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Description - The Road to War by Richard Overy

In the years between the two great wars, the nations of the world, ravaged by war and depression, struggled to maintain a delicate peace.Torn between pressing social needs- record-setting unemployment and the threat of revolutions, Western Europe played for time in which to repair its economies and to strengthen its governments.No one wanted war- Britain was still healing the wounds of World War I; the Americans had retreated into isolation; the French were divided politically and the Soviet Union, an international outcast, was facing its own enormous problems.Yet, determined to win the living space he was convinced Germany needed, Adolf Hitler made war unavoidable, despite the pronounced reluctance of the rest of the world. lmost seventy years after the start of World War II, historians Richard Overy and Andrew Wheatcroft return to the question of why the nations of the world found themselves embroiled in conflict once more.Step by step, Overy and Wheatcroft reconstruct the perspective of each country as it marched down the road to war- Germany, Great Britain, France, Italy, the Society Union, Japan, and the United States, each with its own domestic problems and international

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845951306
ISBN-10: 1845951301
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 35mm)
Pages: 576
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Sep-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Richard Overy

Richard Overy is Professor in History at the University of Exeter. Formerly Professor of Modern History at King's College, London, his books include William Morris, Viscount Nuffield, The Air War, 1939-1945 The Dictators- Hitler's Germany, Stalin's Russia, The Nazi Economic Recovery, 1932-1938, Goering- The Iron Man All Our Working Lives (with Peter Pagnamenta), The Origins Of The Second World War, Why the Allies Won, War And Economy In The Third Reich, The Inter-War Crisis, 1919-1939, Russia's War- A History of the Soviet Effort- 1941-1945, and The Battle- Summer 1940. i> ndrew Wheatcroft was educated at St. John's School, Leatherhead, Christ's College Cambridge, and the University of Madrid. He is the author of many books on early modern and modern history, and most recently The Ottomans (Penguin 1995) and The Habsburgs (Penguin 1996). During the writing of Infidels, on which he has been working for more than seventeen years, he has researched in Austria, Bahrain, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Jordan Morocco, Spain, Turkey, the UAE, and the United States of America. His ear

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