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The Resource Appeasement : Chamberlain, Hitler, Churchill, and the road to war, Tim Bouverie

Appeasement : Chamberlain, Hitler, Churchill, and the road to war, Tim Bouverie

Label
Appeasement : Chamberlain, Hitler, Churchill, and the road to war
Title
Appeasement
Title remainder
Chamberlain, Hitler, Churchill, and the road to war
Statement of responsibility
Tim Bouverie
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A new history of the British appeasement of the Third Reich on the eve of World War II"--
  • "A gripping new history of the British appeasement of Hitler on the eve of World War II. On a wet afternoon in September 1938, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain stepped off an airplane and announced that his visit to Hitler had averted the greatest crisis in recent memory. It was, he later assured the crowd in Downing Street, "peace for our time." Less than a year later, Germany invaded Poland and the Second World War began. [This book] is a groundbreaking history of the disastrous years of indecision, failed diplomacy and parliamentary infighting that enabled Hitler's domination of Europe. Drawing on deep archival research, including sources not previously seen by historians, Tim Bouverie has created an unforgettable portrait of the ministers, aristocrats, and amateur diplomats who, through their actions, and inaction, shaped their country's policy and determined the fate of Europe. Beginning with the advent of Hitler in 1933, this captivating narrative traces the path from the early days of the Third Reich to the beaches of Dunkirk. Bouverie takes us not only into the backrooms of Parliament and 10 Downing Street but also into the drawing rooms and dining clubs of fading imperial Britain, where Hitler enjoyed surprising support among the ruling class and even some members of the royal family. Both sweeping and intimate, Appeasement is not only an eye-opening new history but a timeless lesson on the challenges of standing up to aggression and authoritarianism--and the calamity that results from failing to do so."--Dust jacket
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LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1987-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bouverie, Tim
Dewey number
327.41043
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DA47.2
LC item number
.B68 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chamberlain, Neville
  • Churchill, Winston
  • Hitler, Adolf
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
  • HISTORY / Military / World War II
  • Chamberlain, Neville
  • Churchill, Winston
  • Hitler, Adolf
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Politics and government
  • War
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
Label
Appeasement : Chamberlain, Hitler, Churchill, and the road to war, Tim Bouverie
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [421]-463) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: "Never again!" -- Prologue: The storm breaks -- The Hitler experiment -- "I sing of arms and the man" -- Tea with Hitler -- The Abyssinian imbroglio -- Across the Rhine -- The defense of the realm -- Hitler's wonderland -- Enter Chamberlain -- Hunting for peace -- "Bowlers are back!" -- The rape of Austria -- Last train from Berlin -- Hons and rebels -- A faraway country -- The crisis breaks -- To the brink -- A piece of paper -- Peace for our time -- Chamberlain betrayed -- Deterring the dictators -- The last season -- Final hours -- Ghosts of appeasement -- The fall of Chamberlain -- Appeasement's last stand -- Epilogue: "Guilty men."
Control code
on1042099346
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xiii, 496 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780451499851
Lccn
2019000625
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1042099346
Label
Appeasement : Chamberlain, Hitler, Churchill, and the road to war, Tim Bouverie
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [421]-463) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: "Never again!" -- Prologue: The storm breaks -- The Hitler experiment -- "I sing of arms and the man" -- Tea with Hitler -- The Abyssinian imbroglio -- Across the Rhine -- The defense of the realm -- Hitler's wonderland -- Enter Chamberlain -- Hunting for peace -- "Bowlers are back!" -- The rape of Austria -- Last train from Berlin -- Hons and rebels -- A faraway country -- The crisis breaks -- To the brink -- A piece of paper -- Peace for our time -- Chamberlain betrayed -- Deterring the dictators -- The last season -- Final hours -- Ghosts of appeasement -- The fall of Chamberlain -- Appeasement's last stand -- Epilogue: "Guilty men."
Control code
on1042099346
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xiii, 496 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780451499851
Lccn
2019000625
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1042099346

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