English History 1914-1945
This text begins on 4 August 1914, the day Britain entered the "Great War", and describes the three decades of unparalleled upheaval and change up to the defeat of Japan in 1945, which marked the end of World War II. Twin themes of international conflict and mass unemployment in England predominate - besides giving a full account of foreign and domestic politics which were elaborated to deal with them, the author also pays particular attention to the impact of events on everyday lives.
- Paperback | 750 pages
- 130 x 197.6 x 40.1mm | 547.41g
- 01 Jul 2001
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- 7 graphs and 8 maps
Table of contents
1: The Great War: Old Style, 1914-15. 2: The Pressures of War, 1915-16. 3: A Nation at War, 1916-18. 4: Postwar, 1918-22. 5: Normal Times: 1922. 6: Three-party Politics, 1922-5. 7: The Years of Gold, 1925-9. 8: Unexpected Crisis, 1929-31. 9: Half Time. 10: The Nation Saved: Economic Affairs, 1931-3. 11: The Nation Not Saved: Foreign Affairs, 1931-6. 12: Appeasement, 1936-9. 13: Reluctantly to War, 1939-40. 14: Finest Hour, 1940-1. 15: The Grand Alliance, 1942-4. 16: Ending, 1944-5. Bibliography
an outstanding achievement...an exciting book, for historian and layman alike. * Spectator *
About A. J. P. Taylor
A. J. P Taylor was one of Britain's most respected and influential historians. He was Professor of History and Fellow of Magdalen College, University of Oxford. He died in 1990.