The History of World War II
The Defining Conflict of the Twentieth Century Day by Day
By David Jordan (Author)
World War II remains the largest conflict humanity has ever seen, both in terms of scale and loss of life. The war involved virtually every part of the world during the years 1939–1945. But from Norway to Mandalay, from Stalingrad to Tobruk, from Manchuria to Uruguay, it is also an immense war to try to understand. A perfect introduction to the conflict, The History of World War II is an authoritative, accessible, and short narrative giving a history of events as they occurred. This fascinating book is divided into two parts, structured chronologically. Part I follows the European, Mediterranean, and Africa theaters of war, while Part II examines the conflict in the Pacific. Throughout the book there is a timeline putting key events into historical context.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
David Jordan is Senior Lecturer at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, Shrivenham, where he teaches Intermediate and Advanced Staff courses. He joined the Defence Studies Department of Kings College London in June 2000 from the University of Birmingham. He is Chairman of the Board of Examiners for the MA in Defence Studies. He is the author of several books, including The Timeline of World War II, Wolfpack, and the History of the French Foreign Legion.