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The World War II book


Combining authoritative text and bold explanatory graphics ‘The World War II Book’ explores the causes, key events, and lasting consequences of the Second World War. Using the original, graphic-led approach of the series, entries profile more than 90 of the key ideas and events during and surrounding the conflict – from the rise of Hitler and Fascism in the 1930s to Pearl Harbor, the D-Day landings, and the bombing of Hiroshima to the founding of the State of Israel in 1948.

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Learn about the rise of Adolf Hitler, Pearl Harbour and the D-Day Landings in The WWII Book.

Part of the fascinating Big Ideas series, this book tackles tricky topics and themes in a simple and easy to follow format. Learn about World War 2 in this overview guide to the subject, brilliant for beginners looking to learn and war experts wishing to refresh their knowledge alike! The WWII Book brings a fresh and vibrant take on the topic through eye-catching graphics and diagrams to immerse yourself in.

This captivating book will broaden your understanding of World War 2, with:

– More than 100 ground-breaking ideas on the Second World War
– Packed with facts, charts, timelines and graphs to help explain core concepts
– A visual approach to big subjects with striking illustrations and graphics throughout
– Easy to follow text makes topics accessible for people at any level of understanding

The World War II Book is the perfect introduction to the biggest war in history, aimed at adults with an interest in the subject, and politics and history students wanting to gain more of an overview. Here you’ll discover more than 90 of the key ideas and events during and surrounding the conflict, through exciting text and bold graphics. If you’ve ever wanted to know the crucial events of World War 2 and the people behind them, this is the perfect book for you.

Your World War 2 Questions, Simply Explained

Discover the key battles, tactics, technologies and turning points of the Second World War – the epic conflict that shaped the modern world. If you thought it was difficult to learn about the many events and key figures of World War 2, The WWII Book presents vital information in a clear layout. From Fascism in the 1930s to Pearl Harbour, Hitler and Nazi Germany to the bombing of Hiroshima – superb mind maps and step-by-step summaries will teach you all the main concepts.

The Big Ideas Series

With millions of copies sold worldwide, The WWII Book is part of the award-winning Big Ideas series from DK. The series uses striking graphics along with engaging writing, making big topics easy to understand.

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Additional information

Weight 1.114 kg
Dimensions 24 × 20.4 × 2.5 cm









940.53 (edition:23)


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