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Cry havoc : how the arms race drove the world to war, 1931-1941

Author: Joseph A Maiolo
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Did the arms race of the 1930s cause the Second World War? In Cry Havoc, historian Joseph Maiolo shows, in rich detail, how the deadly game of the arms race was played out in the decade prior to the outbreak of the Second World War. In this exhaustively researched account, he explores how nations reacted to the moves of their rivals, revealing the thinking of those making the key decisions--Hitler, Mussolini,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph A Maiolo
ISBN: 9780465011148 0465011144
OCLC Number: 466335156
Description: xiv, 473 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Deep war and Red militarism --
Colonel Ishiwara goes to Manchuria --
"Rearm and get ready" --
"We are moving among giants" --
"Should we accept the rearmament of Germany?" --
The military-industrial complex --
The naval arms races begin --
"We have reached a plateau" --
Guns and butter --
"Next time we'll urge on the other side" --
"They are serious, the Englishmen" --
"--A different kind of nation"? --
The great acceleration, 1938-39 --
"The acid test--
is whether anyone is ready to disarm" --
"Miracles cannot happen" --
Wars of rapid decision? --
"Is total war, then, the path to freedom?" --
Conclusion: The race goes on.
Responsibility: Joseph Maiolo.

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A leading military historian chronicles the global arms race of the 1930s as it led inexorably to the unleashing of the dogs of war  Read more...

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Richard Overy, author of Why the Allies Won "The issues surrounding the rearmament of the major powers before World War II are immensely complex, bound up not only with the conventional problems of Read more...

 
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Hitler -- not an arms race.

by JohnOgden (WorldCat user published 2012-12-11) Poor Permalink

When Hitler came to power, there was going to be a big European War....
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