Keith D. Dickson – World War II for Dummies


World War II was the most destructive event of the 20th 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 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 is packed with fascinating anecdotes and top 10 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.

Author: Keith D. Dickson
Narrator: Jonathan Yen
Duration: 16 hours 43 minutes
Released: 19 May 2011
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Language: English

User Review:

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Lawrence was an enigma; at the height of his fame he retreated from the public eye. Korda captures the complexity without explaining it away. He presents Lawrence’s life without simplifying it. The tone of the book is one of deep pathos and an ineluctable pitch towards disaster, but it’s a lovely thing nonetheless.

I do wish we had had the option of an unabridged version.