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PRELUDE TO WAR: WORLD WAR II, TIME-LIFE BOOKS
PRELUDE TO WAR WORLD WAR II TIME-LIFE BOOKS Author:ROBERT T ELSON This is the first book of a 39-volume history of the Second World War. The value of the series -- including this book in particular -- is the combination of photographs, illustrations, breakouts and very good, concise writing. — This series would serve as a good starting point for anyone interested in World War II, exposing the reader to enough a... more »spects of the calamity which will in turn lead to areas of more particular interest.
The premise behind this volume is that the formulation of the League of Nations, the reparations imposed on Germany after World War I, and the carving out of new nations led to an inevitable series of conflicts, which collectively became known as World War II. The belligerents -- Germany, Italy, and Japan -- are dealt with in terms of each country's motivation for war, as well as the reasons for the aversion of the same by the Allies.« less