Fateful Choices : Ten Decisions That Changed the World, 1940-1941
The newest immensely original undertaking from the historian who gave us the defining two-volume portrait of Hitler, Fateful Choices puts Ian Kershaw's analytical and storytelling gifts on dazzling display. From May 1940 to December 1941, the leaders of the world's six major powers made a series of related decisions that determined the final outcome of World War II and shaped the course of human destiny. As the author examines the connected stories of these profound choices, he restores a sense of drama and contingency to this pivotal moment, producing one of the freshest, most important books on World War II in years?one with powerful contemporary relevance.
- Paperback | 623 pages
- 137.16 x 205.74 x 40.64mm | 589.67g
- 01 Jun 2008
- Penguin Books
- New York, NY, United States
- Maps; Illustrations, black and white
? Superb . . . helps to further our understanding of this epic struggle? as well as of the role of contingency in history.? ?"The New York Times Book Review" ? The central achievement of Ian Kershaw's latest book is to make new some bits of history you thought you already had a handle on. . . . Full of surprises.? ?"San Francisco Chronicle"
About Professor of Modern History Ian Kershaw
Ian Kershaw, author of To Hell and Back, The End, Fateful Choices, and Making Friends with Hitler, is a British historian of twentieth-century Germany noted for his monumental biographies of Adolf Hitler. In 2002, he received his knighthood for services to history. He is a fellow of the British Academy, the Royal Historical Society, the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, and the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung in Bonn, Germany.