The Resource Blood and ruins : the last imperial war, 1931-1945, Richard Overy

Blood and ruins : the last imperial war, 1931-1945, Richard Overy

Label
Blood and ruins : the last imperial war, 1931-1945
Title
Blood and ruins
Title remainder
the last imperial war, 1931-1945
Statement of responsibility
Richard Overy
Title variation
Last imperial war, 1931-1945
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A thought-provoking and original reassessment of World War II, from Britain's leading military historian Richard Overy sets out in Blood and Ruins to recast the way in which we view the Second World War and its origins and aftermath. As one of Britain's most decorated and respected World War II historians, he argues that this was the "last imperial war," with almost a century-long lead-up of global imperial expansion, which reached its peak in the territorial ambitions of Italy, Germany and Japan in the 1930s and early 1940s, before descending into the largest and costliest war in human history and the end, after 1945, of all territorial empires. Overy also argues for a more global perspective on the war, one that looks broader than the typical focus on military conflict between the Allied and Axis states. Above all, Overy explains the bitter cost for those involved in fighting, and the exceptional level of crime and atrocity that marked the war and its protracted aftermath--which extended far beyond 1945. Blood and Ruins is a masterpiece, a new and definitive look at the ultimate struggle over the future of the global order, which will compel us to view the war in novel and unfamiliar ways. Thought-provoking, original and challenging, Blood and Ruins sets out to understand the war anew"--
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Overy, R. J
Dewey number
940.53
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D743
LC item number
.O937 2022
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Imperialism
Label
Blood and ruins : the last imperial war, 1931-1945, Richard Overy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "First published in hardcover in Great Britain by Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Random House Ltd., London, in 2021"--Title page verso
  • "Maps (pp. xxx-xliii)"--page [xxiv]
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 879-955) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
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Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: 'Blood and ruins'--the age of imperial war -- Nation-empires and global crisis, 1931-40 -- Imperial fantasies, imperial realities, 1940-43 -- The death of the nation-empire, 1942-45 -- Mobilizing a total war -- Fighting the war -- War economies: economies at war -- Just wars? Unjust wars? -- Civilian wars -- The emotional geography of war -- Crimes and atrocities -- Empires into nations: a different global age
Control code
on1293449973
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
xxvii, 990 pages
Isbn
9780670025169
Lccn
2022002771
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1293449973
Label
Blood and ruins : the last imperial war, 1931-1945, Richard Overy
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "First published in hardcover in Great Britain by Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Random House Ltd., London, in 2021"--Title page verso
  • "Maps (pp. xxx-xliii)"--page [xxiv]
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 879-955) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: 'Blood and ruins'--the age of imperial war -- Nation-empires and global crisis, 1931-40 -- Imperial fantasies, imperial realities, 1940-43 -- The death of the nation-empire, 1942-45 -- Mobilizing a total war -- Fighting the war -- War economies: economies at war -- Just wars? Unjust wars? -- Civilian wars -- The emotional geography of war -- Crimes and atrocities -- Empires into nations: a different global age
Control code
on1293449973
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
xxvii, 990 pages
Isbn
9780670025169
Lccn
2022002771
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1293449973

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