Richard Overy

At the Edge of War

Munich: The 1938 Appeasement Crisis


Simon & Schuster 518pp £20 order from our bookshop

It is anniversary season again. From Munich, through 1939 and on to Pearl Harbor we can expect the seventy years since the war to provoke the same crop of reassessments and recapitulations that came at fifty and sixty. But can it really be necessary to have yet another book on the Munich crisis? On the evidence of this latest addition to the genre, the answer is probably no.

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