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Publication Date: 2012
Series: Blackwell Companions to World History
A Companion to World War II brings together a series offresh academic perspectives on World War II, exploring the manycultural, social, and political contexts of the war. Essay topicsrange from American anti-Semitism to the experiences ofFrench-African soldiers, providing nearly 60 new contributions tothe genre arranged across two comprehensive volumes.
- A collection of original historiographic essays that includecutting-edge research
- Analyzes the roles of neutral nations during the war
- Examines the war from the bottom up through the experiences ofdifferent social classes
- Covers the causes, key battles, and consequences of thewar
Thomas W. Zeiler is Professor of History and International Affairs at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The editor of the journal Diplomatic History and former president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, he is the author of Unconditional Defeat: Japan, America, and the End of World War II (2004), Ambassadors in Pinstripes: The Spalding World Baseball Tour and the Birth of the American Empire (2006), American Foreign Relations since 1600: A Guide to the Literature, Third Edition (2007), and Annihilation: A Global Military History of World War II (2010).
Daniel M. DuBois is a doctoral candidate at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is the assistant editor of the journal Diplomatic History.
“Even so, this is a minor quibble. Zeiler, an expert onJapanese American relations and World War II, and DuBois, adoctoral candidate at the University of Colorado–Boulder,have performed a real service for the field and are to becommended for their work.” (The Journal of AmericanHistory, 1 March 2014)
“This would be an essential purchase for academic andspecial libraries with large humanities collections.” (Reference Reviews, 1 November 2013)
“There is no doubt that, taken as a whole, the Companionis full of first-class, historiographical and bibliographicalinformation and insights. . . Accordingly one can unreservedlyrecommend it to all University and Departmental libraries as areliable work of reference on the state of research into the SecondWorld War.” (Cercles, 1 December 2013)
“This companion is destined to become a valuablecontribution to the historiography of the war, and should find awelcome home in either the reference or general collection of anyacademic library. Summing Up. Essential. Allacademic levels/libraries.” (Choice, 1 September2013)