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World War Two: A Short History
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Basic Books
Publication date January 8, 2013
Pages 238
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780465013722
ISBN-10 0465013724
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Original list price $25.00
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After the unprecedented destruction of the Great War, the world longed for a lasting peace. The victors, however, valued vengeance even more than stability and demanded a massive indemnity from Germany in order to keep it from rearming. The results, as eminent historian Norman Stone describes in this authoritative history, were disastrous.

In World War Two, Stone provides a remarkably concise account of the deadliest war of human history, showing how the conflict roared to life from the ashes of World War One. Adolf Hitler rode a tide of popular desperation and resentment to power in Germany, promptly making good on his promise to return the nation to its former economic and military strength. He bullied Europe into giving him his way, and in so doing backed the victors of the Great War into a corner. Following the invasion of Poland in 1939, Britain and France declared war on Germany—a decision that, Stone argues, was utterly irrational. Yet Hitler had driven the world mad, and the rekindling of European hostilities soon grew to a conflagration that spread across the globe, fanned by political and racial ideologies more poisonous—and weaponry more destructive—than the world had ever seen. With commanding expertise, Stone leads readers through the escalation, climax, and mournful denouement of this sprawling conflict.

World War Two is an invaluable contribution to our understanding of the twentieth century and its defining struggle.



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from Basic Books (January 8, 2013)
9780465013722 | details & prices | 238 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $25.00
About: After the unprecedented destruction of the Great War, the world longed for a lasting peace.
from Gardners Books (January 8, 2013)
9781846141393 | details & prices | 272 pages | 5.50 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.88 lbs | List price $27.70
About: A pacy, compelling and penetrating account from Wolfson Prize-winning author Norman Stone, that shows World War Two in a fresh new light The Second World War is the nightmare that sits at the heart of the modern era - a total refutation of any notion of human progress and a conflict which still haunts us seventy years on.

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