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World War II (America at War (Facts on File))

ISBN13: 9780816049387
ISBN: 0816049386
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $35.0
Publisher: Facts on File
Published Date:
Pages: 240
Average Goodreads rating: 3.00/5 (2 ratings)

The world had not fully recovered from the horror of World War I or the anguish of its catastrophic aftermath, the Great Depression, before and even greater war commenced. This time the evil was barefaced and unmasked: the Third Reich of Adolf Hitler threatened to dominate all of Europe and, as the physicist Albert Einstein rushed to bring to the attention of President Franklin Roosevelt, the limitlessly destructive power of the atom was well within the reach of Nazi Germany. Here is the complete story of America's war in Europe and in the Pacific, from Pearl Harbor to the Normandy invasion, to the Japanese surrender aboard the USS Missouri. New box features provide detailed coverage of topics related to the period, such as the effects of the Spanish Civil War on World War II; Charles Lindberg and America First isolationism; and the effects of American landing craft in amphibious warfare.