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Chamberlain and Appeasement : British Policy and the Coming of the Second World War - Kate Dorney

Chamberlain and Appeasement

British Policy and the Coming of the Second World War

Paperback Published: 7th October 1993
ISBN: 9780333417133
Number Of Pages: 394
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old

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This book provides a fresh and original approach to a controversial episode in British history, Chamberlain's policy of 'appeasement' towards Hitler's Germany. Written directly from primary archival sources, Alastair Parker's account offers the student new perspectives on the man who dominated the making of British policy before and after his 'triumph' at Munich in September 1938 - Neville Chamberlain. This study considers his personality, his aims and his methods and the opposition to him from men both within and outside his party.

Industry Reviews

'R.A.C. Parker's book is a scrupulously scholarly synthesis designed to demolish both the original myth and the revisionist fantasy.' - Times 'This is an excellent, stimulating and important book, a version of the appeasement story that will stand for another 30 years.' - Guardian 'Superb. Based on a matchless knowledge of the archives and written with a kind of controlled intensity interspersed with elegant wit, it makes all previous accounts redundant and is of the first importance.' - Kenneth O. Morgan, New Statesman and Society 'You will want to read this book. It is intelligently provocative. It forces one to reconsider the real issues involved in the ongoing debate about appeasemenet, a controversy that has neither lost its historical importance nor its contemporary relevance.' - Zara Steiner, Financial Times 'Parker's work sets a standard at which any dissident will have to aim.' - Independent

British Policy and German Grievances: Reparations and Rearmament - British Policy and the League of Nations: Challenges from Japan and Italy - British Policy and German Grievances: The Rhineland, Colonies and Frontiers - The Spanish Civil War - Chamberlain and Eden - Chamberlain and Halifax - Munich - From Munich to Prague - Guarantee to Poland - Making a 'Peace Front': Chamberlain and the Soviet Alliance - Confronting Italy, Japan and Germany: Chamberlain at Bay, April-August 1939 - The Outbreak of War - The Economies of 'Appeasement': British Rearmament and Strategy - The United States and its Dominions - Alternative Policies: Dissidents and Opponents

ISBN: 9780333417133
ISBN-10: 0333417135
Series: Making of the Twentieth Century
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old
For Grades: 10 - 12
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 394
Published: 7th October 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 14.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 11