the Allies humiliating punishment of Germany after World War I, the formation of the Nazi part, Japan's rising prominence in the Pacific, and some of the warning signs that some Allies missed or ignored concerning the dangers boiling in Europe in the 1920s and '30s (with the United States being especially guilty). It chronicles the rise of Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill, Benito Mussolini, Franklin Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin. Then it goes into detail of Germany's invasion of Poland, Britain's entry in the war, and Nazi conquering of France, a ages old enemy. It discusses the early battles, how the Allies were beat back, and how America slowly became involved in supporting the war. It then goes into the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, America's declaration of war and it's gearing up for battle. The early North African and Italian campaign, the Pacific Island Hopping campaign, the D-Day invasion from Normandy, and the war for Europe. The book briefly details the major military figures, like George Patton, Chester Nimitz, Bernard Montgomery, and the Nazi's only real war hero, Erwin Rommell. There is a fascinating look at the civilian contribution to the war effort from Britain, America, Japan and Germany. I know a lot of people know much about WWII from TV, movies, History Channel's endless supply of documentaries, and of course our grandparents, the 'greatest generation'. The only small complaint I have is that sometimes, it just too dry, and now and then it's a bit of a chore to get through. That aside "World War II for Dummies" is a great resource for understanding the event that changes our world for better and worse.
no longer a dummy  Mar 8, 2007
I felt I didn't know enough about WWII and decided to get this book and read it. Now after having read the book, I feel that I have a good concept of the war as well as a general understanding of foriegn affairs and the part Americans have played in the world. If a mother of 4 like me can enjoy this book so can you. Very interesting, informative and will make any American proud.
World War II Condensed  Mar 24, 2006
Dr. Dickson covers a tremendous amount of ground in this excellent history. Many Americans have a casual knowledge of World War II, mostly centered around Pearl Harbor and D-Day. This books crams an incredible amount of detail about the war into a few short pages and covers many of the overlooked theaters of the war: North Africa, Italy, southwest Pacific and Burma. I highly recommend this book for high school and college students.

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