Causes, Course and Outcomes of World War Two
By (author) John Plowright
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Causes, Course and Outcomes of World War Two by John Plowright
Book DescriptionIn the longer perspective, even the most momentous events can appear to lose coherence and significance. However, such was the impact of World War Two that even more than sixty years after its end, interest in the origins, course and consequences of the war continues to increase and generate debate. In this essential introductory guide, John Plowright casts a critical eye over the mass of literature that surrounds the conflict, focusing on key topics such as: - Nazi foreign policy and appeasement - the Fall of France - Operation Barbarossa and the Allied strategic bombing offensive - the impact of the war on Britain's international position and on American society - the movement towards European integration. This timely book provides an approachable synthesis of the scholarship relating to the causes, course and outcomes of the Second World War. It is ideal for all those in danger of drowning in the ocean of print on the subject and who wish to gain an understanding of the central issues and debates.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333793442
(223mm x 141mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 22-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John Plowright
Causes, Course and Outcomes of World War Two, Paperback (November 2006)
Plowright presents the war as two distinct but overlapping conflicts (one European, the other Far Eastern), considering neither as merely a prelude to the Cold War, but critically examining their general impact and their relationship with that phenomenon. This timely textbook represents an approachable synthesis of the literature on the subject.
Routledge Dictionary of Modern British History, Hardback (June 2006)
Covering the Romantic age to the twenty-first century, this color text is meant for A-level students and first year undergraduates, as well as those interested in the history of the United Kingdom. It includes: Prime Ministers; protest movements; 'the Troubles' and the journey towards a fragile peace in Northern Ireland; and military conflicts.
Regency England, Paperback (March 1996)» View all books by John Plowright
This clear introduction to British history and politics at the emergence of the 'modern' period sheds new light on the early years of the nineteenth century, a period of revolution, reaction and reform.
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Author Biography - John Plowright
JOHN PLOWRIGHT was former Head of History, and is currently Master of the Scholars, at Repton School, UK. His previous publications include The Routledge Dictionary of Modern British Political History.
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