World War II: The Rest of the Story and How It Affects You Today, 1930 to September 11, 2001 (Uncle Eric Book)
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 terrorism" that began September 11, 2001.
To improve the student's learning experience, also purchase the student study guide for "World War II" titled "A Bluestocking Guide: World War II" also available through Amazon.
Can be used for courses in World History, U.S. History, International Relations, Economics, Business, Finance, and Government.
This is part two of a two-part series on the world wars. For part one, check out "World War I: The Rest of the Story and How It Affects You Today" also available through Amazon.
Table of Contents for "World War II" 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
Penetrate the Propaganda
By Patrick Carroll - April 29, 2007
It's funny--there's a stereotype that politicians are all liars, yet anytime someone suggests that the government is lying to us, we quickly dismiss that as a ridiculous conspiracy theory.
Well, this book is not about a conspiracy theory; it's about World War II. And as the title says, it tells the other side of the story--the side you don't get from mainstream history books, most of which have been tainted by propaganda and thus offer only a very biased view of the facts.
As the author points out, no book is unbiased. If you're looking for pure objectivity, you'd better stick to math and science; you sure won't find it in history. Maybury is admittedly biased, and he explains right up front what his bias is so that the reader won't be deceived.
Some books may be more "patriotic" than this one, if your idea of patriotism is "my country, right or wrong." But, to borrow a scene from the movie The Matrix, you can choose the red pill or the blue pill:... read more
Impetus for Thought
By W. Thoams - July 1, 2006
If you truly believe that questioning the ultimate motives for war is unpatriotic, then do not read this book. If you have the courage to accept there actually are two sides to every story, then this book is for you. The previous review takes quotes from this book entirely out of context ... whether you agree or not, this book does actually warrant investigation.
Fascinating reading, for both good and bad reasons.
By R. Sardrena - April 11, 2013
Though the "Uncle Eric" series of books pertain to a discussion of history and other topics, they should never be regarded as textbooks or serious scholarly research. They are framed as an uncle's series of letters to an inquisitive twelve-year-old nephew. If they are taken in that light - as a fairly well-informed layman's opinions about these subjects - they are acceptable. The bibliographic references, for example, cite many "lightweight" sources - such a Discovery Channel program the putative uncle might have seen one evening. Inevitably, someone will give them greater credence than they deserve however... and there's the problem.
On the positive side, author Maybury attacks some familiar canards about World War II - particularly the notion that Hitler's Germany could have conquered the world. He forcefully makes the point that Germany lacked the industrial output or population to defeat the U.K./U.S.S.R. alliance alone, much less an alliance joined by the U.S. He... read more
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