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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

The Second World War

Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN 9780230279353
Publication Date September 2011
Formats Hardcover Ebook Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave
Series European History in Perspective

A.W. Purdue provides one of the most concise yet comprehensive assessments of the entire course of World War II, covering both the European and the Asian Pacific conflicts. The second edition of this established text has been thoroughly revised and updated in the light of recent research and current debates.

A.W. PURDUE is Visiting Professor in History at the University of Northumbria, UK. 

List of Maps
The Origins of the Second World War
A European War
A World War?
Behind the Lines
Roads to Victory 1943-44
Unconditional Surrender
Annotated Bibliography


'Purdue has successfully updated his short history of the Second World War, adding new insights and incorporating recent research.' - George Peden, University of Stirling, UK
'An excellent short work on the war.' - Spencer C. Tucker, Virginia Military Institute, USA
Praise for the first edition:
'Clear, readable, judicious and incisive - Bill Purdue canters through the historiographical minefield with enviable poise.' - Antony Lentin, Reader in History, Open University, UK
'Essential text for any serious student of the subject.' - Sue Bruley, Portsmouth University, UK
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