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Hitler's American Gamble

Hitler's American Gamble

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About the Book

A riveting account of the five most crucial days in twentieth-century diplomatic history: from Pearl Harbor to Hitler's declaration of war on the United States

By early December 1941, war had changed much of the world beyond recognition. Nazi Germany occupied most of the European continent, while in Asia, the Second Sino-Japanese War had turned China into a battleground. But these conflicts were not yet inextricably linked--and the United States remained at peace.

Hitler's American Gamble recounts the five days that upended everything: December 7 to 11. Tracing developments in real time and backed by deep archival research, historians Brendan Simms and Charlie Laderman show how Hitler's intervention was not the inexplicable decision of a man so bloodthirsty that he forgot all strategy, but a calculated risk that can only be understood in a truly global context. This book reveals how December 11, not Pearl Harbor, was the real watershed that created a world war and transformed international history.

About the Author:

Brendan Simms is a professor in the history of international relations and fellow at Cambridge. He is the author of many books, including Europe and Hitler. He lives in Cambridge, UK.

Charlie Laderman is a senior lecturer in international history in the war studies department at King's College, London. He is the author of books on US-UK foreign policy, including Sharing the Burden. He lives in London.

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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781541619098
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publisher Imprint: Basic Books
  • Height: 241 mm
  • No of Pages: 528
  • Spine Width: 46 mm
  • Width: 165 mm
  • ISBN-10: 1541619099
  • Publisher Date: 02 Nov 2021
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Weight: 770 gr

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