Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780745333014 Published May 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745333021 Published May 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

The Second World War: A Marxist History

Chris Bambery

The Second World War: A Marxist History

Chris Bambery

Distributed for Pluto Press

304 pages | 5.90551 x 9.05512
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780745333014 Published May 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745333021 Published May 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

The Second World War casts a long shadow, portrayed as a necessary and paradigmatic war that defeated fascism. During recent wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere, US presidents and British prime ministers have tried to claim they were following in the footsteps of Winston Churchill by standing up to dictators.

In The Second World War Chris Bambery tests this position in a thorough account of the war and tries to understand why it still dominates TV history channels and school history books.

Bambery argues that the conflict ultimately was about a division of the world between the great powers, as well as a rising of ordinary people against fascism. He offers a complex and radical analysis, that is unique when compared to many modern and conventional histories of the war.

Contents

Introduction
1 Competing Empires at a Time of Economic Crisis
2 The Allied Powers
3 The Axis Powers
4 The Countdown to War
5 The Early War
6 Russia: The Crucible of Victory
7 The End of the Third Reich
8 Resistance in Europe
9 Asia and the Pacific
10 The East is Red
11 The Post-War World
Conclusion
Timeline
Notes
Index

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