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The Origins of the First and Second World Wars Sample Content
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  • ISBN:9780521568616
  • Format:Paperback
  • Subject(s):History
  • Author(s):Frank McDonough
  • Available from: August 1997

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  • DESCRIPTION

    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.

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  • FEATURES
    • The AS textbooks are ideal for students who have never studied the history of these periods before. they provide detailed background information on the period studied, and include notes explaining key terms, lists of significant dates, and focus questions to consolidate learning.

    • All of the AS titles have been endorsed by OCR for use with their AS specification for history, and several of the titles will also be appropriate for Edexcel and AQA study units.

    • Many of the books include a seperate document section, where students can study and evaluate a range of source material.

    • Shorter themed books explore particular topics in greater depth. The topics examined can be linked with the period covering foundation texts, providing students and teachers with flexibillity in structuring A Level courses.

  • CONTENTS
    • 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.

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