You're no idiot, of course. You know World War II was the "Good War," when America joined its allies to rid the world of evil. But when it comes to understanding the war and its impact, you feel like you're lost behind enemy lines. Don't surrender yet! From Hitler and Stalin to Roosevelt and Churchill, The Complete Idiot's Guide to World War II arms you with the facts on this vital piece of world history. Beginning in 1939 as a German and Anglo-French conflict and widening to include most of the world, World War II was the most devastating war in history-and changed the world forever. This new edition features: updated and expanded coverage of the fateful D-Day invasion, a timeline of WWII events and major land, sea, and air battles, the entire war from Hitler's rise to power and conquest of Europe, to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the decisive battles of Midway and D Day that turned the tide of the war, and the dropping of the atomic bombs.