- Publisher: Time-Life Books, Inc.; Retail (Not Ex Libris) edition (1978)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B000MC7H4I
- Product Dimensions: 19 x 16 x 13 inches
- Shipping Weight: 50 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #892,412 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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World War II (39 Volume Set) Hardcover – 1978
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What makes this collection valuable is the way the books are organized, both as a set and each individual volume. ALL facets of World War II are covered. While some volumes exclusively cover obvious topics such as the Battle of Britain and D-Day; other volumes are dedicated entirely to lesser-known topics like: "Prisoners of War", "War in the Outposts" (battles in remote areas), "Battles for Scandinavia", "The Secret War" (spies/espionage) and several volumes focusing on the home fronts of Italy, Germany, Japan and the US.
Each volume is broken down into several chapters. Each chapter leads with a mini table-of-contents with several text lines pulled from various part of the chapter. I found these little teasers to be very effective in compelling me to read the book rather than just look at the pictures. But, I must admit, it is the multitude of pictures and the quality of the pictures (several in color) that really sold me on this collection ... they are simply captivating.Read more ›
When I purchased them, WWII had ended just over 30 years ago,and so seemed to me to be a monumental historical recent event. I wanted to learn as much as I could about the war. The books are very informative and interesting. If you have an interest in WWII and can obtain the complete set in good condition I think you will be pleased.
We moved in June 2013 and the books have been packed away in boxes now for some five months. I just got them out and placed in a new bookcase which I why I happened to write a review so many years after purchase. I went online to see if the 39 books I have represented the total or if I may have some more books still boxed. All present and accounted for.
And,I was very surprised, and happy to see that an extra book was sent along to me, as a gift. Thank you so much! I would recommend your company to everyone!!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Received only one book when I was supposed to receive 39. Had to send that one book back for refund. Hope that works out ok.Published 2 months ago by R. Roller
The seller shipped them to arrive too late to give for Christmas so gave the gift over Easter Break. He loved them.
I was very pleased with my purchase of the World War II 39 Volume set. The tracking of the shipment went very smoothly, it arrived on time, and the books were in excellent... Read morePublished on December 26, 2012 by Wayne Sanderson