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The Origins and Background of the Second World War
The Origins and Background of the Second World War
By C. Groves Haines and Ross J. S. Hoffman
Oxford University Press, 1943, 659 pp.

A factual history of the period between the two World Wars. The authors would be the last to suggest that theirs is a definitive work; yet within the limitations inherent in recording and appraising contemporary events, they have turned out a serviceable story of the descent into the abyss.