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by Richard Overy

  • ISBN: 0333441826
  • Category: Military
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Richard Overy
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Humanity Press/prometheus Bk; First Edition edition (1989)
  • ePub book: 1460 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1822 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 785

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The Road to World War II 6 p. One could fault Overy for playing down Stalin's more sinister machinations, but suspicious as the Western powers were of Bolshevism, they did see Russia as a deterrent to German expansion. A major contribution to renewed interest in the 1930s.

One could fault Overy for playing down Stalin's more sinister machinations, but suspicious as the Western powers were of Bolshevism, they did see Russia as a deterrent to German expansion.

The Road to War book. Richard James Overy is a British historian who has published extensively on the history of World War II and the Third Reich.

1939: Countdown to War. Richard Overy. Richard Overy, Andrew Wheatcroft. Download (EPUB). Читать. 1939: Countdown to War. Download (PDF). The Dictators: Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia.

Richard Overy is Professor in History at the University of Exeter. He is the author of books on the Second World War, the European dictatorships and the history of air power

Richard Overy is Professor in History at the University of Exeter. He is the author of books on the Second World War, the European dictatorships and the history of air power. His latest titles include Why the Allies Won (2nd edn 2006), The Dictators: Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia (2004) and The Morbid Age: Britain Between the Wars (2009). He is a fellow of the British Academy and winner of the Wolfson History Prize in 2005

Richard Overy is Professor of Modern History at King's College, London. Russia's War. PENGUIN BOOKS. Penguin Books Australia Ltd, 250 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, Victoria 3124, Australia.

Richard Overy is Professor of Modern History at King's College, London. He is currently writing a comparison of the Hitler and Stalin dictatorships. Penguin Books Canada Ltd, 10 Alcorn Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4V 3B2. Penguin Books India (P) Ltd, 11 Community Centre, Panchsheel Park, New Delhi – 110 017, India.

The Road to War. by Andrew Wheatcroft and Richard Overy. Without resort to hindsight, this study looks at why the world's greatest powers were at war 60 years ago.

Richard Overy, 1939: Countdown to War, Penguin Books, 2011, 158 pages. So ends 1939: Countdown to War, by historian Richard Overy. The concluding sentence provides a revealing insight into Overy’s book

Richard Overy is Professor in History at the University of Exeter. He is a fellow of the British Academy and winner of the Wolfson History Prize in 2005.

Richard James Overy (born 23 December 1947) is a British historian who has published extensively on the history of World War II and Nazi Germany.

Richard Overy, Andrew Wheatcroft

Richard Overy, Andrew Wheatcroft. Taking each major nation in turn, the book tells the story of their road to war; recapturing the concerns, anxieties and prejudices of the statesmen of the thirties.

Comments

Wyameluna Wyameluna
For those with an interest in the interwar years, the events of which will lead to WWII, but are not well read on the period, this book would be an excellent place to start your study. Its not the most comprehensive title on the market but it is very engaging and covers the key people and events and attitudes of the time.

It shows Hitler's aggressive nature in gaining power, rearming Germany and gaining back lost territories from the defeat of WWI. It shows Great Britain trying to rebuild from WWI and the depression of the early 1930s while keeping the Empire together. Mr Overy shows Chamberlain in a more positive light than some authors during his period of appeasement with Hitler, hoping that Hitler would stop his aggression once Germany regained lost territories and allow Europe and Great Britain to get on with economic and civil progress in peace.
The picture of President Roosevelt working to ignite the American economy out of the depression as well as maintain the US's predominately isolationalistic attitude was also poignant. FDR's idealistic but perhaps naive foreign policy is also discussed. Stalin was busy in rearming and growing his economy, purging the military, fighting the Japanese, bullying Finland, the Baltics and trying to infest Europe with Communism and to cause all kinds of unrest.

The author discusses all seven major belligerents of the war during the 1920s and 30s to show the attitudes and happenstance, the differences and similarities of these countries. Germany, Russia, Italy and Japan aggressively looking to enlarge their empires while Great Britain, France, and the US being largely content with their existing empires were just trying to solidify and improve their positions without enlarging them.
The author provides profiles for all seven nations and their key people. Besides the narrative photos of the key people are presented as well as a few maps that depict empires and areas of interest. There is also an extensive Notes section, a Bibliography and Index.

Though there doesn't appear to be any new material, the author does present an accurate and unbiased presentation of the aspirations of each of these countries that will either draw themselves together or against each other that will lead to the greatest conflagration the world has ever seen.
If you're looking to read about the prewar years and the causes that will ignite WWII, this is a worthy candidate.
Uaha Uaha
Not fault of vendor -- old (used) copy paperback smallness of text almost unreadable (for a 72 year old). Others in our class seem to have gotten a newer larger text version. Buyer be ware.
Fordg Fordg
Overy divides his subject into geographical areas and provides a well document narration. My only problem is that author is my age (post WWII) and no personal experience is contained from living in that time period. It is an academic exercise but done very well.
Boraston Boraston
This is a book that I needed for a class I'm currently taking. I had a lot of trouble finding it locally but found it on Amazon. other classmates are going to do the same.
Diab Diab
This book was written as a companion to series of television documentaries on the origins of WWII. Given this background, you might expect a relatively conventional overview or 'coffee table' type of book. The principal author, however, is Richard Overy, perhaps the preeminent scholar of WWII and man who has made a career of looking at well known historical episodes from fresh points of view. Overy is also that unusual scholar who tries to, and succeeds at, writing books for both the community of scholars and the broad reading public.
The goal of this book is to provide a sophisticated understanding of why the WWII occurred and to dispell myths about the actions and motivations of the major actors. The authors chose to organize this book on a country by country basis. There are excellent introductory and concluding chapters providing some overview but most of the book is dedicated to careful analysis of the politics and diplomacy of the major combatant countries.
Why did WWII occur? A major cause was the unsatisfactory nature of the attempted settlement following WWI. Several of the major combatants in WWI felt aggrieved by the results of the Paris peace conferences and treaties. The desire for revision was driving force in diplomacy and internal politics for the two decades following WWI. The aggrieved parties naturally included Germany but also included the Soviet Union, Italy, and Japan. WWI inflicted terrible wounds on the powers who wished to maintain the post-WWI settlement. France's losses were grievous, and since the French economy lacked the dynamism of Germany's and her birth rate was lower, she remained in a vulnerable position. Britain withdrew from continental politics for much of the 20s. When the British did return to active participation in continental affairs, it was with a weakened economy and a depleted defense establishment. Perhaps only the active participation of the USA could have maintained the post-WWI settlement, but the USA pursued isolationist policies until the very eve of WWII.
Overy and Wheatcroft provide excellent analyses of internal politics and diplomacy in each nation. Several themes emerge. The Great Depression did not cause the problems and tensions that led to WWII but horribly exacerbated them. Particularly in the democratic states, the freedom of action of leaders was sharply limited by domestic political considerations and a good deal of what is seen now commonly as the cowardice of the leadership of Britain and France was due to the demands of internal politics. The leaders of the dictatorships were less constrained and their actions tended to reflect their own preoccupations and irrational goals. Deterring or stopping the Germans would have required alliance with the Soviet Union, but this proved to particularly difficult for a variety of reasons.
An unstable international system, weakness on the part of the parties interested in upholding the system, and international economic catastrophe were the ingredients for WWII. Add to this mixture the malign figure of Hitler, a man bent on at least continental domination, and whose motives were clearly not understood by the leaders of Britain and France. The rest is the tragic history of the 30s and 40s.