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Engineers of victory : the problem solvers who turned the tide in the Second World War / Paul Kennedy.

Authors: Kennedy, Paul M., 1945-
Call number: 940.54 KEN
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2013.
Publication date: c2013.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations.
Naval convoys -- Atlantic Ocean -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations.
Bombing, Aerial -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Amphibious operations.
Amphibious warfare -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area.
Germany -- Armed Forces -- Organization.
Germany -- Armed Forces -- History -- World War, 1939-1945.
Title: Engineers of victory : the problem solvers who turned the tide in the Second World War / Paul Kennedy.
Edition: 1st ed.
Physical description: xxvi, 436 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents note: How to get convoys safely across the Atlantic -- How to win command of the air -- How to stop a blitzkrieg -- How to seize an enemy-held shore -- How to defeat the "tyranny of distance" -- Conclusion: problem solving in history
Summary note: "Engineers of Victory" is a new account of how the tide was turned against the Nazis by the Allies in the Second World War, the focus being on the problem-solvers: Major-General Perry Hobart, who invented the "funny tanks" which flattened the curve on the D-Day beaches; Flight Lieutenant Ronnie Harker "the man who put the Merlin in the Mustang"; and Captain "Johnny" Walker, the convoy captain who worked out how to sink U-boats with a "creeping barrage".
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [379]-416) and index.
ISBN: 9781400067619 (alk. paper) :
1400067618 (alk. paper)
LCCN: 2012024284
Url for this record: http://sherloc.indypl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1412733
Bib No.: 1412733

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