Covering major periods in world history, The Who's Who of...introduces key players who significantly influenced the outcome of global conflicts and crucial economic developments. Each title covers biographies of political and military leaders alongside figures from resistance movements, inventors, industrialists, spies, code-breakers and rebels.
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Clive Gifford is an award-winning author and editor of children\'s books.From School Library Journal:
Grade 7 Up—Grant draws upon the resources of Britain's Imperial War Museum to introduce readers to the period. He covers the traditional topics such as the prelude to the conflict, the war in the European and Pacific theaters, the fall of Germany and Japan, and the resulting Cold War. He also includes information about how people were affected by these events. Each chapter spread discusses a specific topic in an introductory paragraph and about six to eight well-captioned photos of people, weapons, battle scenes, or maps. "Voices" sections quote people who experienced important parts of the war and include a few full-page photographs. The accompanying DVD features moving footage that supplements the material in the book. Grant is objective about the conflict, pointing out German and Japanese atrocities, but also mentioning the mistakes and sometimes misguided actions of the Allied nations. This book's format and coverage are similar to that found in World War II: The People's Story (Reader's Digest, 2003), and it does not offer in-depth information or analysis that would help researchers. However, its attractive format will draw browsers and help teens gain a better understanding of the scope of the war and its enormous costs.—Mary Mueller, Rolla Junior High School, MO
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Descripción Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd, London United Kingdom, 2008. Laminated Pictorial Board. Estado de conservación: New. No Jacket. First Edition. 192 pages, index, credits, glossary, profusely illustrated with photographs, documents, maps. World War II cost the lives of more than 50 million people, find out what it was like to experience - and survive - such an extraordinary time. In association with the Imperial War Museum, this powerful book and DVD combine incredible images with dramatic eyewitness accounts of the people who were alive during World War II to bring to life this monumental time. Read the stories of fear, courage and hope of the soldiers fighting on land, at sea, and in the air and the civilians on the home front. Learn about the build-up to war and how the conflict has shaped the modern world. Remarkable film footage on the accompanying DVD brings the stories to life and maps, charts, and timelines provide instant information on the course of events. Nº de ref. de la librería 333667
Descripción Dorling Kindersley Publishers, 2008. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P111405328711