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The Resource Hitler's enabler : Neville Chamberlain and the origins of the Second World War, John Ruggiero

Hitler's enabler : Neville Chamberlain and the origins of the Second World War, John Ruggiero

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Hitler's enabler : Neville Chamberlain and the origins of the Second World War
Title
Hitler's enabler
Title remainder
Neville Chamberlain and the origins of the Second World War
Statement of responsibility
John Ruggiero
Title variation
Neville Chamberlain and the origins of the Second World War
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Based largely on Neville Chamberlain's own words and official government documents, this book describes how were it not for Chamberlain's powerful, dominating presence in the British government, World War II might have been avoided. Was Adolf Hitler hell-bent on inciting a war, and there was no course of action by any national leader that could have prevented World War II? Or, did Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's appeasement policy with Germany and slowness in strengthening England's armed forces directly encourage Hitler to strike, dooming Chamberlain's successor Winston Churchill to face the war that could have been prevented? This book provides an in-depth look at one of the most pivotal moments in England's history, tapping a variety of primary sources to reveal rarely considered perspectives on the story behind the road to World War II. It explains how Chamberlain was driven by a personal agenda to destroy Socialism, which was the primary force behind Chamberlain's "double policy" of gradual rearmament and appeasement of the German dictator that enabled Hitler to strengthen his position in Europe. Author John Ruggiero takes exception to the Revisionist argument that Chamberlain had no choice but to appease Hitler, instead arguing that Charmberlain's pursuit of a policy of appeasement powered Germany's war machine, and as the most important figure in the British government, he therefore bears full responsibility for the failure of that policy. Students of international relations and history will be surprised to learn that Hitler was not wholly responsible for the war, while scholars will be interested in the manner in which Chamberlain managed to control the agendáђؤand his rationale for doing so. --publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.53/1
Index
index present
LC call number
DA47.2
LC item number
.R85 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Hitler's enabler : Neville Chamberlain and the origins of the Second World War, John Ruggiero
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Chamberlain and the historians -- 2. Setting the stage -- 3. The stage is set -- 4. Taking charge -- 5. Feeding the beast -- 6. Staying the course -- 7. A frightful gamble -- 8. Danse Macabre -- 9. Perfidious albion -- 10. Conclusions
Control code
zmeld3 b3750554
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9781440840081
Isbn Type
(print : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015022613
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Hitler's enabler : Neville Chamberlain and the origins of the Second World War, John Ruggiero
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Chamberlain and the historians -- 2. Setting the stage -- 3. The stage is set -- 4. Taking charge -- 5. Feeding the beast -- 6. Staying the course -- 7. A frightful gamble -- 8. Danse Macabre -- 9. Perfidious albion -- 10. Conclusions
Control code
zmeld3 b3750554
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9781440840081
Isbn Type
(print : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015022613
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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