Книга: Gerhard L. Weinberg «World War II»

World War II

Серия: "A Very Short Introduction"

The enormous loss of life and physical destruction caused by the First World War led people to hope that there would never be another such catastrophe. How then did it come about that there was a Second World War causing twice the 30 million deaths and many times more destruction as had been caused in the previous conflict? In this Very Short Introduction, Gerhard L. Weinberg provides an introduction to the origins, course, and impact of the war on those who fought and the ordinary citizens who lived through it. Starting by looking at the inter-war years and the German invasion of Poland in September 1939, he examines how the war progressed by examining a number of key events, including the war in the West in 1940, Barbarossa, The German Invasion of the Soviet Union, the expansion of Japan's war with China, developments on the home front, and the Allied victory from 1944-45. Exploring the costs and effects of the war, Weinberg concludes by considering the long-lasting mark World War II has left on society today. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Издательство: "Oxford University Press" (2014)

ISBN: 978-0-19-968877-7

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Gerhard L. Weinberg

Gerhard Ludwig Weinberg (* 1. Januar 1928 in Hannover) ist ein US-amerikanischer Historiker. Seine Arbeiten befassten sich mit dem Zweiten Weltkrieg.



Als Jude wurde er in seiner Kindheit verfolgt. Im Alter von zehn Jahren emigrierte seine Familie nach Großbritannien und 1941 in die Vereinigten Staaten in den Bundesstaat New York. Nach seinem militärischen Einsatz 1946–1947 in der US-Armee während der Besatzungszeit in Japan folgte seine akademische Ausbildung. 1948 erhielt er am N.Y. State College for Teachers den Bachelor. Das Studium führte ihn weiter an die University of Chicago, wo er 1949 den Master und 1951 das Ph.D. erhielt.

1951 bis 1954 war Weinberg wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an der Columbia University. Er unterrichtete auch an der University of Chicago, an der University of Kentucky (1957–1959) und an der University of Michigan (1959–1974) bevor 1974 er an der University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill zum Professor für Geschichte ernannt wurde. 1996 ging Weinberg in die Rente


Weinbergs Publikationen wurden mit dem George Louis Beer-Preis der American Historical Association, dem Halverson-Preis der Western Association for German Studies, dem Distinguished Book Award of the Society for Military History (1995) und dem Herbert Hoover Buchpreis (1994) ausgezeichnet. Darüber hinaus entdeckte er Hitlers sogenanntes „Zweites Buch“, welches er 1961 veröffentlichte.


  • Hitlers zweites Buch. 1961
  • Eine Welt in Waffen. Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1995


Источник: Gerhard L. Weinberg

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