An engaging range of period texts and theme books for AS and A Level history. This text analyses the origins of the First and Second World Wars in one single volume, drawing on a wide range of material, including original sources. In concise chapters, Frank McDonough surveys the key issues surrounding the causes of the First and Second World Wars, offers a critical survey of the conflict between historians and provides a lively selection of primary documents on major issues. The result is a unique perspective on the origins of the two most devastating military conflicts in world history.
1. The origins of the First World War, 1871-1914; 2. The historians and the origins of the First World War; 3. The origins of the Second World War: 1 War and the fragile peace, 1914-38; 4. The origins of the Second World War: 2 From peace to global war, 1933-41; 5. The historians and the origins of the Second World War.