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Origins of the Second World War

ISBN-10: 1138963267

ISBN-13: 9781138963269

Edition: 4th 2016 (Revised)

Authors: Richard Overy

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Exploring the reasons why the Second World War broke out in September 1939 and why a European conflict developed into a war that spanned the globe, The Origins of the Second World War argues that this was not just 'Hitler's War' but one that had its roots and origins in the decline of the old empires of Britain and France and the rise of ambitious new powers in Germany, Italy and Japan who wanted large empires of their own. This fourth edition has been revised throughout, covering the origins of the war from its background in the First World War to its expansion to embrace the Soviet Union, Japan and the United States by the end of 1941. Creating a comprehensive and analytical narrative while remaining a succinct overview of the subject, this book takes a thematic approach to the complex range of events that culminated in global warfare, discussing factors such as economic rivalry, rearmament and domestic politics and emphasising that any explanation of the outbreak of hostilities must be global in scope.Containing updated references and primary source documents alongside a glossary, a chronology of key events and a Who's Who of important figures, this bookis an invaluable introduction for any student of this fascinating period.
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Book details

Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 6/29/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

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 Dictators, 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, The Road To War (with Andrew Wheatcroft), 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 1