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Inter-War Crisis 1919-1939

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ISBN-10: 1405824689

ISBN-13: 9781405824682

Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)

Authors: R. J. Overy

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The inter-war years were, at the time, perceived to be years of crisis across the world. The First World War, & #145;the war to end all wars & #146;, had solved nothing and its legacy was a world full of unresolved disputes and manifest ambiguities. Overy examines the Russian Revolution and its aftermath, the Wall Street Crash of 1929 and the subsequent economic crisis which struck at the very foundations of the capitalist world, and seeks to explain why dictatorships came to supplant democracy in Italy, Spain, Germany, the Baltic States and the Balkans, and why the world slid into war once more in 1939.
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Book details

List price: $39.20
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/27/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
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

Introduction to the Series
The Background
What Kind of Crisis?
Revolution and Counter-Revolution
The Russian Revolution
Exporting the Revolution
The Failure of Revolution
A Crisis of Modernization
The Challenge of Modernity
The Conservative Revolt
The 'End of Civilization'
Decline of the West
Science and Civilization
Women, Sex and Moral Decline
Psychoanalysis and the Modern Malaise
War and Civilization
The 'Great Crash': Capitalism in Crisis
The Causes of the Crash
The Effects of the Recession
The Search for Recovery
The End of Capitalism?
Democracy and Dictatorship
The Decline of Democracy
The Appeal of Dictatorship
The 'New Order' in Politics
The International Crisis
The Unsettled Peace
The World Crisis
The Slide to War
The Challenge of Progress
Who's Who
Contemporary Sources, Memoirs
Revolution and Counter-Revolution
Modernization and Crisis
A Crisis of Civilization
The Inter-War Economy
Democracy and Dictatorship
The International Crisis
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