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Pure Grit - Mary Cronk Farrell; Diane Carlson Evans (Foreword by)
ISBN: 1419710281
Publication Date: 2014-02-25

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Courage Has No Color - Tanya Lee Stone
ISBN: 0763651176
Publication Date: 2013-01-22

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Beyond Courage - Doreen Rappaport
ISBN: 0763629766
Publication Date: 2012-09-11

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Rescuing the Children - Deborah Hodge
ISBN: 1770492569
Publication Date: 2012-10-09

Kamikazes - Earle Rice
ISBN: 1560063734
Publication Date: 1999-06-30

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World War II - James H. Madison
ISBN: 0195161769
Publication Date: 2009-11-13

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Rosie the Riveter - Penny Colman
ISBN: 0517885670
Publication Date: 1998-02-10


World War II

World War II, also called Second World War,  conflict that involved virtually every part of the world during the years 1939–45. The players were the Axis powers—Germany, Italy, and Japan—and the Allies—France, Great Britain, the United States, the Soviet Union, and, to a lesser extent, China. The war was in many respects a continuation, after an uneasy 20-year hiatus, of the disputes left unsettled by World War I. The 40,000,000–50,000,000 deaths incurred in World War II make it the bloodiest conflict, as well as the largest war, in history.


Crash Course World History: World War II


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World War II Resources

  • The Art of War
    • World War II is depicted in various works of art at Great Britain's National Archives. The three main sections of this online exhibit are illustrations, propaganda and valor and gallantry.
  • World War II Statistics
    • Investigate statistics about deaths, number of soldiers serving in the military, bombs dropped, airplanes shot down, and more.
  • World War II: Theaters of War
    • Explore theaters of war in this online interactive exhibition on World War II. The exhibition is divided into six theaters or sections that concentrate on different areas of the world affected by the war.
  • World War II History from the National WWII Museum
    • This museum in New Orleans explore the contributions of world leaders and extraordinary courage of everyday people. Uniforms, weapons, photographs, and diaries are among the more than 100,000 artifacts.
  • Eye Witness Accounts of WWII
    • Visit World War Two with this thorough collection of eyewitness accounts.
  • Great Depression and WWII, 1929-1945
    • Overview of WWII with links to information on Japanese Internment Camps and Women Defense Worksers

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eBooks @ CCS Library

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For the Good of Mankind? - Vicki Oransky Wittenstein
ISBN: 1467716618
Publication Date: 2013-01-01

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Hidden Like Anne Frank - Marcel Prins; Peter Henk Steenhuis; Laura WATKINSON (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0545543630
Publication Date: 2014-03-25

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The Nazi Hunters - Neal Bascomb
ISBN: 0545562392
Publication Date: 2013-08-27

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Encyclopedia of Media and Propaganda in Wartime America - Martin J. Manning; Clarence R. Wyatt
ISBN: 9781598842289
Publication Date: 2010-12-01

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World War II - James H. Madison
ISBN: 0195161769
Publication Date: 2009-11-13


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