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  • Published: 4 April 2013
  • ISBN: 9780141915043
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 656
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Fateful Choices

Ten Decisions that Changed the World, 1940-1941




Gripping, profound and frightening, Fateful Choices re-examines the central dramas and dilemmas of the Second World War between 1940 and 1941

In 1940 the world was on a knife-edge.

The hurricane of events that marked the opening of the Second World War meant that anything could happen. For the aggressors there was no limit to their ambitions; for their victims a new Dark Age beckoned. Over the next few months their fates would be determined. In Fateful Choices Ian Kershaw re-creates the ten critical decisions taken between May 1940, when Britain chose not to surrender, and December 1941, when Hitler decided to destroy Europe's Jews, showing how these choices would recast the entire course of history.

  • Published: 4 April 2013
  • ISBN: 9780141915043
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 656
Categories:

About the author

Ian Kershaw

Ian Kershaw is Professor of Modern history at the University of Sheffield. For services to history he was given the German award of the Federal Cross of Merit in 1994. he was knighted in 2002 and awarded the Norton Medlicott Medal by the Historical Association in 2004.
He was historical advisor to three BBC series: The Nazis: A Warning From History, War of the Century and Auschwitz.
His most recent books are Hitler 1889-1936: Hubris and 1936-1945: Nemesis, which received the Wolfson Literary Award for History and the Bruno Kreisky Prize in Austria for the Political Book of the Year, and was joint winner of the inaugural British Academy Book Prize; Making Friends with hitler: Lord Londonberry and Britain's Road to War, which won the Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography in 2005; and, most recently, Fateful Choices: Ten Decisions that Changed the World, 1940-1941.

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