World War II on the Web by Richard Jensen
A Guide to the Very Best Sites with free CD-ROM

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Fueled by recent films and TV series such as Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers and popular books by Stephen Ambrose and Tom Brokaw, interest in World War II has soared. As a result of this surge of attention, the number of websites on World War II has exploded. Many are excellent sources of information, but how can they be found among the massive number of sites? Search engines can't tell the good from the bad, making the process of uncovering quality World War II sites a frustrating and time-consuming process of sifting through hundreds of thousands of hits.

But now, web users overwhelmed by this colossal task have a place to turn.

World War II on the Web gives history buffs all the tools they need to zero in on the most useful sites.

The authors-experts in web research-have examined and evaluated thousands of websites. In this new book, they have included only the most well constructed, informative, attractively designed sites on World War II. This book/CD-ROM is modeled on SR Books' bestselling Civil War on the Web, another indispensable guide to exceptional websites.

World War II on the Web includes:
ï Detailed reviews of the top 100+ sites
ï A one- to five-star rating of each site's content, aesthetics, and navigation
ï A list of approximately 150 additional recommended sites including URLs and brief descriptions
ï Free CD-ROM (IBM and MAC compatible) with hotlinks to all sites in the book-the top 100+ sites as well as the 150 additional recommended sites. Users can simply click on the link to be taken to the site they've chosen.

The first part of the book highlights the best 100+ sites and is divided into sections on the following topics: general sites on the war; political and military leaders; European/Atlantic/Mediterranean Theater of Operations; Pacific Theatre of Operations; the soldiers' stories; the homefront; women and African Americans; the Holocaust and war crimes; and unit histories. The second part of World War II on the Web o


About Richard Jensen

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RICHARD JENSEN is Professor of History, Emeritus, at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is the author of The Winning of the Midwest, 1888-1896 (1971) and Illinois: A Bicentenial History (1977, 2001).
Published October 25, 2002 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 224 pages
Genres: History, Computers & Technology, Education & Reference, War. Non-fiction

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Part of the Very Best Sites series, this reference guide rates those containing WWII primary source material.

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Ricks has a distinguished body of work to his credit, but both The Generals and his other work would have greater credibility had he not written one book too many, The Gamble: General Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-08, published on Feb. 10, 2009 by The Penguin Press.

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