Reading A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II By Gerhard L. Weinberg –

A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II In a new edition featuring a new preface, A World of Arms remains a classic of global history Widely hailed as a masterpiece, this volume remains the first history of World War II to provide a truly global account of the war that encompassed six continents Starting with the changes that restructured Europe and its colonies following the First World War, Gerhard Weinberg sheds new light on every aspect of World War II Actions of the Axis, the Allies, and the Neutrals are covered in every theater of the war More importantly, the global nature of the war is examined, with new insights into how events in one corner of the world helped affect events in often distant areas

About the Author: Gerhard L. Weinberg

Gerhard Ludwig Weinberg is a German born American diplomatic and military historian noted for his studies in the history of World War II Weinberg currently is the William Rand Kenan, Jr Professor Emeritus of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill He has been a member of the history faculty at UNC Chapel Hill since 1974

10 thoughts on “A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II

  1. John Nevola John Nevola says:

    A World At Arms is a masterful scholarly work At nearly 1,000 pages, it takes on the War in all its nuances From a geographical viewpoint,

  2. Loring Wirbel Loring Wirbel says:

    Offering up a single volume history of WW2 is a daunting task that has sunk many a would be historian Do you focus on diplomacy, niche yourse

  3. Luke Luke says:

    This book really should be worth four stars, but the treatment of the Pacific War is shoddy in comparison to the amount of depth given to the w

  4. Avempace Avempace says:

    The most illuminating single volume history of WWII, and one of the very best books on the war, period It has incisive insights that reemerge in

  5. Sandy Sandy says:

    This is supposed to be a classic treatment, but I only ground through about half of it before I gave up Just too dry, and somehow you don t get a f

  6. Albion College Albion College says:

    This is an incredibly thorough, global look at the entire timeline of World War II, from what led to the war through its conclusion There are several

  7. Simon Simon says:

    Reading the old edition, not the new one Superb ability to reflect the global nature of WWII and illustrate the way various theatres affected other one

  8. Eric Suter Eric Suter says:

    An interesting dissection of the political and military drama of WWII, with its focussharply on the political I found the most interesting aspect of the

  9. Shane Clancy Shane Clancy says:

    Ambitious in scope, lacking in heartIn A World At Arms, Weinberg certainly accomplishes his objective to write a truly global history of World War II This

  10. S. S. says:

    possibly deserves the 4 5 but the market of world war II literature is saturated with classics take Inferno The World at War, 1939 1945 5 5, The German War A

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