Author Archive for Gabriel Jackson

Could WWII have been avoided?

July 2, 2012
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Could WWII have been avoided?

The great majority of books on 20th-century history treat the period from 1917 to 1991 as one of unremitting rivalry between Soviet communism and Western capitalist democracy, a rivalry suspended from mid-1941 to mid-1945 by the need of both parties to defend themselves against Nazi-Fascist-Japanese military aggression. They say very little, or speak disparagingly,...
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Ángel Viñas’s Masterly Historical Trilogy

March 4, 2011
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Ángel Viñas’s Masterly Historical Trilogy

Angel Viñas's trilogy on the Republic constitutes, without a doubt, the most detailed and fully documented archival studies of the international diplomatic and military reactions to the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War; and also of the efforts of the successive Republican governments to overcome the politico-economic hostility of the major democratic powers—England, France,...
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