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The American Heritage New History of WWII
Visually stunning, The American Heritage New History of World War II features more than 700 of the most dramatic and haunting photographs from renowned war photographers on the line of battle, from artists who captured the quintessence of war on canvas, and from cartoonists who portrayed the lighter side of war for millions on the front lines and at home. These images, whi ...more
Hardcover, 628 pages
Published October 6th 1997 by Viking Adult
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Very readable, very captivating. Since it is intended to be an introduction to WWII, it feels at times a bit cursory. Also, it seems that the author's expertise is in the war in Europe. As a result, the chapters about the war in the Pacific aren't as colorful and enlightening. That's my impression at least. Still, Professor Ambrose has certainly given me a desire to read even more about one of the most tragic decades of modern times.
An updated version (edited by Stephen Ambrose) of a book I enjoyed as a kid from my parents' library. Lavishly illustrated, a good jumping off point for those wanting to read one book about the war. This is certainly a history written for an American readership, however - the Russian contribution to victory over the Nazis is definitely downplayed.
A really good book that overviews WWII. It has lots of great pictures and maps, which you will like if you are a visual learner, like me. I still go back and reference this book often when I can't remember certain events or timelines about WWII.
Stephen Edward Ambrose was an American historian and biographer of U.S. Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and Richard M. Nixon. He received his Ph.D. in 1960 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.More about Stephen E. Ambrose...