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Author Gilbert, Martin.

Title The Roots of Appeasement
Published New York : RosettaBooks, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (213 pages)
Contents Intro; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; List of Maps; Introduction; Acknowledgements; Chronology of Appeasement; 1 The Challenge of War; 2 War Doubts; 3 War Guilt; 4 The Elusive Peace; 5 Appeasement: The Essential Prospect; 6 Versailles: The Nagging Doubt; 7 The First Appeasement; 8 No Victor, No Vanquished; 9 Cry Havoc; 10 The Crisis with France; 11 The New Leader; 12 Locarny-Blarney; 13 The Sargent Chain; 14 Nostra Maxima Culpa; 15 Peace Through Prosperity; 16 Nationalism Versus Ideology; Other Books by Martin Gilbert; Epilogue: Munich and the New Appeasement; Appendix 1; Appendix 2
Appendix 3Appendix 4; Appendix 5; Notes; Select Bibliography
Summary An in-depth look at the misguided foreign policy of appeasement towards Hitler and the Third Reich during World War II'from a world renowned historian. World War II and its attendant horrors arguably began in the British policy of appeasement of the Nazi rise to power between the First and Second World Wars. In this compelling telling, Martin Gilbert walks the reader through several decades of behavior that, in retrospect, is hard to accept. Gilbert's incisive focus on primary sources uncovers the real reasons for the appeasement policy, from the search for a just peace to attempts to avoid another war at all costs'illuminating the historical underpinnings of a fatally flawed policy, and its tragic consequences for the Jewish people. The book also contains a chronology of appeasement policy as well as five specially drawn maps and five appendices'including a transcript of British statesman and politician David Lloyd George's conversation with Hitler at Berchtesgaden in 1936
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Subject Germany -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- 1910-1936.
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- 1936-1945.
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- Germany.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0795346816 (electronic bk.)
9780795346811 (electronic bk.)