World War II: A Global History (6th Edition) by Michael J. Lyons – eBook


  • Author: Michael J. Lyons and David J. Ulbrich
  • File Size: 12 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 415 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 6th edition
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0429054998
  • ISBN-13: 9780429054990


Fully revised and restructured, the sixth edition of World War II: A Global History offers students a concise and yet thorough textbook that examines history’s bloodiest conflict. The chapters alternate between chronological chapters on Europe and Asia-Pacific and thematic chapters on innovations, home fronts, brutal regimes, and logistics. This textbook includes the following features:

  • A lively narrative of facts, events, people, and ideas that incorporates thoughtful analysis
  • New material and restructured content on global factors that affected the causes, conduct, and consequences of World War II
  • Balanced pace that does not bog readers down in too many details yet gives them sufficient depth and breadth for context
  • Chapters, sections, and sidebars arranged in ways that can complement lectures and assignments
  • Fifty new photographs that illustrate the human condition and weaponry during World War II.

Global in focus, by blending both geographic and thematic chapters to ensure readers gain a comprehensive understanding of impact of the war worldwide, this is the perfect volume for all students of the biggest global conflict of the twentieth century.


Table of Contents


1. The Great War and the Treaty of Versailles, 1914-1920

2. Restoring Normalcies and Rising Threats, 1920-1929

3. The Great Depression, the Asian War, and Nazi Germany, 1929-1939

4. Innovation and Stagnation of Technologies, 1919-1941

5. The Start of War the European War, 1939-1940

6. Fighting on the Periphery in Europe, 1939-1941

7. Brutal New Orders: Germany in Europe and Japan in Asia

8. America’s Path to War and Japan’s Tide of Victories, 1939-1942

9. Turning the Tide in Asia and the Pacific, 1942-1944

10. Turning the Tide in Europe, 1942-1944

11. Contesting Logistics in the Air and at Sea

12. Total Wars on the Home Fronts

13. Winning on Four Fronts in Europe, 1944-1945

14. Winning on Four Fronts in Asia and the Pacific, 1944-1945

15. From Hot War to Cold War