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The World War Two Reader : Routledge Readers in History - Gordon Martel

The World War Two Reader

Routledge Readers in History

By: Gordon Martel (Editor)

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Published: 1st July 2004
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This comprehensive reader provides an overview of recent research on the Second World War and includes chapters by some of the best known and innovative scholars working today. It gives attention to the fighting of the war throughout the world, and to its political and strategic backdrop. The representation and memory of war feature prominently in the book, with case studies of the film "Saving Private Ryan" and the controversial public display of the "Enola Gay, " the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
"The World War Two Reader" ""includes a comprehensive introduction, chronology, guides to the key terms and the key figures, and contextual introductions to each chapter providing context and historiography.

'An impressive array of recent research completed by some of the most groundbreaking historians writing on the Second War. The nineteen essays found in this skillfully edited and presented anthology illuminate interpretations that shape and guide current scholarship....The collection brings this rich scholarship to students and interested readers in a clear and accessible format. ' - Michael J. Galgano, Journal of Military History

'One chapter of particular interest on the British Army is by Professor David French entitled 'You cannot hate the bastard who is trying to kill you...' - Alan Jeffreys, Bulletin of the Military Historical Society

Strategy: failures, shocks and mythologies
Introduction
The fall of France, 1940
Mobilization for total war in Germany 1939-1941
Hiroshima: A strategy of shock
Ideology, calculation, and improvisation: Spheres of influence and Soviet foreign policy 1939-1945
The third reich reflected: German civil administration in the occupied Soviet Union, 1941-4
Guide to further reading
Soldiers: ideology, race and gender
Introduction
This is the army: Imagining a democratic military in World War II
'You cannot hate the bastard who is trying to kill you... ': Combat and ideology in the British army in the war against Germany, 1939-45
"Ordinary men" or "ideological soldiers"?
Police battalion 310 in Russia, 1942
Race, language, and war in two cultures: World war II in
Women in combat: The World War II experience in the United States, Great Britain, Germany, and the Soviet Union
Guide to further reading
Home fronts: people, places and politics
Introduction
Nazism, modern war and rural society in W┬╝rttemberg, 1939-45
Partisanes and gender politics in Vichy France
War and social history: Britain and the home front during the Second World War
The politics of sacrifice on the American home front in World War II
Female desires: The meaning of World War II
Guide to further reading
Memories: victims, heroes and controversies
Introduction
Victims of genocide and national memory: Belgium, France and the Netherlands 1945-1965
Making histories: Experiencing the blitz in London's museums in the 1990s
Saving Private Ryan and postwar memory in AmericaLisa Yoneyama
For transformative knowledge and postnationalist public spheres: The Smithsonian Enola Gay controversy
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ISBN: 9780415224031
ISBN-10: 0415224039
Series: Routledge Readers in History
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 1st July 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 17.1  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.93
Edition Number: 1