The second world wars: how the first global conflict was fought and won 9780465066988, 9780465093199, 1194319440, 1990296297, 0465066984

A definitive account of World War II by America's preeminent military historian World War II was the most lethal c

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Table of contents :
Part I. Ideas --
The war in a classical context --
Grievances, agendas, and methods --
Old, new, and strange alliances --
Part II. Air --
The air power revolution --
From Poland to the Pacific --
New terrors from above --
Part III. Water --
Ships and strategies --
From the Atlantic to the Mediterranean --
A vast ocean --
Part IV. Earth --
The primacy of infantry --
Soldiers and armies --
The western and eastern wars for the continent --
Armies abroad --
Sieges --
Part V. Fire --
Tanks and artillery --
People --
Supreme command --
The warlords --
The workers --
The dead --
Part VII. Ends --
Winners, losers, neither, and both.

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