The Origins of The Second World War

Narrated by: Nigel Patterson
Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
Categories: History, Military
4.5 out of 5 stars (29 ratings)

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From influential British historian A. J. P. Taylor comes the audio edition of The Origins of the Second World War. Controversial for its thesis that Hitler was an opportunist with no thorough plan, The Origins of the Second World War is an extensive exploration of the international politics and foreign policy that led up to the one of the bloodiest conflicts of the 20th century.

Originally published in 1961, The Origins of the Second World War is a classic of modern history. A. J. P. Taylor's years of research helped change the long-accepted view that Adolf Hitler had wanted and planned in detail for a war. With clear and relatable prose, Taylor articulately depicts the diplomatic mistakes from both the Allied and Axis powers that led to the outbreak of World War II. A groundbreaking work, The Origins of the Second World War "is an almost faultless masterpiece, perfectly proportioned, perfectly controlled" (The Observer).

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Brilliant!

Changed my view of the history just before my birth. A global tragedy mismanaged by bumbling, I’ll-equipped politicians.

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Not for me

Nigel is a little full of himself. If your an American it's almost impossible to listen to his Historical view!

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boring bimbo's book of bile

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

only if I wanted to lose the friend

Would you be willing to try another book from A.J.P. Taylor? Why or why not?

I have..why did I do it again?

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

by reciting Keats, Shelley, or Uncle Fester

Do you think The Origins of The Second World War needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yes The Pre Origins of the Second World War By Otis Redfarter PhD

Any additional comments?

Blow it off although you'll have to blow hard, much like the author is

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