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World War II: The Rest of the Story and How It Affects You Today

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The explosion of the battleship Maine in Havana Harbor in 1898 was the beginning of a chain reaction that eventually led to the destruction of the World Trade center and still continues today.

In his two-part World War series, author Richard J. Maybury explains that an unbroken line leads directly from the Spanish-Vietnam War, the Iraq-Kuwait War, and the "War on Terror" that began September 11, 2001.

Mr. Maybury explains the other side of the story, the side you are not likely to get anywhere else.  In World War II: The Rest of the Story and How It Affects You Today, which focuses on the years 1935 to September 11, 2001, Mr. Maybury presents an idea-based explanation of the Second World War. He focuses on events in the Second World War and how our misunderstanding of this war led to America's subsequent wars, including the Korean and Vietnam Wars, the Iraq-Kuwait War, and the "War on Terror".

Mr. Maybury also explains how these ideas and events are today the reasons why the U.S. Government gets into so many wars in far corners of the globe.

Using the epistolary style of writing (using letters to tell a story), Mr. Maybury plays the part of an economist (Uncle Eric) writing a series of letters to his niece or nephew (Chris). Using stories and examples, Mr. Maybury gives interesting and clear explanations of topics that are generally thought to be too difficult for anyone but experts.

Mr. Maybury warns, "beware of anyone who tells you a topic is above you or better left to experts. Many people are twice as smart as they think they are, but they've been intimidated into believing some topics are above them. You can understand almost anything if it is explained well."

World War II: The Rest of the Story and How It Affects You Todayis the second book in Mr. Maybury's two-part World War series and focuses on the years 1935 to September 11, 2001. The first book is World War I: The Rest of the Story and How It Affects You Today


BOOK DETAILS

Paperback.  349 pages, quality paper, 8.5 x 5.5 inches.

Reading level: Ages 14 through Adult.

Course Uses:  Can be used for courses in World History, U.S. History, International Relations, Economics, Business, Finance, and Government.

Corresponding student study guide: A Bluestocking Guide: World War II

Series Information: World War I: The Rest of the Story and How It Affects You Today is part of the 11 book series: Uncle Eric's Model of How The World Works.
Though there is a recommended order of reading for the series, the books can be read in any order, and each have been written to stand alone.

World War II: The Rest of the Story and How It Affects You Todayis the second book in Mr. Maybury's two-part World War series and focuses on the years 1935 to September 11, 2001. The first book is World War I: The Rest of the Story and How It Affects You Today



Table of Contents for World War II: The Rest of the Story and How It Affects You Today

Author's Disclosure
Cast of Characters
Timeline

Part One: Who Were The Good Guys?
1. The Main Theater of the War
2. Good Guys Against Bad Guys
3. Not Six Million
4. World War II Was Nothing New
5. Millions
6. Britain Was A White Hat?
7. British Conquests
8. P.T. Barnum Knew
9. British Area Bombing
10. Two Questions

Part Two: First Rumblings
11. When Did The War Begin?
12. Appeasement and Comparative Brutality
13. Carving Up Central Europe

Part Three: The U.S. Enters the War
14. The French versus the French
15. Significance of the Higgins Boat
16. Only Genghis Khan Did It
17. The Solution
18. Events Leading to Pearl Harbor
19. Hiding Facts about the Brawl
20. The Great World War II Myth
FDR's Pearl Harbor Speech
21. A Secret Agreement
22. Why Did The Japanese Attack?
23. Pearl Harbor: FDR's Deceit
24. The Flying Tigers and B-17 Bombers
25. "Caught With Their Pants Down"
26. Planes Parked Too Close Together
27. The Prokofiev Seamount
28. The Necessary Sacrifice?
29. You've Seen The Photos

Part Four: The Economics of the War
30. The Myth of German Might
31. Focus On The Eastern Front
32. Of Photographs and Weather
33. German Production of Weapons
34. Germany's Unknown Second Army
35. Tank Treads, Trucks and Submarines
36. Germany's Wonder Weapons
37. Oil and Rifles
38. Americans Were Less Intelligent?
39. The Bookings Revelation
40. Russia Invaded by Keystone Kops
41. Omaha Beach, Bravery versus Heroism

Part Five: The USG Makes It Worse
42. The German Underground
43. Unconditional Surrender
44. Why Did Roosevelt Do It?
45. Rarely Questioned
46. Why Was Nagasaki Bombed?
47. 105 Aircraft Carriers
48. Surrender Near
49. Fierce Fighters
50. The Russians React
51. The Soviet Uprising

Part Six: Effect On Us Today
52. Arm Any Gangster
53. September 11th and the Destruction of the World Trade Center
54. Blowback
55. MAD
56. Policeman of the World
57. Summary

Part Seven: Final Thoughts About War
58. The Needless Deaths of 35 Million
59. The Normal Conditions of Humans
60. The Cause of War
61. Minor League to Emperor of the World

Appendix
Bibliography and Suggested Reading
Suggested Listening
Suggested Viewing
Glossary
About Richard J. Maybury
Index

Index of Maps
Map of Europe
British and Russian Empire
Expansion of the Russian Empirev Conquered by European Regimes
Washington's Pacific Bases in 1940
San Diego, Pearl Harbor, Japan
Japan, Bungo Strait
Prokofiev Seamount
Rebel-held Territories during WWII
Axis versus Allies