Appeasing Hitler: The Diplomacy of Sir Nevile Henderson,1937-39

Appeasing Hitler: The Diplomacy of Sir Nevile Henderson,1937-39

by Peter Neville, Neville
     
 

This study of Sir Nevile Henderson is the first in the English language, and challenges the idea that Henderson was hopelessly pro-Nazi and failed to pass on British warnings to the Hitler government about its behavior. Henderson was sent to Berlin in 1937 to try to build bridges to the Nazi regime, and tried hard to do this. But he ultimately recognized that the Nazi…  See more details below

Overview

This study of Sir Nevile Henderson is the first in the English language, and challenges the idea that Henderson was hopelessly pro-Nazi and failed to pass on British warnings to the Hitler government about its behavior. Henderson was sent to Berlin in 1937 to try to build bridges to the Nazi regime, and tried hard to do this. But he ultimately recognized that the Nazi government was "a gangster regime," while fighting to the last to preserve peace.

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Booknews
Neville has written extensively on World War II and the personalities central to it. Here he reassesses the role of the British ambassador to Berlin for two crucial years leading to the war, who has continued to be vilified though the interpretation of appeasement has shifted considerably over the past 60 decades. Neville does not say that Henderson did a good job, but that his influence was less than has been supposed, and that probably no one else could have done any better. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312228507
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Series:
Studies in Diplomacy
Pages:
255
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.86(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Neville is Senior Lecturer in Twentieth-Century European History at the University of Wolverhampton.

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