1939

Countdown to War
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (3.37 hours)
Product Number: Z100088254
Released: Feb 02, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781400198672
Narrator/s: Simon Prebble
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
Please log in to view pricing

Description

On August 24, 1939, the world held its collective breath as Hitler and Stalin signed the now infamous nonaggression pact, signaling an imminent invasion of Poland and daring Western Europe to respond. In this dramatic account of the final days before the outbreak of World War II, award-winning historian Richard Overy vividly chronicles the unraveling of peace, hour by grim hour, as politicians and ordinary citizens brace themselves for a war that could spell the end of European civilization. Nothing was entirely predictable or inevitable. The West hoped that Hitler would see sense if they stood firm. Hitler was convinced the West would back down. Moments of uncertainty alternated with those of confrontation; secret intelligence was used by both sides to support their hopes. The one constant feature was the determination of Poland, a country created only in 1919, to protect its newfound independence against a vastly superior enemy. 1939 documents a defining moment in the violent history of the twentieth century.

x-large
Author(s): Richard Overy
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Sep 23, 2010

This title is part of (or scheduled to be part of) the following subscriptions:

RBdigital Unlimited Access Audio Subscription
RBdigital Unlimited Canada Audio Subscription

All formats/editions

CD
x-large
Author(s): Richard Overy
Narrator(s): Simon Prebble
Genre: History
Product Number DD18856
Released: Sep 23, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400118670
eBook
x-large
Author(s): Richard Overy
Genre: History
Product Number EB00385044
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: #9781101500415

Sign up for our email newsletter