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An engaging range of period texts and theme books for AS and A Level history. This text analyses the origins of the First and Second World Wars in one single volume, drawing on a wide range of material, including original sources. In concise chapters, Frank McDonough surveys the key issues surrounding the causes of the First and Second World Wars, offers a critical survey ...more
Paperback, 130 pages
Published August 21st 1997 by Cambridge University Press
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Mr. Twinkie
Feb 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Quite a good introduction.
Jenny
Aug 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was invaluable to me when I was studying History for the IB Diploma. The essays are succinct and easy to follow. Most importantly, McDonough's work isn't as biased as many other sources on the market. I would recommend this introduction to the World Wars in the blink of an eye and would frankly be delighted to get my hands on a copy of my own.
Lissa
Nov 11, 2009 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone who is interested in learning about the origins of WW1 & WW2
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Professor Frank McDonough is a British historian of 20th century Germany and International History. Born in Liverpool, England, he worked as a shipping clerk and an insurance clerk before he joined Liverpool John Moores University as a Professor of International History in the School of Humanities and Social Science.
His major areas of research are: international history, particularly Anglo-German
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