Hitler, Appeasement and the Road to War 1933-41


Author: Graham Darby
Publisher: Hodder Education Publishers
ISBN: 9780340929285
Category: History
Page: 169
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Explores the political and economic factors which contributed to the outbreak of World War II.

Der Churchill-Faktor


Author: Boris Johnson
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608101128
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 472
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Mit fulminanter Erzählfreude und einem pointensicheren Gespür für die erhellende Anekdote schildert Boris Johnson Leben und Charakter des bedeutendsten britischen Staatsmannes des 20. Jahrhunderts (1874 –1965). Fasziniert von der Einmaligkeit, dem Humor und Sprachwitz, dem Abenteurertum, den politischen und literarisch-künstlerischen Leistungen seines Helden, hat er eine ebenso kenntnisreiche wie hinreißende Liebeserklärung an Winston S. Churchill verfasst. Mit britischer Nonchalance zeigt Johnson, was die Jahrhundertgestalt Churchill jedem von uns heute noch bedeuten kann.

Access to History: War and Peace: International Relations 1878-1941 Third Edition

War and Peace: International Relations 1878-1941 [Third Edition]
Author: David Williamson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444150758
Category: History
Page: 224
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The Access to History series is the most popular and trusted series for advanced level history students. This title examines international relations between 1878 and 1941, focusing on: Growing international tensions between the Great Powers 1878-1914; The First World War; Peace settlements and the impact of the Great Depression in the inter-war period; and The countdown to and causes of the Second World War. Throughout the book, key dates, terms and issues are highlighted, and historical interpretations of key debates are outlined. Summary diagrams are included to consolidate knowledge and understanding of the period, and exam-style questions and tips written by examiners provide the opportunity to develop exam skills.

Neville Chamberlain, Appeasement, and the British Road to War


Author: Frank McDonough
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 196
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Drawing on a wide range of material, including primary sources, Frank McDonough re-examines the controversial policy of appeasement in a new and challenging way. He explains how the "mood of the age" in British society served to support appeasement by analyzing the cluster of military, strategic, imperial and economic forces which served to justify it. The author argues that, when Neville Chamberlain came to power, appeasement was part of a broad consensus in British society to avoid a Second World War. McDonough provides a new and controversial interpretation of Chamberlains conduct by showing how he used and abused the mood of the age to justify a selfish and ambitious policy which was ideologically prejudiced. Yet when Hitler entered Prague in March 1939, the public mood changed and Chamberlain was the prisoner of a new mood which forced him to make a tactical and half-hearted attempt to stand up to Hitler, for which he had no enthusiasm.

Access to History: Crisis in the Middle East: Israel and the Arab States 1945-2007


Author: Michael Scott-Baumann
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444150480
Category: Education
Page: 192
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This book is a brand new title in the Access to History series which explores and analyses the history of conflict in the Middle East from British rule in the early twentieth century to the Iraq war in the twenty-first century. The Arab-Israeli conflict is the main focus of this book but it also examines: Arab nationalism, especially in Egypt and Syria; the Islamic revolution in Iran in 1979; the causes and consequences of three wars involving Iraq; the growth of political Islam and Islamic fundamentalism in the Middle East. Throughout the book, key dates, terms and issues are highlighted, and historical interpretations of key debates are outlined. Summary diagrams are included to consolidate knowledge and understanding of the period, and exam-style questions and tips written by examiners provide the opportunity to develop exam skills.

Der Weg in die Unfreiheit

Russland - Europa - Amerika
Author: Timothy Snyder
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406725023
Category: Political Science
Page: 376
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Gleichheit oder Oligarchie, Individualismus oder Unfreiheit, Wahrheit oder Fake News – die Welt, wie wir sie kannten, steht am Scheideweg. Viel hat der Westen selbst dazu beigetragen. Aber er hat auch mächtige Feinde, die seine Institutionen mit allen Mitteln – von der Finanzierung des Rechtspopulismus in Europa bis zum Cyberwar – untergraben wollen. Wer diese Gegner sind, wie sie vorgehen und wie bedrohlich die Lage ist, das beschreibt das aufsehenerregende neue Buch von Tim Snyder. Mit dem Ende des Kalten Krieges hatten die liberalen Demokratien des Westens gesiegt. Von nun an würde die Menschheit eine friedvolle, globalisierte Zukunft erwarten. Doch das war ein Irrtum. Seit Putin seine Macht in Russland etabliert hat, rollt eine Welle des Autoritarismus von Osten nach Westen, die Europ... a erfasst hat und mit Donald Trump auch im Weißen Haus angekommen ist. Tim Snyder, Autor des Weltbestsellers «Über Tyrannei», beschreibt in seinem Buch den Aufstieg dieser neuen «rechten Internationalen», schildert ihre bedrohlichen Ziele und zeigt, wie sehr die Grundlagen unserer Demokratie in Gefahr sind.

Neville Chamberlain's Legacy

Hitler, Munich and the Path to War
Author: Nicholas Milton
Publisher: Pen and Sword History
ISBN: 9781526732255
Category: History
Page: N.A
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Neville Chamberlain has gone down in history as the architect of appeasement, the Prime Minister who by sacrificing Czechoslovakia at Munich in September 1938 put Britain on an inevitable path to war. In this radical new appraisal of the most vilified politician of the twentieth century, historian Nicholas Milton claims that by placating Hitler, Chamberlain not only reflected public opinion but also embraced the zeitgeist of the time. Chamberlain also bought Britain vital time to rearm when Hitler's military machine was at its zenith. It is with the hindsight of history that we understand Chamberlain's failure to ultimately prevent a war from happening. Yet by placing him within the context of his time, this fascinating new history provides a unique perspective in to the lives and mind-set of the people of Britain during the lead up to the Second World War. Never before have Chamberlain's letters been accessed to tell the story of his life and work. They shed new light on his complex character and enable us to consider Chamberlain the man, not just the statesman. His role as a pioneer of conservation is revealed, alongside his work in improving midwifery and championing the introduction of widows pensions. It is a reminder that there is often more to political figures, even Tory Prime Ministers, than many a quick judgment allows.

Access to History: The USA & the Cold War 1945-63 [Second Edition]


Author: Oliver Edwards
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444155385
Category: History
Page: 300
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This second edition has been updated to take account of recent historical research into the period, including up-to-date interpretations relating to the Cuban Missile Crisis. The major issues surrounding the origins of the Cold War and its subsequent escalation into a global power struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union, are examined through an accessible narrative and comprehensive selection of sources. The author also provides an analysis of the extent to which the Cold War had an impact on America's political institutions and society. The revised study guides provide a firm basis for answering differentiated source-based and extended writing questions.

Der deutsche Krieg

1939 - 1945
Author: Nicholas Stargardt
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104035032
Category: History
Page: 848
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Einzigartig und fesselnd erzählt der renommierte Oxford-Historiker Nicholas Stargardt in ›Der Deutsche Krieg‹ aus der Nahsicht, wie die Deutschen – Soldaten, Lehrer, Krankenschwestern, Nationalsozialisten, Christen und Juden – den Zweiten Weltkrieg durchlebten. Tag für Tag erleben wir mit, worauf sie hofften, was sie schockierte, worüber sie schwiegen und wie sich ihre Sicht auf den Krieg allmählich wandelte. Gestützt auf zahllose Tagebücher und Briefe, unter anderem von Heinrich Böll und Victor Klemperer, Wilm Hosenfeld und Konrad Jarausch, gelingt Nicholas Stargardt ein Blick in die Köpfe der Menschen, der deutlich macht, warum so viele Deutsche noch an die nationale Sache glaubten, als der Krieg längst verloren war und die Gewissheit wuchs, an einem Völkermord teilzuhaben. Ein verstörendes Kaleidoskop der Jahre 1939 bis 1945 im nationalsozialistischen Deutschland. »Ein Meisterwerk der Geschichtsschreibung, das die ›Vogelperspektive‹ nahtlos mit einer Mikrogeschichte dieser verhängnisvollen Periode des 20. Jahrhunderts verbindet.« Jan T. Gross »Erstmals wird die Chronologie der Stimmung, der Hoffnungen und Befürchtungen (...) der deutschen Bevölkerung während des Krieges wirklich sichtbar. Eine eindrucksvolle, fesselnde Darstellung.« Mark Roseman »Hervorragend geschrieben und in seiner Argumentation überzeugend, ist dieses Buch ein Muss.« Saul Friedländer

München


Author: Robert Harris
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 364121372X
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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September 1938 – in München treffen sich Hitler, Chamberlain, Mussolini und Daladier zu einer kurzfristig einberufenen Konferenz. Der Weltfrieden hängt am seidenen Faden. Im Gefolge des britischen Premierministers Chamberlain befindet sich Hugh Legat aus dem Außenministerium, der ihm als Privatsekretär zugeordnet ist. Auf der deutschen Seite gehört Paul von Hartmann aus dem Auswärtigen Amt in Berlin zum Kreis der Anwesenden. Den Zugang zur Delegation hat er sich erschlichen. Insgeheim ist er Mitglied einer Widerstandszelle gegen Hitler. Legat und von Hartmann verbindet eine Freundschaft, seit sie in Oxford gemeinsam studiert haben. Nun kreuzen sich ihre Wege wieder. Wie weit müssen sie gehen, wenn sie den drohenden Krieg verhindern wollen? Der neue Politthriller von Robert Harris – ein Roman über Hochverrat und Unbestechlichkeit, über Loyalität und Vertrauensbruch. Und wie immer bei Robert Harris lassen sich über die historischen Figuren und Ereignisse erhellende Bezüge zur aktuellen Weltpolitik herstellen.

Understanding Foreign Policy Decision Making


Author: Alex Mintz,Karl DeRouen Jr
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139487221
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
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Understanding Foreign Policy Decision Making presents a psychological approach to foreign policy decision making. This approach focuses on the decision process, dynamics, and outcome. The book includes a wealth of extended real-world case studies and examples that are woven into the text. The cases and examples, which are written in an accessible style, include decisions made by leaders of the United States, Israel, New Zealand, Cuba, Iceland, United Kingdom, and others. In addition to coverage of the rational model of decision making, levels of analysis of foreign policy decision making, and types of decisions, the book includes extensive material on alternatives to the rational choice model, the marketing and framing of decisions, cognitive biases, and domestic, cultural, and international influences on decision making in international affairs. Existing textbooks do not present such an approach to foreign policy decision making, international relations, American foreign policy, and comparative foreign policy.

Russia and the road to appeasement

cycles of East-West conflict in war and peace
Author: George Liska
Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 261
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Hitler's Scandinavian Legacy


Author: Jill Stephenson,John Gilmour
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472504976
Category: History
Page: 272
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The Scandinavian [Nordic] countries of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland experienced the effects of the German invasion in April 1940 in very different ways. Collaboration, resistance, and co-belligerency were only some of the short-term consequences. Each country's historiography has undergone enormous changes in the seventy years since the invasion, and this collection by leading historians examines the immediate effects of Hitler's aggression as well as the long-term legacies for each country's self-image and national identity. The Scandinavian countries' war experience fundamentally changed how each nation functioned in the post-war world by altering political structures, the dynamics of their societies, the inter-relationships between the countries and the popular view of the wartime political and social responses to totalitarian threats. Hitler was no respecter of the rights of the Scandinavian nations but he and his associates dealt surprisingly differently with each of them. In the post-war period, this has caused problems of interpretation for political and cultural historians alike. Drawing on the latest research, this volume will be a welcome addition to the comparative histories of Scandinavia and the Second World War.

The Munich Crisis, 1938

Prelude to World War II
Author: Erik Goldstein,Igor Lukes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136328394
Category: History
Page: 416
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Most of the works on the crises of the 1930s and especially the Munich Agreement in 1938 were written when it was virtually impossible to gain access to the relevant archive collections on both sides of the Iron Curtain. This text studies the Czechoslovak-German crisis and its impact from previously neglected perspectives and celebrates the post-Cold War openness by bringing in new evidence from hitherto inaccessible archives.

AQA GCSE Modern World History Revision Guide 2nd Edition


Author: Ben Walsh,David Ferriby,Steve Waugh
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1471831779
Category: History
Page: 152
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Unlock your full potential with this revision guide which focuses on the key content and skills you need to succeed in AQA GCSE Modern World History. How this revision guide helps you: - It condenses each topic into easy-to-revise chunks - There is a revision task for each chunk of content to make sure you have understood and learnt the key information - Key term boxes help you learn the essential vocabulary - Exam Practice provides sample exam questions for each topic - and you can check your answers online - Exam tips explain how to approach each kind of sample question and help you avoid the most common mistakes people make in their exams This second edition is for the revised specification for first examination in Summer 2015.

International History of the Twentieth Century and Beyond


Author: Antony Best,Jussi Hanhimaki,Joseph A. Maiolo,Kirsten E. Schulze
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134070802
Category: History
Page: 640
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This major global history of the twentieth century is written by four prominent international historians for first-year undergraduate level and upward. Using their thematic and regional expertise, the authors cover events in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas from the last century and beyond. Among the areas this book covers are: the decline of European hegemony over the international order the diffusion of power to the two superpowers the rise of newly independent states in Asia and Africa the course and consequences of the major global conflicts of the twentieth century. This second edition is thoroughly updated, and includes extended coverage of European integration, the rise of supra-governmental organizations, and the ‘global War on Terror'. A support website provides supplementary exercises, questions and tutor guidance.

Hitler's Pope: the Secret History of Pius XII


Author: John Cornwell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783548600871
Category:
Page: 559
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Hitlers Imperium

Europa unter der Herrschaft des Nationalsozialismus
Author: Mark Mazower
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406592713
Category: Europa
Page: 666
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The British National Bibliography


Author: Arthur James Wells
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
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Grand Strategy and the Presidency

Foreign Policy, War and the American Role in the World
Author: C. Dale Walton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113645473X
Category: History
Page: 224
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This book examines the role and importance of the Presidency in the formulation and conduct of US grand strategy. The text discusses US strategic history, with particular emphasis on the period from the end of the Cold War to the present day. While the United States periodically has enjoyed exceptional presidential leadership in the past, this book argues that few future presidents will meet high standards of leadership in foreign affairs. In turn, this will undermine the ability of the United States to construct and maintain a coherent grand strategy appropriate to the multipolar world of the twenty-first century. Grand Strategy and the Presidency explores the role that the holders of the presidential office have played in the past development of the United States as a great power. Drawing upon examples from history, the textual analysis is shaped around the description of the long-term strategic development of the United States. The author then considers what the events of recent decades portend for the future of US strategy and foreign policy. This book will be of interest to students of Presidential Studies, US foreign policy, Strategic Studies, and IR/Security Studies in general.