Munich, 1938

Munich, 1938

[appeasement and World War II]

Audiobook CD - 2009
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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 that contained the promise that Britain and Germany would never go to war with each other again. 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; and London, we watch Chamberlain make one supreme effort after another to appease Hitler. Packed with narrative negotiations and scandals upon which the world's fate would rest.
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Media, p2009.
ISBN: 9781400114177
Branch Call Number: 940.53112 F115a
Characteristics: 16 sound discs (19 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.


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Mar 31, 2010

A definitive and heavily documented work of a key historical period. This is in no way a popularised or introductory treatment of the subject.

Will appeal to serious and advanced students with an interest in the minutiae of characters and events leading up to WWII. It won't be of much use to anyone looking for an overview or a 'light listen'.

It's too bad that the reader's voice/accent doesn't suit the book, he's plodding and uncomfortable with french and german for example. Although I'm sure he tried the text just doesn't come to life. The overall effect is, unfortunately, awfully dull.

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