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Description - The Unfinished Peace after World War I by Patrick O. Cohrs

This is a highly original and revisionist analysis of British and American efforts to forge a stable Euro-Atlantic peace order between 1919 and the rise of Hitler. Patrick Cohrs argues that this order was not founded at Versailles but rather through the first 'real' peace settlements after World War I - the London reparations settlement of 1924 and the Locarno security pact of 1925. Crucially, both fostered Germany's integration into a fledgling transatlantic peace system, thus laying the only realistic foundations for European stability. What proved decisive was that key decision-makers drew lessons from the 'Great War' and Versailles' shortcomings. Yet Cohrs also re-appraises why they could not sustain the new order, master its gravest crisis - the Great Depression - and prevent Nazism's onslaught. Despite this ultimate failure, he concludes that the 'unfinished peace' of the 1920s prefigured the terms on which a more durable peace could be founded after 1945.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521853538
ISBN-10: 0521853532
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 43mm)
Pages: 708
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 17-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Patrick O. Cohrs

Patrick O. Cohrs is assistant professor of history at Yale University. Professor Cohrs received his doctorate from the University of Oxford in 2002. He has held fellowships at the Center for European Studies and the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University. Before coming to Yale, he was the Alistair Horne Fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford, and taught as assistant professor at Humboldt University Berlin.

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