Wars create pivotal points in the human record, defining our leaders as well as changing the lives of ordinary families and citizens. Whether fighting for independence, forging alliances, making a play for dominance, or battling a global threat, history is shaped when nations go to war. Unfortunately, civilization has not yet moved beyond resorting to war in an attempt to settle conflict.
Through involving investigations of how the peace of World War I led to World War II, or insightful comparisons of U.S. past involvement in Southeast Asia with the Iraq War, World at War helps students and researchers develop a deeper, critical appreciation of both America's history and total human involvement and costs of war across the globe. The exclusive Idea Exchange sections offer students the opportunity to model their research writing upon thesis-driven, peer-reviewed scholarly essays about various topics, and present more than one informed perspective on each subject as well.
This freshly updated online database provides users with the most authoritative accounts of the past wars that have shaped our world, as well as up-to-date information regarding the conflicts that continue to take a toll on the world's population.
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