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Origins of the Second World War : an international perspective

Origins of the Second World War : an international perspective

Author: Frank McDonough
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum International Pub. Group, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
From the publisher. Many major world events have occurred since the last key anniversary of the beginning of the Second World War, and these events have had a dramatic impact on the international stage: 9/11, the Iraq War, climate change and the world economic crisis. This is an opportune moment to bring together a group of major international experts who will offer a series of new interpretations of the key aspects  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank McDonough
ISBN: 9781441164438 144116443X 9781441185938 1441185933
OCLC Number: 535494685
Description: xii, 535 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The Versailles settlement : the start of the road to the Second World War? / Alan Sharp --
The League of Nations : an idea before its time? / Ruth Henig --
An ideological genealogy of imperial era Japanese militarism / M.G. Sheftall --
Italian foreign policy and the road to war 1918-39 : ambitions and delusions of the least of the great powers / R.J.B. Bosworth --
The failure of detente? : German-French relations between Stresemann and Hitler, 1929-32 / Conan Fischer --
Hitler, German foreign policy and the road to war : a German perspective / Lars Ludicke --
Germany's twisted road to war, 1919-39 / Jurgen Forster --
The Prussian tradition, the myth of the blitzkrieg and the illusion of German military dominance, 1939-41 / Robert M. Citino --
Guilty men? : three British foreign secretaries of the 1930s / David Dutton --
Neville Chamberlain and the consequences of the Churchillian hegemony / John Charmley --
When instinct clouds judgement : Neville Chamberlain and the pursuit of appeasement with Nazi Germany, 1937-9 / Frank McDonough --
Missed opportunities? : intelligence and the British road to war / Kevin Quinlan and Calder Walton --
Appeasement : a critical evaluation seventy years on / Jeffrey Record --
A very English Channel : Britain and French appeasement / Robert J. Young --
Politics, strategy and economics : a comparative analysis of British and French 'Appeasement' / Talbot Imlay --
Neutrality 'de jour' : Switzerland and the Italo-Abyssinian War of 1935-6 / Neville Wylie and Marco Wyss --
The European neutrals and the Second World War / Efraim Karsh --
The international dimensions of the Spanish Civil War / Enrique Moradiellos --
The Middle East and the coming of war / T.G. Fraser --
The 'Jewish Question' and its impact on international affairs, 1914-39 / Mark Levene --
The Sudeten Crisis of 1938 : Benes and Munich / Milan Hauner --
Poland and the origins of the Second World War / Piotr S. Wandycz --
Poland, the 'Danzig Question' and the outbreak of the Second World War / Anita J. Prazmowska --
Stalin and the outbreak of the Second World War / Geoffrey Roberts --
American isolationism and the coming of the Second World War / Manfred Jonas --
A pivotal power : the United States and the international system of the inter-war period / Patrick O. Cohrs --
Japanese foreign policy and the outbreak of the Asia-Pacific War : the search of a modus vivendi in US-Japanese relations after July 1941 / Haruo Iguchi --
Economics and the origins of the Second World War / Richard J. Overy --
Historians at war / Anthony Adamthwaite.
Responsibility: edited by Frank McDonough.
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A collection of articles that offers interpretations of the key aspects of the origins of the Second World War. It includes chaptesr that are based on archival research. It is suitable for general  Read more...


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