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Britain, America and Rearmament in the 1930s

The Cost of Failure

Authors: Price, C.

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This book is the first to challenge current orthodoxy that Chamberlain's appeasement policy before World War Two was justified by Britain's inability to pay for rearmament. The book shows that British war potential was actually massive, with a solid foundation in the existing Imperial economy. Using previously unconsidered and recently declassified documents from British and American archives the author demonstrates that the deliberate and political rejection of rearmament in the hope of eventual American support proved catastrophic for Britain.

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CHRISTOPHER PRICE specialises in the study of British history and international relations between the world wars, and has written on British rearmament and Anglo-American political economy. Since completing his doctorate in 1998 he has worked as a Visiting Professor at the University of Leeds, College of Ripon and York in the Programme of American Studies. He is shortly to teach in the Department of Economics at the University of York.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • New Rules for an Old Game: the Shaping of Fourth Arm Concepts in a Fluid Environment, 1919–31

    Pages 1-23

    Price, Christopher

  • ‘On the Upgrade’: Britain’s Unwelcome Recovery, 1931–36

    Pages 24-44

    Price, Christopher

  • ‘The Destiny of Tomorrow’: a Transatlantic Alliance Forms against Ottawa, 1936

    Pages 45-65

    Price, Christopher

  • The Devil in the Detail: a Necessary Case for Economic Danger and the Formulation of the Fourth Arm Policy, 1937–38

    Pages 66-91

    Price, Christopher

  • Between Hitler and Wall Street: Undeclared War versus Business as Usual, March–October 1938

    Pages 92-117

    Price, Christopher

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eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4039-1970-0
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Hardcover $180.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-333-92292-7
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-42507-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Britain, America and Rearmament in the 1930s
Book Subtitle
The Cost of Failure
Authors
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-1970-0
DOI
10.1057/9781403919700
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-92292-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-42507-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 228
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