The legacy of the Second World War / John Lukacs
- Lukacs, John, 1924-2019
- New Haven : Yale University Press, 2010.
- Physical Description:
- vi, 201 pages ; 22 cm
- 1. Seventy Years Later: The Legacy of the Second World War -- 2. The Place of the Second World War - At the End of an Age -- 3. The Division of Europe -- 4. Hitler, Questions Still Extant -- 5. The Germans' Two Wars, Heisenberg and Bohr -- 6. Rainbow Five -- 7. The Second World War and the Origins of the Cold War.
- "Sixty-five years after its conclusion, the consequences of World War II are still with us. In this probing book, historian John Lukacs describes perplexing questions about World War II that have yet to be explored. In a work that brilliantly argues for World War II's central place in the history of the twentieth century, Lukacs applies his singular expertise toward addressing the war's most persistent enigmas." "The Second World War was Hitler's war. Yet questions about Hitler's thoughts and his decisions still remain. How did the divisions of Europe - and, consequently, the Cold War - come about? What were the true reasons for Werner Heisenberg's mission to Niels Bohr in Copenhagen in September 1941? What led to "Rainbow Five," the American decision to make the war against Germany an American priority even in the event of a two-ocean world war? Was the Cold War unavoidable? In a work that offers an accessible primer for students as well as challenging new theses for scholars, Lukacs addresses these and other enigmas, revealing the ways in which the war and its legacy still touch our lives today."--BOOK JACKET.
- 9780300114393 (hbk.)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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