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The Origins of the First and Second World Wars

Frank McDonough


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PUBLISHED: 31st August 1997
ISBN: 9780521568616
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This innovative new study analyzes the origins of the First and Second World Wars in one single volume by drawing on a wide range of material, including original sources. In concise, readable chapters, the author surveys the key issues surrounding the causes of both wars, offers an original and critical survey of the conflict of opinion among historians and provides a lively selection of primary documents on major issues. The result is a unique perspective on the origins of the two most devastating military conflicts in world history.
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  • Paperback
    $36.05
PUBLISHED: 31st August 1997
ISBN: 9780521568616
ANNOTATION:
This innovative new study analyzes the origins of the First and Second World Wars in one single volume by drawing on a wide range of material, including original sources. In concise, readable chapters, the author surveys the key issues surrounding the causes of both wars, offers an original and critical survey of the conflict of opinion among historians and provides a lively selection of primary documents on major issues. The result is a unique perspective on the origins of the two most devastating military conflicts in world history.

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This innovative new study analyzes the origins of the First and Second World Wars in one single volume by drawing on a wide range of material, including original sources. In concise, readable chapters, the author surveys the key issues surrounding the causes of both wars, offers an original and critical survey of the conflict of opinion among historians and provides a lively selection of primary documents on major issues. The result is a unique perspective on the origins of the two most devastating military conflicts in world history.

Publisher Description

The two world wars of the twentieth century never cease to arouse emotion, capture the public imagination and provoke lively historical debate. This new theme text, which is part of the Cambridge Perspectives in History series for advanced level students and first-year undergraduates, analyses the origins of the First and Second World Wars in a single volume. In concise, readable chapters, Frank McDonough surveys the key issues surrounding the causes of both wars. He offers an original and critical survey of the conflict of opinion between historians and provides a lively selection of primary documents, including original sources, to support coverage of the major issues. The result is a unique perspective on the origins of the two most devastating military conflicts in world history.

Author Biography

Frank McDonough was born and educated in Liverpool, England, then spent his early career as a civil engineer in the construction industry, traveling around the world and gaining experience in many fields--from bridges to tunnels, from cathedrals to casinos--in areas including the highlands of Scotland, Italy's "mezzogiorno," the Bahamas and the USA. During the last thirty years, Frank as founded, owned, and managed two consulting firms, both of which are now industry leaders specializing in services to the construction industry worldwide. As chairman emeritus, he continues to consult with McDo

Table of Contents

  1. The origins of the First World War, 1871-1914; 2. The historians and the origins of the First World War; 3. The origins of the Second World War: 1 War and the fragile peace, 1914-38; 4. The origins of the Second World War: 2 From peace to global war, 1933-41; 5. The historians and the origins of the Second World War.

Product Details

Author
Frank McDonough
Audience Age
16-19
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Series
Cambridge Perspectives in History
Language
English
ISBN-10
0521568617
ISBN-13
9780521568616
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
1997
Publication Date
1997-08-31
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
2 colour book
Short Title
ORIGINS OF THE 1ST & 2ND WORLD
Residence
ENK
Pages
130

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03 Aug, 2017
Very good. I will buy next time
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