The causes, events and legacy of World War II are the subjects of this 2-vol. set. Part of the U·X·LR World War II Reference Library, World War II: Almanac provides extensive background information and includes contrary viewpoints that are presented in an objective manner. Students will read about the climate before the war, important battles, scientific developments, civilian experiences and how the world was different at war’s end. The 17subject chapters include: Holocaust, The Allies and the Axis, Spies and Scientists, the Defeat of Germany, and more. Also included are sidebars, glossary, timeline, sources for further study and an index.