A great introduction to a pivotal historical period and the leaders who shaped it. The first two chapters of this informative reference tell the story of the major events in the war, including the prelude to war, the initiation of hostilities, the most important battles, the military strategies and counter-strategies, Allied victory, and the rebuilding of Europe and the emergence of a new world order. The subsequent three chapters offer profiles of key Allied and Axis military and political figures. Illustrated primarily with photographs taken during the war itself, this one is sure to ensnare history lovers.
Series: Biographies of War
Interest Level: Grades 7-12
Guided Reading Level: Z
Lexile Level: 1190
ISBN: 9781680480573 (Print) 9781680480597 (E-book)