Atlas of World War II: History’s Greatest Conflict Revealed Through Rare Wartime Maps and New Cartography by Stephen G. Hyslop and Neil Kagan (foreword by Kenneth W. Rendell) is a hardcover book featuring maps, photographs, documents,and eyewitness accounts.
- 256 pages
- Publisher: National Geographic
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1426219717
At first, Atlas of World War II: History’s Greatest Conflict Revealed Through Rare Wartime Maps and New Cartography by Stephen G. Hyslop and Neil Kagan (foreword by Kenneth W. Rendell) looked like a coffee table book, but once you open it up you can tell it’s something much, much more. This lavish book has many maps, both new and old, rare documents, and interesting details about World War II.
I thought this book was incredible, it covers all theaters of the war, provides copies of the maps the generals used (along with their notes on them), a bunch of propaganda and just interesting tidbits along the way. The book is fun to browse at, find an interesting section and delve into it. Frankly I found the whole book very compelling – especially if you like maps.
This is a National Geographic book, but it certainly does remind me of the TimeLife books which were very popular many years ago. Having access to maps that were studied by the soldiers and offices in the field, both Allies and Axis, allows readers to see another aspect of the war. Frankly, I could look at this book for hours and see something new every time.
Zohar — Man of la Book
Disclaimer: I got this book for free.
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