Visions of Victory
The Hopes of Eight World War II Leaders
By (author) Gerhard L. Weinberg
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Visions of Victory by Gerhard L. Weinberg
Book DescriptionVisions of Victory, first published in 2005, explores the views of eight leaders of the major powers of World War II - Hitler, Mussolini, Tojo, Chiang Kai-shek, Stalin, Churchill, de Gaulle, and Roosevelt. He compares their visions of the future in the event of victory. While the leaders primarily focused on fighting and winning the war, their decisions were often shaped by their aspirations for the future. What emerges is a startling picture of postwar worlds. After exterminating the Jews, Hitler intended for all Slavs to die so Germans could inhabit Eastern Europe. Mussolini and Hitler wanted extensive colonies in Africa. Churchill hoped for the re-emergence of British and French empires. De Gaulle wanted to annex the northwest corner of Italy. Stalin wanted to control Eastern Europe. Roosevelt's vision included establishing the United Nations. Weinberg's comparison of the individual portraits of the war-time leaders is a highly original and compelling study of history that might have been.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521708753
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 3-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gerhard L. Weinberg
World War II: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (November 2014)
In this Very Short Introduction, the eminent scholar Gerhard L. Weinberg explores one of the most important events in history. Examining the origins, course, and impact of the World War II - through both the soldiers and the ordinary citizens who lived through it - he considers the long-lasting impact it continues to have around the world.
Hitler's Foreign Policy 1933-1939, Paperback (November 2009)
Universally praised as the most authoritative history of Nazi foreign policy.
Saving the Jews, Paperback (April 2007)
A rigorously researched narrative of the record of the Roosevelt Administration.
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In this 2005 book, Gerhard Weinberg explores the views of eight WWII leaders and compares their visions of the future.
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Author Biography - Gerhard L. Weinberg
Gerhard L. Weinberg is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the origins and course of World War II, including A World At Arms: A Global History of World War II (Cambridge University Press, 1994), which won the George Louis Beer Prize of the American Historical Association, and Germany, Hitler, and World War II (Cambridge University Press, 1995).
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