World War II For Dummies by KD Dickson ISBN:9781119675532

World War II For Dummies by KD Dickson

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Looking to ally yourself with World War II knowledge?

More than 75 years after its end, World War II remains one of the most devastating and impactful events in human history. It was a global war, and the nations that fought it employed every available resource, harnessing both technology and people to one purpose. Today, we remember WWII for its battles, tragedies, and horrors, but also for its outcome: a greater good that triumphed over evil.

The breadth of World War II facts and history can be overwhelming, which is why World War II For Dummies is the perfect book for any reader, from history buffs to WWII novices. Full of accurate and easy-to-understand information (so you don’t have to speak military to comprehend), this book will help you explore a war that defined and shaped the world we live in today. You’ll discover all the players—individuals as well as nations—who participated in the war and the politics that drove them. Battle by battle, you’ll find out how the Axis powers initially took control of the war and how the Allies fought back to win the day. World War II for Dummies also covers:

  • The origins and causes of World War II
  • The rise of Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich
  • How the war was handled at home
  • Germany’s invasion of Poland, France, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, and Luxembourg
  • Great Britain’s refusal to surrender after 42 days of German aerial attack
  • The United States’ entrance into the war after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor
  • The Allied invasion of Normandy (D-Day)
  • Germany’s last-ditch effort to stop the Allies at the Battle of the Bulge
  • The use of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Become an expert on this historical catalyst with World War II For Dummies—grab your copy today.

P.S. If you think this book seems familiar, you’re probably right. The Dummies team updated the cover and design to give the book a fresh feel, but the content is the same as the previous release of World War II For Dummies (9780764553523). The book you see here shouldn’t be considered a new or updated product. But if you’re in the mood to learn something new, check out some of our other books. We’re always writing about new topics!

About the Author:

Keith D. Dickson, PhD, is a Professor of Military Studies at the Joint Forces Staff College, National Defense University. He is a retired Colonel, U.S. Army Special Forces.


Additional information


Second World War

Readership Level

Professional & Vocational



Date of Publication

09 Mar 2020

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