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The Resource All against all : the long winter of 1933 and the origins of the second World War, Paul Jankowski

All against all : the long winter of 1933 and the origins of the second World War, Paul Jankowski

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All against all : the long winter of 1933 and the origins of the second World War
Title
All against all
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the long winter of 1933 and the origins of the second World War
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Paul Jankowski
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Language
eng
Summary
"A narrative history, cinematic in scope, of a process that was taking shape in the winter of 1933 as domestic passions around the world colluded to drive governments towards a war few of them wanted and none of them could control. All Against All is the story of the season our world changed from postwar to prewar again. It is a book about the power of bad ideas--exploring why, during a single winter, between November 1932 and April 1933, so much went so wrong. Historian Paul Jankowski reveals that it was collective mentalities and popular beliefs that drove this crucial period that sent nations on the path to war, as much as any rational calculus called "national interest." Over these six months, collective delusions filled the air. Whether in liberal or authoritarian regimes, mass participation and the crowd mentality ascended. Hitler came to power; Japan invaded Jehol and left the League of Nations; Mussolini looked towards Africa; Roosevelt was elected; France changed governments three times; and the victors of 1918 fell out acrimoniously over war debts, arms, currency, tariffs, and Germany. New hopes flickered but not for long: a world economic conference was planned, only to collapse when the US went its own way. All Against All reconstructs a series of seemingly disparate happenings whose connections can only be appraised in retrospect. As he weaves together the stories of the influences that conspired to lead the world to war, Jankowski offers a cautionary tale relevant for western democracies today. The rising threat from dictatorial regimes and the ideological challenge presented by communism and fascism gave the 1930s a unique face, just as global environmental and demographic crises are coloring our own. While we do not know for certain where these crises will take us, we do know that those of the 1930s culminated in the Second World War."--
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1950-
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Jankowski, Paul
Dewey number
940.53/11
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D741
LC item number
.J36 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Nineteen thirty-three, A.D
Label
All against all : the long winter of 1933 and the origins of the second World War, Paul Jankowski
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First editon.
Extent
xxi, 454 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062433527
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)on1111393668
Label
All against all : the long winter of 1933 and the origins of the second World War, Paul Jankowski
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First editon.
Extent
xxi, 454 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062433527
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)on1111393668

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