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Between Two Fires: Europe's Path in the 1930s

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A collection of essays on various incidents of European history that occurred in the 1930s which build up an image of Europe on the brink. Episodes are linked to illustrate this, such as the Stavinsky affair in France, the murder of Ernst Roehm, and the civil war in the red quarters of Vienna.
Paperback, 432 pages
Published May 17th 1991 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published March 28th 1990)
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I found the discussion of the Munich pact and the summary of the various historical arguments that continue to this day about the choices made very interesting and intelligible to the lay reader that is not an expert in this era. The other chapters each of which focused on a country and an important event, was a clear choice to tell the story, similar in some respects to Dark Valley, at times helpful (if one wants to know what is happening in a specific country), at times less so, as then the "b ...more
This is one of the most interesting books I had to read for class in my 4+ years of college. It covers the span between WWI and WWII and looks at social changes around the world and how they contributed to the situation that would lead to WWII.

What I liked about the format is that it broke down the time into events in different parts of the world, and you could pick your area and read one segment at a time and pick how you got through the book.

For me this is a fascinating look at the world and
This is a story of a period between two World Wars — an interim in which Insanity cut loose. Liberty took a nose dive, and Humanity was kicked around somewhat
Nathalie Pierre
Great overview of Europe between the Two WOrld War!
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