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The Inter-War Crisis: 1919-1939

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The inter-war years were, at the time, perceived to be years of crisis across the world. The First World War, 'the war to end all wars', had solved nothing and its legacy was a world full of unresolved disputes and manifest ambiguities.

Overy examines the Russian Revolution and its aftermath, the Wall Street Crash of 1929 and the subsequent economic crisis which struck at t
Paperback, 152 pages
Published January 21st 2010 by Longman Publishing Group (first published September 1994)
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Richard Overy's work here is a neatly crafted examination of the interwar period. His main argument as a historian is to challenge that the period between 1919 and 1939 was a period of crisis rather than anything else. He sets out to define a period of crisis as being distinguishable from the common misuse of the term as in 'work crisis' or 'family crisis'. He expresses that he believes a period of historical crisis is one in which various factors serve to destabilise commonly accepted and found ...more
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A decent overview, though remarkably lacking in shit like the Spanish Civil War and intellectual and social movements of the time (Orwell is only mentioned once?!? C'mon, muthafuckah!)
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Richard James Overy is a British historian who has published extensively on the history of World War II and the Third Reich.
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