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The Triumph of the Dark: European International History, 1933-1939 (Oxford History of Modern Europe)

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In this magisterial narrative, Zara Steiner traces the twisted road to war that began with Hitler's assumption of power in Germany. Covering a wide geographical canvas, from America to the Far East, Steiner provides an indispensable reassessment of the most disputed events of these tumultuous years.
Steiner underlines the far-reaching consequences of the Great Depression,
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Hardcover, 1222 pages
Published May 26th 2011 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published September 1st 2010)
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Aug 24, 2015 Martin rated it it was amazing
The second of Zara S. Steiner's two-volume study on the inter-war period is one of the most impressive books I've read: she presents a truly staggering amount of research and information in clear, detailed arguments over the course of 1,200 pages.

Her work will stand as the definitive source on European diplomacy during the "Hitler era" of 1933 to 1939. Steiner's strength lies in demonstrating the interconnected nature of global events, and in explaining the relationship between structural force
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Zara Shakow Steiner is a historian and the wife of essayist George Steiner
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