December 1941 : twelve days that began a world war / Evan Mawdsley.
By: Mawdsley, Evan.Material type: BookPublisher: New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, 2012Description: ix, 347 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780300187878 (pbk.); 0300187874 (pbk.).Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 | World War, 1939-1945 -- United StatesDDC classification: 940.53 Summary: Early December 1941, argues this book, saw a sequence of events that proved to be the turning point in World War II & a defining moment in the course of the century: the entry of Japan into the conflict, the end of US isolationism, the first great Red Army counterattack & the secret unleashing of the Holocaust.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
In far-flung locations around the globe, an unparalleled sequence of international events took place between December 1 and December 12, 1941. In this riveting book, historian Evan Mawdsley explores how the story unfolded. He demonstrates how these dramatic events marked a turning point not only in the course of World War II but also in the direction of the entire century.
On Monday, December 1, 1941, the Japanese government made its final decision to attack Britain and America. In the following days, the Red Army launched a counterthrust in Moscow while the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and invaded Malaya. By December 12, Hitler had declared war on the United States, the collapse of British forces in Malaya had begun, and Hitler had secretly laid out his policy of genocide. Churchill was leaving London to meet Roosevelt as Anthony Eden arrived in Russia to discuss the postwar world with Stalin. Combined, these occurrences brought about a "new war," as Churchill put it, with Japan and America deeply involved and Russia resurgent. This book, a truly international history, examines the momentous happenings of December 1941 from a variety of perspectives. It shows that their significance is clearly understood only when they are viewed together.
Originally published: 2011.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Early December 1941, argues this book, saw a sequence of events that proved to be the turning point in World War II & a defining moment in the course of the century: the entry of Japan into the conflict, the end of US isolationism, the first great Red Army counterattack & the secret unleashing of the Holocaust.
Table of contents provided by Syndetics
- List of Illustrations and Maps (p. vi)
- List of Terms and Abbreviations (p. viii)
- Introduction (p. 1)
- 1 1 December. Japan, Germany and the Coming World War (p. 6)
- 2 1 December. The Fight to the Death in Russia (p. 25)
- 3 1 December. London, Libya and the Dangers of the Far East (p. 48)
- 4 1 December. Washington, magic and the Japanese Peril (p. 64)
- 5 2 December. Two Doomed Battleships in Singapore (p. 80)
- 6 3 December. The Presidents Secret Promise (p. 92)
- 7 4 December. Hitler and Japan's War of Conquest (p. 102)
- 8 5 December. The Lull Before Two Storms (p. 121)
- 9 6 December. General Zhukov Throws in his Armies (p. 131)
- 10 7 December. Date of Infamy: Japan's Undeclared Wars in Malaya and Hawaii (p. 152)
- 11 8 December. The Beginning of the End of the British Empire (p. 189)
- 12 9 December. FDR Begins the American Century (p. 215)
- 13 10 December. Force 'Z' and the Malayan Tragedy (p. 227)
- 14 11 December. Hider's War on America (p. 242)
- 15 12 December. World War and the Destruction of the Jews (p. 257)
- 16 Aftermath. The New War and a New World (p. 266)
- List of Participants (p. 288)
- Notes (p. 291)
- Select Bibliography (p. 327)
- Index (p. 337)