Great Battles of World War II: John MacDonald

John MacDonald, Author, John Hackett, Author, John Hackett, Foreword by MacMillan Publishing Company $35 (192p) ISBN 978-0-02-577350-9
In addition to such traditional inclusions as the Battle of Britain, Guadalcanal, Midway and the Normandy Campaign, MacDonald (Great Battlefields of the World covers Dunkirk, the sinking of the Bismarck and the battle for Malta in this pictorial overview. Imphal/Kohima in the Burma campaign and Kursk, the biggest tank battle in historywell known to military-history buffs but otherwise relatively obscureare also treated here. MacDonald's presentation is unusually attractive: a few well-chosen words establish the strategical context, followed by a succinct account of the battle or campaign itself, all this profusely illustrated with maps, panoramic paintings, photos (among them, pictures of opposing leaders, with minibios) and battlefield ""models''the application of computer graphics to the topography in question. BOMC dividend selection, History Book Club featured alternate. (November 5)
Reviewed on: 10/28/1986
Release date: 11/01/1986
Hardcover - 192 pages - 978-1-56138-329-0
Hardcover - 192 pages - 978-0-7651-9336-0
Paperback - 192 pages - 978-0-02-044463-3
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