A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 28, 2005 - History - 1178 pages
In a new edition featuring a new preface, A World of Arms remains a classic of global history. Widely hailed as a masterpiece, this volume remains the first history of World War II to provide a truly global account of the war that encompassed six continents. Starting with the changes that restructured Europe and its colonies following the First World War, Gerhard Weinberg sheds new light on every aspect of World War II. Actions of the Axis, the Allies, and the Neutrals are covered in every theater of the war. More importantly, the global nature of the war is examined, with new insights into how events in one corner of the world helped affect events in often distant areas.

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WONDERFUL book by a scholar with the broadest grasp of the conflict, its origins and implications in all their political and global dimensions. Highly recommended, intelligent book. For the reader prepared to work to understand the conflict in its myriad complexities. Read full review

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Gerhard L. Weinberg is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the origins and course of World War II, including Visions of Victory: The Hopes of Eight World War II Leaders (Cambridge, 2005) and Germany, Hitler, and World War II (Cambridge, 1995).

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