World War Ii: An Encyclopedia Of Quotations by Howard J. LangerWorld War Ii: An Encyclopedia Of Quotations by Howard J. Langer

World War Ii: An Encyclopedia Of Quotations

byHoward J. Langer

Hardcover | March 1, 1999

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An all-encompassing book with more than a thousand quotations, this work breathes life into an era unprecedented in world history. Covering all aspects of the war, the volume includes more than 300 individuals from the Allies, the Axis, and the neutrals. It quotes the major political leaders, including Churchill, Hitler, Roosevelt, and Stalin, and military officers--not just Eisenhower, Marshall, and King, but also Montgomery, Rommel, Zhukov, and Yamamoto. It covers historians Shirer, Sherwood, and A.J.P. Taylor, journalists Pyle, Murrow, and Hersey, and diplomats Ciano and Ribbentrop. It also includes little known people--a Comfort Woman and an African American G.I. who watched German POWs eat in a restaurant that barred him. Also featured are a lexicon of slang terms, nicknames, and code words and sections on the movies and songs of the era. Quotations come from traditional sources, enemy documents seized after the war, and hitherto secret archives. They come from speeches, news accounts, memoirs, and interviews, from captured documents and from Ultra and Magic--which broke the German and Japanese secrect codes. This volume is unlike any other book ever compiled on the war. It is for history buffs, World War II buffs, and all libraries.
Title:World War Ii: An Encyclopedia Of QuotationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:472 pages, 9.48 × 6.36 × 1.06 inPublished:March 1, 1999Publisher:Greenwood PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0313300186

ISBN - 13:9780313300189

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?Containing more than 1,000 quotations, this is a reference book that examines World War II in a whole new way. It is all quotations from: speeches, news accounts, memoirs, and interviews. It is also captured documents from Ultra and Magic, the major political and military figures of the war--and a lot of formerly unknowns. It is also a lexicon of WWII slang, nicknames and codenames, and includes war movies and war songs. More than 300 individuals are represented from Allied to neutral to Axis sources with citations....It is a fascinating and interesting reference work.??Cryptologia