Munich, 1938: [appeasement and World War II]

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Edition:
Unabridged.
Language:
English
Description
On September 30, 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain flew back to London from his meeting at Munich with the German chancellor Adolf Hitler and was greeted with a hero's welcome. As he paused on the aircraft steps, he held aloft the piece of paper, bearing both his and the Fuhrer's signatures, that contained the promise that Britain and Germany would never go to war with each other again. Later that evening, from his upstairs window at 10 Downing Street, he told the ecstatic and thankful crowd that he had returned bringing "Peace with honor-Peace for our time."In this important reappraisal of the extraordinary events of seventy years ago, acclaimed historian David Faber traces the key incidents leading up to the meeting at Munich and its immediate aftermath. He describes Lord Halifax's ill-fated visit to Hitler; Chamberlain's secret negotiations with Mussolini, followed by the resignation of Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden; and the Berlin scandal that rocked Hitler's regime. Faber takes us to Vienna for the Nazi Anschluss; to the Sudentenland, the mountainous border region of Czechoslovakia, where Hitler's puppets attempted to provide him with a pretext for war by inciting the minority German population to rebellion; and to Prague, where the Czechoslovak government desperately tried to head off the Fuhrer's warlike intentions. In Berlin, we witness Hitler inexorably preparing for war, even in the face of opposition from his own generals; and in London, we watch helplessly as Chamberlain seizes executive control from his own cabinet and makes one supreme effort after another to appease Hitler, culminating in his three remarkable flights to Germany.Drawing on a wealth of original archival material, including diaries and notes taken by Hitler and Chamberlain's translator, Faber's sweeping reassessment of the events of 1938 resonates with an insider's feel for the political infighting he uncovers. Packed with narrative punch and vivid characters, Munich, 1938 transports us to the war rooms and bunkers, revealing the secret negotiations and scandals upon which the world's fate would rest. It is modern history writing at its best.
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9781400194179
9781400114177
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 67a91fa6-02e8-c72f-f583-83a12ce04078
full_title munich 1938 appeasement and world war ii
author faber david
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-08-19 04:26:57AM

Solr Details

_version_ 1576511835919613952
accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Morey, Arthur.
author Faber, David.
author-letter Faber, David.
author2 Morey, Arthur., Tantor Media., hoopla digital.
author2-role Morey, Arthur.|Narrator, Tantor Media., hoopla digital.
author_additional David Faber.
author_display Faber, David
availability_toggle_catalog Available Now, Available Online, Entire Collection
bisac_subject HISTORY / Military / World War II, History / Europe / General, POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy
callnumber-a D727
callnumber-first D - World History
callnumber-subject D - General History
callnumber_sort_catalog CD HISTORY MILITARY WW2
date_added 2009-08-26T06:00:00Z
days_since_added 2919
detailed_location_catalog Wright Farms - Adult CD Audiobooks - Nonfiction
display_description On September 30, 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain flew back to London from his meeting at Munich with the German chancellor Adolf Hitler and was greeted with a hero's welcome. As he paused on the aircraft steps, he held aloft the piece of paper, bearing both his and the Fuhrer's signatures, that contained the promise that Britain and Germany would never go to war with each other again. Later that evening, from his upstairs window at 10 Downing Street, he told the ecstatic and thankful crowd that he had returned bringing "Peace with honor-Peace for our time."In this important reappraisal of the extraordinary events of seventy years ago, acclaimed historian David Faber traces the key incidents leading up to the meeting at Munich and its immediate aftermath. He describes Lord Halifax's ill-fated visit to Hitler; Chamberlain's secret negotiations with Mussolini, followed by the resignation of Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden; and the Berlin scandal that rocked Hitler's regime. Faber takes us to Vienna for the Nazi Anschluss; to the Sudentenland, the mountainous border region of Czechoslovakia, where Hitler's puppets attempted to provide him with a pretext for war by inciting the minority German population to rebellion; and to Prague, where the Czechoslovak government desperately tried to head off the Fuhrer's warlike intentions. In Berlin, we witness Hitler inexorably preparing for war, even in the face of opposition from his own generals; and in London, we watch helplessly as Chamberlain seizes executive control from his own cabinet and makes one supreme effort after another to appease Hitler, culminating in his three remarkable flights to Germany.Drawing on a wealth of original archival material, including diaries and notes taken by Hitler and Chamberlain's translator, Faber's sweeping reassessment of the events of 1938 resonates with an insider's feel for the political infighting he uncovers. Packed with narrative punch and vivid characters, Munich, 1938 transports us to the war rooms and bunkers, revealing the secret negotiations and scandals upon which the world's fate would rest. It is modern history writing at its best.
econtent_protection_type_catalog Always Available
econtent_source_catalog Hoopla
edition Unabridged.
era 1918-1945
format_boost 12
format_catalog Audio Book, eAudiobook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, eBook
geographic Europe Politics and government 1918-1945
geographic_facet Europe
grouping_category book
id 67a91fa6-02e8-c72f-f583-83a12ce04078
isbn 9781400114177, 9781400194179
item_details hoopla:MWT10755870||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10755870||Available Online||||, ils:789103|877768|Wright Farms - Adult CD Audiobooks - Nonfiction|CD HISTORY MILITARY WW2 o|Audio Book|Audio Books|1|false|false|||||Checked out||wf||
itype_catalog
language English
language_boost 10
language_boost_es 1
lc_subject Audiobooks, Causes, Diplomatic history, World War, 1939-1945
lexile_score -1
lib_boost_catalog 10
literary_form Unknown
literary_form_full Unknown
local_callnumber_catalog CD HISTORY MILITARY WW2 o
local_callnumber_exact_catalog CD HISTORY MILITARY WW2 o
local_callnumber_left_catalog CD HISTORY MILITARY WW2 o
local_days_since_added_catalog 2919
num_holdings 1
oclc (OCoLC)435417990
owning_library_catalog All Anythink Libraries
owning_location_catalog Wright Farms
physical 1 online resource (1 audio file (19hr., 30 min.)) : digital., 16 sound discs (19 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
popularity 2
primary_isbn 9781400194179
publishDate 2009
publishDateSort 2009
publisher Tantor Audio ,, Tantor Media,
rating 2.5
rating_facet oneStar, twoStar
record_details hoopla:MWT10755870|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Tantor Audio ,|2009.|1 online resource (1 audio file (19hr., 30 min.)) : digital., ils:789103|Audio Book|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Tantor Media,|p2009.|16 sound discs (19 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
recordtype grouped_work
scope_has_related_records acpl, be, br, catalog, cc, ext, ng, pm, th, wf
scoping_details_catalog hoopla:MWT10755870||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|false||||, ils:789103|877768|Checked Out|Checked out|false|false|true|false|false|true||||
subject_facet Audiobooks, Europe -- Politics and government -- 1918-1945, HISTORY / Military / World War II, History / Europe / General, Munich Four-Power Agreement, POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy, World War, 1939-1945 -- Causes, World War, 1939-1945 -- Diplomatic history
target_audience Adult
target_audience_full Adult
title Munich, 1938 : [appeasement and World War II]
title_display Munich, 1938 :
title_full Munich, 1938 : [appeasement and World War II] [electronic resource] / David Faber, Munich, 1938 [sound recording] : [appeasement and World War II] / David Faber
title_short Munich, 1938 :
title_sort munich, 1938
title_sub [appeasement and World War II]
topic Audiobooks, Europe Politics and government 1918-1945, HISTORY / Military / World War II, History / Europe / General, Munich Four-Power Agreement, POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy, World War, 1939-1945 Causes, World War, 1939-1945 Diplomatic history
topic_facet Audiobooks, Causes, Diplomatic history, Munich Four-Power Agreement, Politics and government, World War, 1939-1945