Chamberlain, Hitler, Churchill, and the Road to War

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Ranked #75 in French History

A major new history of the British appeasement of the Third Reich in the lead up to World War II

On a September day in 1938, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain stepped off a plane and prepared to address the teeming crowd assembled on the airfield. Chamberlain had just returned from Munich, where he had averted the greatest crisis of the century. He had signed a peace agreement with Hitler, who could keep Czech territory but would never, he had sworn, take up arms against France and Great Britain. The cost had been high, but Chamberlain's eleventh-hour gamble had...

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Steve Vladeck Just finished—and highly recommend—@TimPBouverie’s fantastic new book, “Appeasement: Chamberlain, Hitler, Churchill, and the Road to War.” Among many other things, it’s remarkable to see just how much the die had already been cast by the time of the Munich Agreement... (Source)

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