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Author Mandel, Ernest.

Title The meaning of the Second World War / Ernest Mandel.

Publication Info. London : Verso, 1986.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  940.53 M271M    Check Shelf
Description 210 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 176-207) and index.
Contents pt. I. the historical framework. The stakes -- The immediate causes -- The social forces -- Resources -- Strategy -- Weapons -- Logistics -- Science and administration -- Ideology -- pt. II. The opening Gambit in Europe -- The unfolding world battle -- Towards the climax -- The decisive turning-points -- The war of attrition -- The final onslaught -- The outcome -- The aftermath -- The legacy.
Summary The very scale of the 1939-45 war has often tempted historians to study particular campaigns at the expense of the wider panorama. In this readable and richly detailed history of the conflict, the Belgian scholar Ernest Mandel (author of the acclaimed Late Capitalism) outlines his view that the war was in fact a combination of several distinct struggles and a battle between rival imperialisms for world hegemony. In concise chapters, Mandel examines the role played by technology, science, logistics, weapons and propaganda. Throughout, he weaves a consideration of the military strategy of the opposing states into his analytical narrative of the war and its results. -- Publisher description.
Subject World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
Chronological Term 1939 - 1945
Subject World War, 1939-1945.
Weltkrieg (1939-1945)
Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945.
Weltkrieg (1939-1945) (DE-588)4079167-1
Indexed Term World War 2
Other Form: Online version: Mandel, Ernest. Meaning of the Second World War. London : Verso, 1986 (OCoLC)563687543
ISBN 0860911306
0860918424 (paperback)
9780860918424 (paperback)
9781844674794 (paperback)
1844674797 (paperback)
9781844674800 (hardback)
1844674800 (hardback)
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