The Opening of the Second World War: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on International Relations, held at The American University of Paris, September 26-30, 1989 / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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This remarkable book is the product of a conference held in Paris in September 1989 in which, for the very first time, Western, Soviet and Japanese historians joined in a scientific debate on all the most controversial aspects of how the Second World War came into being. Every one of the contributors is a star in his field. Soviet scholars are confronted by Russians who fled into exile. The book reveals the circumstances and the repercussions of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, examines the fate of Poland, and then shows how a number of relatively local struggles in Europe and the Far East coalesce in the course of two years to produce a global conflict.
|Publisher:||Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated|
|Series:||American University Studies Series: Series 9: History , #105|
About the Author
The Editor: David Wingeate Pike is Professor of Contemporary History and Politics at The American University of Paris. Born in England, he received his B.A. from McGill University and doctorates from the University of Toulouse and Stanford University where he taught at the Institute of Hispanic American and Luso-Brazilian Studies. In 1973, with the support of the Packard Foundation (California), he launched the Latin American Yearly Review. He is the author of Vae Victis¿, Les Français et la guerre d'Espagne, Latin America in Nixon's Second Term (ed.), Jours de gloire, jours de honte, and has just completed In the Service of Stalin: The Saga of the Spanish Communists in Exile. He is an associate of the International Committee for the History of the Second World War and of the review Guerres mondiales et conflits contemporains (Paris).
Table of Contents
Contents: The book examines the Hitler-Stalin agreements and their effect on Poland and the Western democracies, the Nippo-Soviet rapprochement, the Finno-Russian War, the Italian question, the annexation of the Baltic States, and the Balkan question.