From highly respected field academic Gordon Martel, The World War Two Reader is a rare work that provides a complete and up-to-date overview of the recent historiography on World War Two.
Huge in scope, both geographically and thematically, this excellent reader examines twenty-one articles by some of the best known and most innovative scholars in the field. Taking a global approach, Martel discusses all aspects of the war including:
Including a comprehensive introduction, chronology, guides to key terms and figures, and introductions to chapters providing context and historiographical background, The World War Two Reader provides wide ranging and innovative reading for all students of the history of the modern world.
'An impressive array of recent research completed by some of the most groundbreaking historians writing on the Second War. The nineteen essays found in this skillfully edited and presented anthology illuminate interpretations that shape and guide current scholarship….The collection brings this rich scholarship to students and interested readers in a clear and accessible format. ' - Michael J. Galgano, Journal of Military History
'One chapter of particular interest on the British Army is by Professor David French entitled 'You cannot hate the bastard who is trying to kill you…' - Alan Jeffreys, Bulletin of the Military Historical Society
Part 1: Strategy: Failures, Shocks and Mythologies Part 2: Soldiers: Ideology, Race and Gender Part 3: Home Fronts: People, Places and Politics Part 4: Memories: Victims, Heroes and Controversies