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The Oxford Companion to World War II Paperback – 7 Jul 2005

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  • Paperback: 1064 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; New Ed edition (7 July 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0192806661
  • ISBN-13: 978-0192806666
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 4.3 x 18.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,056,031 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'It will immediately take its place as the indispensable reference book for students of the second world war.' -- Gordon Lee, The Economist

'an outstanding guide, as sensible and cogent on the big questions as it is instructive and informed on lesser ones.' -- Hew Strachan, Times Literary Supplement

'easy to use, solid of fact, perceptive and judicious' -- John Erickson, Times Higher

'indispensable...unlikely to be superseded this century' -- John Keegan, Daily Telegraph

GORDON LEE, The Economist -- J. A. Crang, The History Association

a magnificent volume and an invaluable resource -- J. A. Crang, The History Association

an outstanding guide, as sensible and cogent on the big questions as it is instructive and informed on lesser ones. -- Hew Strachan, Times Literary Supplement

easy to use, solid of fact, perceptive and judicious -- John Erickson, Times Higher

indispensable...unlikely to be superseded this century -- John Keegan, Daily Telegraph

will immediately take its place as the indispensable reference book for students of the second world war -- Gordon Lee, The Economist --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

I. C. B. Dear has written several books on maritime and military subjects. He is the compiler of Oxford English: A Guide to the Language (1986) and co-editor of the second edition of The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2005). M. R. D. Foot, CBE, is an author and historian. He was formerly a wartime intelligence officer and a Professor of Modern History at the University of Manchester.


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