TalkHistory Readers: Clio's (Pleasure?) Palace

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Apr 10, 2007, 9:50am

Would anyone like to suggest a good book on appeasement, or on Neville Chamberlain, the British Conservative government of the 1930s, or attitudes to Hitler, Fascism and Japan prior to the war?

Apr 10, 2007, 5:14pm

I'm sure it's a bit dated now in terms of the state of historical scholarship, but you could try A.J.P. Taylor's classic, revisionist history The Origins of the Second World War. It's been a long time since I read it, but I remember it being readable and provocative.

Apr 10, 2007, 6:56pm

2: It's still considered to be pretty good. It's held up very well over time.

Jul 5, 2007, 3:05pm

Brand spanking new try Troublesome Young Men by Lynne Olson. She was just interviewed on I believe it was the NPR Omni-Media show.