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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 25 new and published books in the subject of Second World War — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Women in Nazi Society

    By Jill Stephenson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    This fascinating book examines the position of women under the Nazis. The National Socialist movement was essentially male-dominated, with a fixed conception of the role women should play in society; while man was the warrior and breadwinner, woman was to be the homemaker and childbearer. The Nazi...

    Published July 4th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Mothers in the Fatherland

    Women, the Family and Nazi Politics

    By Claudia Koonz

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    From extensive research, including a remarkable interview with the unrepentant chief of Hitler’s Women’s Bureau, this book traces the roles played by women – as followers, victims and resisters – in the rise of Nazism. Originally publishing in 1987, it is an important contribution to the...

    Published July 4th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Nazi Organisation of Women

    By Jill Stephenson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    The Nazi’s were implacably opposed to feminism and women’s independence. Rosa Luxemburg became a symbol of all that most horrified them in German society, in particular because of her involvement in active politics. Nazi ideology saw women in the activist role of 'wives, mothers and home-makers',...

    Published April 10th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Women Workers in the Second World War

    Production and Patriarchy in Conflict

    By Penny Summerfield

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    The Second World War is often seen as a period of emancipation, because of the influx of women into paid work, and because the state took steps to relieve women of domestic work. This study challenges such a picture. The state approached the removal of women from the domestic sphere with extreme...

    Published April 10th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Out of the Cage

    Women's Experiences in Two World Wars

    By Gail Braybon, Penny Summerfield

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    Originally published in 1987, Out of the Cage brings vividly to life the experiences of working women from all social groups in the two World Wars. Telling a fascinating story, the authors emphasise what the women themselves have had to say, in diaries, memoirs, letters and recorded interviews...

    Published March 21st 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Holocaust

    The Third Reich and the Jews, 2nd Edition

    By David Engel

    Series: Seminar Studies

    Fully revised and updated, this second edition includes: · A much expanded selection of original documents, many never before anthologised in English · Added treatment of the role of non-Germans in the Holocaust and the geographical variations in Jewish response · Additional...

    Published October 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  7. The Third Reich

    4th Edition

    By D.G. Williamson

    Series: Seminar Studies

    Since publication of the first edition in 1982, David Williamson's The Third Reich has become established as one of the most successful books in the Seminar Studies in History series. The author draws on up-to-date scholarship to guide students through the maze of historical...

    Published February 24th 2011 by Routledge

  8. The Second World War on the Eastern Front

    By Lee Baker

    Series: Seminar Studies

    Russia's engagement with Germany on the Eastern Front during World War II was ferocious, unprecedented and bloody, costing millions of civilian and military lives. In this challenging new book, Lee Baker distinguishes myth from reality and deflates the idea that this war, while gargantuan in scale,...

    Published July 30th 2009 by Routledge

  9. The Second World War in Europe

    Second Edition

    By S.P. Mackenzie

    Series: Seminar Studies

    This is an updated edition of the first truly concise introduction to the history of World War II in the West. The author, S. P. MacKenzie traces the major events on both fighting front and home front, explaining what happened and, just as importantly, why the balance of fortunes swung first...

    Published May 7th 2009 by Routledge

  10. The Origins of the Second World War

    3rd Edition

    By R. J. Overy

    Series: Seminar Studies

    The book explores the reasons why the Second World War broke out in September 1939 and not sooner, and why a European war expanded into world war by 1941. The war has usually been seen simply as Hitler’s war and yet the wider conflict that broke out when Germany invaded Poland was not the war...

    Published July 10th 2008 by Routledge