Churchill, Hitler and 'The Unnecessary War': How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World
Were World Wars I and II—which can now be seen as a thirty-year paroxysm of slaughter and destruction—inevitable? Were they necessary wars? Were the bloodiest and most devastating conflicts ever suffered by mankind fated by forces beyond men’s control? Or were they products of calamitous failures of judgment?
INTRODUCTION: The Great Civil War of the West
Chapter 1. The End of “Splendid Isolation”
Chapter 2. Last Summer of Yesterday
Chapter 3. “A Poisonous Spirit of Revenge”
Chapter 4. “A Lot of Silly Little Cruisers”
Chapter 5. 1935: Collapse of the Stresa Front
Chapter 6. 1936: The Rhineland
Chapter 7. 1938: Anschluss
Chapter 8. Munich
Chapter 9. Fatal Blunder
Chapter 10. April Fools
Chapter 11. “An Unnecessary War”
Chapter 12. Gruesome Harvest
Chapter 13. Hitler’s Ambitions
Chapter 14. Man of the Century
Chapter 15. America Inherits the Empire
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