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1st Edition

A Preface to Peace

ISBN 9780367706876
Published May 31, 2021 by Routledge
306 Pages

USD $135.00

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1944, assesses the prospects of peace following the Allied victory in the Second World War. It examines the tasks that victory would impose on the victors; the development during the war of US policies, military and political; the errors that caused the war; and the viewpoints and needs of the Allied powers. Concluding that the future peace could be only achieved through the power and influence of the United States, it argues that the process of uniting the Allies in peace would need greater statesmanship than united them in war against a common enemy.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Looking Forward  1. The Uses of Victory  2. Time, Space and Power  3. What is Peace?  Part 2. America in the Mediterranean  4. Prelude to Invasion  5. Our French Allies  6. Our British Allies  7. French Versus French  8. Italy’s Surrender  Part 3. Democratic Failure  9. Spain Divides Americans  10. Wasted Victory  11. Invitation to Aggression  12. Our Extreme Nationalists  Part 4. After Victory  13. Germany After Defeat  14. The Enigma of Russia  15. Britain’s Policy and Ours  16. What Will America Do?  17. Our Southern Neighbours

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Harold Callender