Visions of Victory: The Hopes of Eight World War II Leaders

Visions of Victory: The Hopes of Eight World War II Leaders

By: Gerhard L. Weinberg (author)Paperback

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Visions of Victory, first published in 2005, explores the views of eight leaders of the major powers of World War II - Hitler, Mussolini, Tojo, Chiang Kai-shek, Stalin, Churchill, de Gaulle, and Roosevelt. He compares their visions of the future in the event of victory. While the leaders primarily focused on fighting and winning the war, their decisions were often shaped by their aspirations for the future. What emerges is a startling picture of postwar worlds. After exterminating the Jews, Hitler intended for all Slavs to die so Germans could inhabit Eastern Europe. Mussolini and Hitler wanted extensive colonies in Africa. Churchill hoped for the re-emergence of British and French empires. De Gaulle wanted to annex the northwest corner of Italy. Stalin wanted to control Eastern Europe. Roosevelt's vision included establishing the United Nations. Weinberg's comparison of the individual portraits of the war-time leaders is a highly original and compelling study of history that might have been.

About Author

Gerhard L. Weinberg is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the origins and course of World War II, including A World At Arms: A Global History of World War II (Cambridge University Press, 1994), which won the George Louis Beer Prize of the American Historical Association, and Germany, Hitler, and World War II (Cambridge University Press, 1995).

Contents

1. Adolf Hitler; 2. Benito Mussolini; 3. Tojo Hideki; 4. Chiang Kai-shek; 5. Josef Stalin; 6. Winston Churchill; 7. Charles de Gaulle; 8. Franklin D. Roosevelt; 9. The real postwar world.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780521708753
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780521708753
  • weight: 470
  • ISBN10: 0521708753

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