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Dilemmas of appeasement : British deterrence and defense, 1934-1937, Gaines Post, Jr

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Dilemmas of appeasement : British deterrence and defense, 1934-1937
Title
Dilemmas of appeasement
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British deterrence and defense, 1934-1937
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Gaines Post, Jr
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eng
Summary
This distinguished book offers fresh perspectives on British appeasement, grand strategy, and policymaking in a crucial and much-debated period of history. Innovative in both his interpretation and his method, Gaines Post, Jr., reexamines how British leaders planned foreign policy and imperial defense as they faced the increasing likelihood of war with the dictatorial regimes of Germany, Italy, and Japan. He clarifies the ways in which the dynamics of the machinery of government affected the choice of policies, delimited the management of crises, and restricted the pace of rearmament. Post provides a novel and intricate synthesis of what we know about British foreign policy in the 1930s: rearmament, deterrence, decisionmaking, and the question of timing. Analyzing the Ethiopian and Rhineland crises as case studies, he shows how they defeated British efforts to develop a comprehensive strategy of conventional and extended deterrence. London's unsuccessful attempts to deter Hitler and Mussolini, he demonstrates, were frustrated by confusion in the decisionmaking machinery of government, by conflicting notions of how to buy time, by unpredictable international crises, and by the plans of Neville Chamberlain for correlating airpower, economic stability at home, and conciliation overseas. Challenging the generally accepted interpretation of British grand strategy in the 1930s, Dilemmas of Appeasement will be important reading for historians, especially of modern Britain and Europe, political scientists, and defense studies specialists
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1937-
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Post, Gaines
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Cornell studies in security affairs
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
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Dilemmas of appeasement : British deterrence and defense, 1934-1937, Gaines Post, Jr
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-354) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
26257359
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 363 pages
Isbn
9780801427480
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92027606
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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(WaOLN)1507521
Label
Dilemmas of appeasement : British deterrence and defense, 1934-1937, Gaines Post, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-354) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
26257359
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 363 pages
Isbn
9780801427480
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92027606
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1507521

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