Fateful Choices: Ten Decisions That Changed The World, 1940-1941

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Fateful Choices: Ten Decisions That Changed The World, 1940-1941

by Ian Kershaw

Penguin Books | May 27, 2008 | Trade Paperback

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The newest immensely original undertaking from the historian who gave us the defining two-volume portrait of Hitler, Fateful Choices puts Ian Kershaw?s analytical and storytelling gifts on dazzling display. From May 1940 to December 1941, the leaders of the world?s six major powers made a series of related decisions that determined the final outcome of World War II and shaped the course of human destiny. As the author examines the connected stories of these profound choices, he restores a sense of drama and contingency to this pivotal moment, producing one of the freshest, most important books on World War II in years?one with powerful contemporary relevance.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 656 pages, 8.43 × 5.55 × 1.46 in

Published: May 27, 2008

Publisher: Penguin Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143113720

ISBN - 13: 9780143113720

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Fateful Choices: Ten Decisions That Changed The World, 1940-1941

by Ian Kershaw

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 656 pages, 8.43 × 5.55 × 1.46 in

Published: May 27, 2008

Publisher: Penguin Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143113720

ISBN - 13: 9780143113720

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The newest immensely original undertaking from the historian who gave us the defining two-volume portrait of Hitler, Fateful Choices puts Ian Kershaw?s analytical and storytelling gifts on dazzling display. From May 1940 to December 1941, the leaders of the world?s six major powers made a series of related decisions that determined the final outcome of World War II and shaped the course of human destiny. As the author examines the connected stories of these profound choices, he restores a sense of drama and contingency to this pivotal moment, producing one of the freshest, most important books on World War II in years?one with powerful contemporary relevance.

About the Author

Ian Kershaw is professor of modern history at the University of Sheffield. He is the author, most recently, of Making Friends with Hitler, which won the Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography, and the two-volume biography Hitler 1889?1936: Hubris and Hitler 1936?1945: Nemesis</>. The first volume was short-listed for the Whitbread Biography Award and the Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction, while the second volume won the Wolfson Literary Award for History and the inaugural British Academy Prize.

Editorial Reviews

? Superb . . . helps to further our understanding of this epic struggle? as well as of the role of contingency in history.?
?The New York Times Book Review

? The central achievement of Ian Kershaw?s latest book is to make new some bits of history you thought you already had a handle on. . . . Full of surprises.?
?San Francisco Chronicle

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