From highly respected field academic Gordon Martel, The World War Two Reader is a rare work that provides a complete and up-to-date overview of the recent historiography on World War Two. Huge in scope, both geographically and thematically, this excellent reader examines twenty-one articles by some of the best known and most innovative scholars in the field. Taking a global approach, Martel discusses all aspects of the war including: * the military aspect * the political and strategic backdrop * ideology * gender and women's roles * the home front * social aspects. Including a comprehensive introduction, chronology, guides to key terms and figures, and introductions to chapters providing context and historiographical background, The World War Two Reader provides wide ranging and innovative reading for all students of the history of the modern world.
Gordon Martel is Professor and Chair of History at the University of North British Columbia. His books for Routledge include Origins of the Second World War Reconsidered (1999) and American Foreign Relations Reconsidered: 1890-1993 (1994).