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December 1941: Twelve Days that Began a World War

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In far-flung locations around the globe, an unparalleled sequence of international events took place between December 1 and December 12, 1941. In this riveting book, historian Evan Mawdsley explores how the story unfolded. He demonstrates how these dramatic events marked a turning point not only in the course of World War II but also in the direction of the entire century. ...more
Hardcover, 360 pages
Published December 1st 2011 by Yale University Press
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Dave
Feb 16, 2017 Dave rated it really liked it
An excellent look at the pivotal first 12 days of December 1941. Mawdsley takes the reader around the globe and ties many separate events together into a single, coherent narrative. A highly recommended book for anyone interested in how the Second World War was transformed into a truly global conflict.
Carl Jarrett
Mar 04, 2016 Carl Jarrett rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Incredibly accurate and informative.

This book will show you important facts about WW II, that you are unlikely to find in other history books.. imagination was not shone in the writing of this. An incredible amount of time must have been spent involved in the research for facts and figures. If you are a history buff, you will want to read this book.
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Feb 11, 2012 Lawrence rated it really liked it
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an excellent book about the first 12 days of 1941 and the evens round the world that started WWII Gives a good balanced look at all the major countries and what and why they were doing them.A very good book for student looking at the events and how they started the war.
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Evan Mawdsley is Professor of International History at Glasgow University. He has written numerous books and articles on Russian history and is the co-author of The Soviet Elite from Lenin to Gorbachev. He lives in Glasgow.
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