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Germany and the Origins of the Second World War (The Making of the Twentieth Century)
Jonathan Wright explores the events, discusses rival interpretations and places the policies of Hitler in the context of Germany as a whole. Hitler took most of the key decisions for war but he depended on the support of elites and a wider public to make those decisions effective. Wright explains that support rose and fell, but, nevertheless, by December 1941 Hitler had su ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 15th 2007 by Palgrave Macmillan
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Jonathan Wright, Emeritus Professor in International Relations at Oxford University and Tutorial Fellow in Politics at Christ Church, addresses Germany and the beginning of World War II in Europe. He focuses on the ideas and role of Adolf Hitler from the 1920s to the outbreak of war in 1939-41. He stresses the ability of Hitler to gain support from the German people for his foreign policy adventures. Wright is known for his Gustav Stresemann: Weimar's Greatest Statesman (2002) and as co-editor o ...more
Jonathan Wright is a British journalist and literary translator. He studied Arabic, Turkish and Islamic civilization at St John's College, Oxford. He joined Reuters news agency in 1980 as a correspondent, and has been based in the Middle East for most of the last three decades. He has served as Reuters' Cairo bureau chief, and he has lived and worked throughout the region, including in Egypt, Suda ...moreMore about Jonathan Wright...