The Last European War: September 1939 - December 1941

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Yale University Press, 2001 - 562 páginas
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This absorbing study of the first--and decisive--phase of World War II tells not only how events happened but why they happened as they did. Eminent historian John Lukacs presents an extraordinary narrative of these two years, followed by a detailed sequential analysis of the lives of the peoples and then of the political, military, and intellectual relations and events.

"Lukacs's book is consistently interesting, surprising, and provocative."--James Joll, New York Times Book Review

"This dispassionate, humorous, serious, and brilliantly written book marks an important step forward in our understanding of a past that is still within living memory."--Economist

"An excellent, valuable, and highly readable book. . . . It makes both fascinating and extraordinarily valuable reading. It is a major contribution to historical scholarship."--Joseph G. Harrison, Christian Science Monitor

"A brilliant, original study of what this era meant--socially, politically, artistically, intellectually--in the lives of the peoples of Europe. . . . [Lukacs's] grasp of emotional as well as intellectual history is commanding."--New Yorker

"Deserves to be widely read, seriously considered, and vigorously debated."--Gordon Wright, American Historical Review
 

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This is a typical scholarly Lukacs work, with high clarity insights and no inhibitions about expressing his informed critique of the work of other historians. Lukacs illuminates the events, the ... Leer reseña completa

The last european war: september 1939-december 1941

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Lukacs is a familiar name in World War II studies. These two volumes, released in 1990 and 1976, respectively, follow the key players on the other side of the Atlantic. The duelists in the first title ... Leer reseña completa

Índice

Introduction Germany and Europe
3
Hitlers year
8
The coming of the war in 1939
25
Reluctant war
54
Germany triumphant
77
Germany governant
107
Germany conquerant
125
Germany rampant
141
NATIONAL SOCIALISM
308
The relations of states
327
The balance of powers
339
States and ideologies
345
SATELLITES AND EXILES
351
Neutrals And Volunteers
361
Communications And Intelligence
369
International propaganda
375

Germany halted
154
A second world war
161
The Main Movements
169
The lives of the peoples
171
The Transmission Of Life
173
The uprooting of peoples
183
FOOD DRINK SLEEP
191
REVEUSE BOURGEOISIE
201
BLACK MARKETS
224
The laws of Economics
227
The march of the armies
239
Land Warfare
248
THE MARTIAL QUALITIES
268
The movements of politics
282
The Split Right
286
The Failed Left
297
The sentiments of nations
383
INTERNATIONAL AFFINITIES
392
Persistence Of National Characteristics
414
The Problem Of The Jews
427
The convergences of thought and of belief
454
Religion
455
RESISTANCE
478
UNITED EUROPE?
487
Americanization
496
END OF THE BOURGEOIS AGE?
512
Mind And Matter
519
Bibliographical remarks
528
Abbreviations Of Cited References
539
Ackwonledgments
552
INDEX
553
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John Lukacs is the author of numerous books, among them Five Days in London, A Thread of Years, The Hitler of History, and The End of the Twentieth Century and the End of the Modern Age. The first two are available from Yale University Press.

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