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The Resource Munich, 1938 : appeasement and World War II, David Faber

Munich, 1938 : appeasement and World War II, David Faber

Label
Munich, 1938 : appeasement and World War II
Title
Munich, 1938
Title remainder
appeasement and World War II
Statement of responsibility
David Faber
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Faber, the author of "Speaking for England," pens a dramatic, detailed, and essential narrative account of the 1938 Munich appeasement crisis
  • "On September 30, 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain flew back to London from his meeting at Munich with the German Chancellor Adolf Hitler and was greeted with a hero's welcome. As he paused on the aircraft steps, he held aloft the piece of paper, bearing both his and the Fuhrer's signatures, which contained the promise that Britain and Germany would never go to war with each other again. Later that evening, from his upstairs window at 10 Downing Street, he told the ecstatic and thankful crowd that he had returned bringing "Peace with honour - Peace for our time."" "In this reappraisal of the extraordinary events of seventy years ago, acclaimed historian David Faber traces the key incidents leading up to the meeting at Munich and its immediate aftermath. He describes Lord Halifax's ill-fated visit to Hitler; Chamberlain's secret negotiations with Mussolini, followed by the resignation of Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden; and the Berlin scandal that rocked Hitler's regime. Faber takes us to Vienna for the Nazi Anschluss; to the Sudentenland, the mountainous border region of Czechoslovakia, where Hitler's puppets attempted to provide him with a pretext for war by inciting the minority German population to rebellion; and to Prague, where the Czechoslovak government desperately tried to head off the Fuhrer's warlike intentions. In Berlin, we witness Hitler inexorably preparing for war, even in the face of opposition from his own generals; and in London, we watch helplessly as Chamberlain seizes executive control from his own cabinet and makes one supreme effort after another to appease Hitler, culminating in his three remarkable flights to Germany."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Faber, David
Dewey number
940.53/112
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D727
LC item number
.F34 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Europe
Label
Munich, 1938 : appeasement and World War II, David Faber
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain as Munich in 2008"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
263498167
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
520 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781439132333
Lccn
2008044896
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)263498167
Label
Munich, 1938 : appeasement and World War II, David Faber
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain as Munich in 2008"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
263498167
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
520 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781439132333
Lccn
2008044896
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)263498167

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