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Collins Atlas of World War II

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  61 ratings  ·  4 reviews
A stunning visual account of the greatest conflict in world history.

The Second World War is the largest event in the history of mankind. No populated continent was untouched by its operations, and the political structure of the postwar world has been largely determined by its outcome. The global nature of the war, and the ambitions of the belligerents, meant that it was fo
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published August 29th 2006 by Harper Perennial (first published August 31st 1989)
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Mark Singer
Sep 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in World War II
Recommended to Mark by: Required reading for a college course
Informative and well-illustrated historical atlas on World War II by British historian John Keegan. This was required reading for a course on the war at Temple University in the Fall of 2011 and I would recommend it to anyone interested in that subject.
Sean
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful full color maps, covers all of the major battles in the second world war.
An enjoyable read for any grognard, or world war two history buff.
Favorite quote in the book, "Its one thing to dream over a map, its another to fight the actual battle."
(Could have added an order of battle listing separately from the maps.)
Dan
Dec 25, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: historical
Difficult to use and somewhat lacking in both context and details, with glaringly generalized portions (the Battle of Leyte Gulf comes to mind) that lead the reader to form incorrect conclusions.
Shane
Dec 06, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was incredibly informative regarding just about all of the important historical points of WW2. Highly recommend for anyone with an interest in history or geography.
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Sir John Desmond Patrick Keegan, OBE, FRSL was a British military historian, lecturer and journalist. He published many works on the nature of combat between the 14th and 21st centuries concerning land, air, maritime and intelligence warfare as well as the psychology of battle.