Chapter 1
The War That Didn’t End All Wars
In This Chapter
◆ Wasn’t one world war enough?
◆ The Germans are bad losers
◆ A League of Nations misses its star
◆ The Great Depression’s depressing consequences
◆ Gunning for a rematch
It would be easy to provide a recitation of the treaties and battles of World War II, as most history books do, but I hope to bring some of this history to life by introducing more of the human element—the good, the bad, and the ugly. This book is meant to be a general work of history and not a military history, so I will not go into great detail about the strategy and prosecution of individual battles. Others have written entire books on D day, the Battle of the Bulge, Pearl Harbor, and the rest, but I couldn’t hope to ...

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