print copies of many of these books are also available in the UCF Libraries' U.S. Documents Collection.
World War Two: A Military History by Jeremy Black
Call Number: UCF MAIN General Collection -- D743 .B488 2003
Black, a distinguished military historian , bucks the current trend to demilitarise and gives due weight to the campaigns and battles that made up the war. In doing so he challenges common interpretations and includes new insights to make this one of the most exciting new histories of the Second World War. Covering all the main areas of conflict, the chronological approach includes analysis of attacks at land, air and sea and a comparison of military resources. The focus is always operational, but social, cultural and political aspects are also included.
World War II: A Short History by Michael J. Lyons
Call Number: UCF MAIN General Collection -- D743 .L96 1999
Highly regarded for its concise clarification of the complexities of World War II, this book illuminates the origins, course, and long-range effects of the war. It provides a balanced account that analyzes both the European and Pacific theaters of operations and the connections between them.
The Second World War by Spencer Tucker
Call Number: UCF MAIN General Collection -- D743 .T797 2004
The Second World War - begins with the consequences of the First World War and the events of the 1920s and 1930s that led to a new world conflict - examines the military strengths and weaknesses of the various warring nations, the course of the war, the pivotal battles, and the important weapons systems - assesses the major diplomatic and military decisions and milestones, such as the decision to employ the atomic bomb - explores the reasons why the war evolved as it did - considers the socio-economic impact of the war on the home fronts - discusses the immediate aftermath of the conflict and its important effects, the general peace settlement, and the origins of the Cold War.