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by R. A. C. Parker

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Author:
R. A. C. Parker
ISBN13:
978-0192191267
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0192191268
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Oxford University Press; 1St Edition edition (February 22, 1990)
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Parker alights unerringly on the salient campaigns and issues, and considers them with consistent style and insight. -Times Educational Supplement. The most balanced view of the causes and courses of the Second World Wa. -Field Marshal Lord Carver, Times Literary Supplement.

Parker alights unerringly on the salient campaigns and issues, and considers them with consistent style and insight. and gives an entirely balanced view of the varying contributions of the different powers engaged.

Struggle for Survival book. A much bigger fla One of the few short surveys of the Second World War, Parker's book basically does a good job at quickly surveying the course of the war. It was written in 1989, so a few things feel slightly dated. Occasionally, a strangely sympathetic reading of Stalin's intentions and behavior creeps in, which I take as a product of the lingering influence of revisionist histories of the Soviet Union.

Struggle for Survival explores critical themes of the war in depth, with chapters devoted to strategic bombing, morale, the wartime economies, and the Holocaust, weaving them into a coherent narrative of the course of events. Parker also provides a clear summary of the aftermath, examining the rise of the Cold War from before the fall of Berlin to the start of the Korean War, and revealing the far-reaching effects of the incredible destruction and post-war migrations.

Two separate wars made up the 'Second World War': a European war and a Far Eastern War. After 1941 the United States and the United Kingdom took part in both, while their enemies waged separate wars and, until the last days, the Soviet Union fought only in Europe. These two wars were caused by the conflicts between the actions of the rulers of Germany and Japan on one side and, on the other, what the governments and the politically influential sections of the populations of Britain, France, and the United States thought acceptable.

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Struggle for Survival; The History of the Second World War, 1989 . Parker gives an in-depth look at the origins of Germany’s war machine. After World War I Germany was dealt a severe blow with the Treaty of Versailles. Parker is Fellow, Tutor, and Praelector in Modern History at Queen's. The stage was set for the rise of Adolf Hitler.

Struggle For Survival" by . Parker, Sub-titled, " The History Of the Second World War". Oxford University Press, 1990. This is a small book (only 328 pages) and is therefore easy to handle. But, even though small, Parker's book covers all the important subjects of the Second World War. The chapters are arranged more or less chronologically, ranging from Chamberlain's pre-war "appeasement" to a final assessment chapter entitled, "Casualties, Crisis and Change".

Robert Alexander Clarke Parker (Barnsley, Yorkshire, 15 June 1927 - Oxford, 23 April 2001) was a British historian, specialising in British appeasement of Nazi Germany and the Second World War. Fellow historian Kenneth O. Morgan called him "perhaps the leading authority on the international crises of the 1930s, appeasement and the coming of war".

The Second World War presents an unprecedented short history, offering a sweeping survey of events that omits none of the drama that filled the years between 1939 and 1945. With intriguing photographs and a number of helpful maps, it is a fascinating and objective look at the central struggle of our times.

Recommend to friends. Over Here: The First World War and American Society. The Birth of the Republic, 1763-89 (The Chicago History of American Civilization). Rate it: Category: Military, History, World. Russia's War: A History of the Soviet Effort: 1941-1945.

R.A.C. Parker's marvelous history of the Second World War has already been published in Britain to wide acclaim. Kenneth O. Morgan, writing in the New Statesman and Society, hailed it as "a magnificent achievement, a tour de force....As a one-volume survey, it is unlikely to be surpassed." And the Independent praised it as "a miracle of compression." Based on a matchless knowledge of the documentary evidence, Struggle for Survival provides an authoritative treatment of the military, diplomatic, and economic aspects of the war, written with great force and insight. Parker deftly explores every major campaign, clearly explaining the background for each (Hitler's reasons for attacking Russia, for example, or the Japanese decision to attack Pearl Harbor). He examines the decisive importance of major factors (the central role, for instance, of the Soviet defeat of the German invasion) and seemingly minor ones (how the shortage of landing craft dictated Anglo-American strategy). Along the way he reveals mistakes made by both sides--such as General Mark Clark's failure to cut off the German retreat in Italy because he wanted the glory of capturing Rome--and sheds light on major personalities, depicting Stalin as an increasingly flexible commander while Hitler grew ever more unreasonable. Struggle for Survival explores critical themes of the war in depth, with chapters devoted to strategic bombing, morale, the wartime economies, and the Holocaust, weaving them into a coherent narrative of the course of events. Parker also provides a clear summary of the aftermath, examining the rise of the Cold War from before the fall of Berlin to the start of the Korean War, and revealing the far-reaching effects of the incredible destruction and post-war migrations. Struggle for Survival presents an unprecedented one volume history of the Second World War, offering a sweeping survey of events that omits none of the drama that filled the years between 1939 and 1945. With 24 intriguing photos and a number of helpful maps, it is a fascinating and objective look at the central struggle of our times.