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The road to war

Richard Overy with Andrew Wheatcroft.
  • London, England ; New York, N.Y. : Penguin, 1999.
  • Rev. and updated ed., 2nd ed.
  • xix, 443 pages : illustrations maps ; 20 cm.
Subjects
Summary
  • "Many historians, starting with Winston Churchill, have argued that cowardly appeasers in Britain and France sold the Czechs down the river in 1938 and failed to stand up to Hitler until it was far too late." "Such a simplistic, moralizing account, the authors argue, totally ignores developments in Japan, the USA and USSR, and the deep involvement of the Western powers with their empires." "The Road to War analyses the motives and restricted options of all the great combatant nations in the countdown to war. It has now been fully revised, with particular reference to material newly released from the Soviet archives."--BOOK JACKET.
Contents
  • Introduction: 'Who Will Die for Danzig?'
  • 1. Germany
  • 2. Great Britain
  • 3. France
  • 4. Italy
  • 5. Soviet Union
  • 6. Japan
  • 7. United States
  • Conclusion: 'A War of Great Proportions'
  • App. Comparative Military Expenditure and Military Strength.
Other information
  • First published: London, Macmillan, 1989.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 405-425) and index.
ISBN
  • 014028530X
  • 9780140285307
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 00269824
  • OCLC: 41504548
  • OCLC: 41504548