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The origins of the Second World War

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The origins of the Second World War
Call No: 940.5311 T23o

Call Number940.5311 T23o
Dates1962; ©1961
Statement of ResponsibilityA. J. P. Taylor.
Creators & ContributorsTaylor, A. J. P. (Alan John Percivale) (author)
Summary"Controversial for his thesis that Hitler was an opportunist with no thorough plan, The Origins of the Second World War is an extensive exploration of the international politics and foreign policy that lead up to the one of the bloodiest conflicts of the 20th century... A. J. P. Taylor's years of research helped change the long-accepted view that Adolf Hitler had wanted and planned in detail for a war. With clear and relatable prose, Taylor articulately depicts the diplomatic mistakes from both the Allied and Axis powers that lead to the outbreak of World War II." —Publisher of later edition
  1. Forgotten Problem
  2. The Legacy of the First World War
  3. The Post-War Decade
  4. The End of Versailles
  5. The Abyssinian Affair and the End of Locarno
  6. The Half-Armed Peace, 1936–38
  7. Anschluss: the End of Austria
  8. The Crisis over Czechoslovakia
  9. Peace for Six Months
  10. The War of Nerves
  11. War for Danzig
Physical Description x, 296 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherNew York : Atheneum
EditionFirst American Edition
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (pages 279–284) and index
RecognitionGifted in 2019 by Kit Krieger in memory of Else Dunner (z'l)