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1939: The Alliance That Never Was and the Coming of World War II

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At a crucial point in the twentieth century, as Nazi Germany prepared for war, negotiations between Britain, France, and the Soviet Union became the last chance to halt Hitler's aggression. Incredibly, the French and British governments dallied, talks failed, and in August 1939 the Soviet Union signed a nonaggression pact with Germany. Michael Carley's gripping account of ...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published February 16th 2009 by Ivan R. Dee Publisher (first published May 25th 1999)
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Jun 15, 2015 Bobby rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Students of diplomacy, WWII afficionados
Recommended to Bobby by: Professor
Shelves: world-war-ii
Quite likely the clearest book available on the diplomatic situation leading up to the Second World War. This book tells the more logical and, ultimately, more believable reasons behind the diplomatic collapse between the Western allies and the Soviet Union. A full recap of why and how the former essentially stalled (and stalled and stalled and stalled) the latter into a complete state of paranoia about an attack from all quarters.

The book lays bare and dismantles the post-war revisionist theory
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