This World War II atlas combines insightful and lucid prose with a brilliant collection of maps and photos

THE EVENT THAT SHAPED THE WORLD WE KNOW TODAY

ATLAS OF WORLD WAR II: HISTORY’S GREATEST CONFLICT REVEALED THROUGH RARE WARTIME MAPS AND NEW CARTOGRAPHY BY NEIL KAGAN AND STEPHEN G. HYSLOP (2018) 255 PAGES ★★★★★

Maps like this one from the National Geographic are common in overall accounts of World War II. (It shows the full extent of Nazi domination in Europe as Allied troops flooded into its territories beginning in 1944.) The historical atlas reviewed here offers an abundance of both rare historical maps from the period and new ones that depict the major events of the conflict, giving an accurate picture of the action that altered large-scale maps like this. Image: National Geographic

A BOOK ORGANIZED FROM AN AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE

  • Prelude to War — 1941 (Blitzkrieg)
  • Prelude to War — 1943 (War in the Pacific)
  • 1942–1944 (Breaking Hitler’s Grip)
  • 1944–1945 (Victory Over Germany)
  • 1943–1945 (Defeating Japan)

A BEAUTIFULLY CONSTRUCTED, LARGE-FORMAT BOOK

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

NEIL KAGAN

Neil Kagan. Image: Audible.com

STEPHEN G. HYSLOP

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Mal Warwick

Mal Warwick

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