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The Origins of the Second World War in Europe

The Origins of the Second World War in Europe

3rd Edition

P. M. H. Bell
April 26, 2007

PMH Bell's famous book is a comprehensive study of the period and debates surrounding the European origins of the Second World War.  He approaches the subject from three different angles: describing the various explanations that have been offered for the war and the historiographical debates...

The Origins of the First World War

The Origins of the First World War

3rd Edition

James Joll, Gordon Martel
October 05, 2006

James Joll's study is not simply another narrative, retracing the powder trail that was finally ignited at Sarajevo. It is an ambitious and wide-ranging analysis of the historical forces at work in the Europe of 1914, and the very different ways in which historians have subsequently attempted to...

The Origins of the Arab Israeli Wars

The Origins of the Arab Israeli Wars

4th Edition

Ritchie Ovendale
April 15, 2004

This highly-regarded history gives a balanced and judicious introduction to this immensely complex and controversial subject, weaving different strands of the story into a single coherent narrative, thus making it essential reading for all students studying conflict in the Middle East. Of all the...

The Origins of the Korean War: Second Edition

The Origins of the Korean War: Second Edition

2nd Edition

Peter Lowe
June 10, 1997

The impressive Second Edition of this standard study incorporates important new evidence on the origins of the war from Chinese and Russian archives. It reveals that Stalin encouraged the attack on South Korea, but also confirms that the original initiative came from North Korea. Peter Lowe has...

The Origins of the Present Troubles in Northern Ireland

The Origins of the Present Troubles in Northern Ireland

1st Edition

Caroline Kennedy-Pipe
January 09, 1997

For quarter of a century now the British Army has been involved in a bloody and protracted conflict in Northern Ireland. This book looks at the roots of the current struggle and of British military intervention, setting both in the longer perspective of the Anglo-Irish Troubles. It is, however,...

The Origins of the American Civil War

The Origins of the American Civil War

1st Edition

Brian Holden Reid
August 13, 1996

The American Civil War (1861-65) was the bloodiest war of the nineteenth century and its impact continues to be felt today. It, and its origins have been studied more intensively than any other period in American history, yet it remains profoundly controversial. Brian Holden Reid's formidable...

The Origins of the Russian Civil War

The Origins of the Russian Civil War

1st Edition

Geoffrey Swain
October 11, 1995

Concentrating on the turbulent months from February 1917 to November 1918, Geoffrey Swain explores the origins of the Civil War against the wider background of revolutionary Russia. He examines the aims of the anti-Bolshevik insurgents themselves; but he also shows how far the fear of civil war...

Greek Civil War, The

Greek Civil War, The

1st Edition

David H. Close
June 19, 1995

The Greek Civil War (1943--50) was a major conflict in its own right, developing out of the rivalry between communist and conservative partisans for control of Greece as the Axis forces retreated at the end of the Second World War. Spanning the transition from World War to Cold War, it also had...

The Origins of the Crimean War

The Origins of the Crimean War

1st Edition

David M. Goldfrank
December 27, 1993

The Crimean War (1853-56) between Russia, Turkey, Britain, France and the Kingdom of Sardinia was a diplomatically preventable conflict for influence over an unstable Near and Middle East. It could have broken out in any decade between Napoleon and Wilhelm II; equally, it need never have occurred....

The Origins of the Italian Wars of Independence

The Origins of the Italian Wars of Independence

1st Edition

Frank J. Coppa
March 23, 1992

This title focuses on the "Risorgimento", the movement that led to the unification of Italy as a single kingdom. The Italian Wars of Independence were a sequence of three separate conflicts, taking place in 1848-49, 1859 and 1866. This volume examines the role of the major powers outside Italy in...

Wars of German Unification 1864 - 1871, The

Wars of German Unification 1864 - 1871, The

1st Edition

William Carr, Harry Hearder
March 04, 1991

In his last book, the late William Carr provides a masterly account of the origins and impact of the three major wars fought by Prussia in creating the Bismarckian Reich of 1871. He begins with a study of the development of nationalism and liberalism from the late eighteenth century to the 1860's,...

The Origins of the Vietnam War

The Origins of the Vietnam War

1st Edition

Anthony Short
October 16, 1989

This study examines the origins of the Vietnam War itself, going back to the nature of French colonial rule in the early 20th century. It investigates the original conflict between France, as well as the United States, and the forces of Vietnamese nationalism and communism. It argues that it was...

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