Visions of Victory: The Hopes of Eight World War II

Visions of Victory: The Hopes of Eight World War II



10 thoughts on “Visions of Victory: The Hopes of Eight World War II Leaders

  1. Tim Tim says:

    Generally, this is an easily read book and is worth the time Many of his claims were new to me and definitely interesting I am a little cautious though, since some seem dubious given my previous readings Still, he is regarded as a leading scholar in the field and he has extensive footnotes to primary sources.


  2. Mathieu Gaudreault Mathieu Gaudreault says:

    Really interested view of the war aims of the majors powers in WW2 Some were realistic like Chiag Kan Check who just wanted to stay in power Other were a racist dystopia like Hitler and other were laufghable like Mussolini Mare Nostrun wanted to tranform the Mediterean sea in an Italian Lake There a chapter for each of the WW2 main participants from all the Allies and the Axis.


  3. Jim Martin Jim Martin says:

    This work may be considered a coda to Weinberg s massive survey history of World WarII, A World at Arms As always Weinberg writes with an engaging voice His copious references, which are useful for the student of the subject and lay reader alike, are kept at the end of the work.Subjects referred to that the general reader might be unfamiliar with include the dispute between de Gaull and Truman over territorial gains for France at the expense of Germany and Italy the goal of Mussolini, who man This work may be considered a coda to Weinberg s massive survey history of World WarII, A World at Arms As always Weinberg writes with an engaging voice His copious references, which are useful for the student of the subject and lay reader alike, are kept at the end of the work.Subjects referred to that the general reader might be unfamiliar with include the dispute between de Gaull and Truman over territorial gains for France at the expense of Germany and Italy the goal of Mussolini, who many people associate with ineffectual buffoonery, to create a vast and brutal colonial empire in the Mediterranean basin and Africa and Tojo s rather unfocused goals for Japan and its post war empire Weinberg present the case that while Stalin was the most successful in achieving his immediate goals it was Roosevelt who actually grasped the evolving geopolitical environment and by pushing for decolonization and the establishment of multinational institutions such as the UN has had the most long term impact on world history.This is a good introduction to Weinberg s works


  4. Bill Bill says:

    This book presents a unique perspective on WWII I ve never previously seen an examination of what the major leaders thought and hoped would result from their efforts, if successful.The most space is given to Hitler, and it is frightening to see the extent of his vision As the book points out, the man was a true idealogue, not just another opportunist pursuing power On a micro level, I also found it chilling how he had plans to relocate the Trafalgar Square lions which guard Nelson s column This book presents a unique perspective on WWII I ve never previously seen an examination of what the major leaders thought and hoped would result from their efforts, if successful.The most space is given to Hitler, and it is frightening to see the extent of his vision As the book points out, the man was a true idealogue, not just another opportunist pursuing power On a micro level, I also found it chilling how he had plans to relocate the Trafalgar Square lions which guard Nelson s column to his victory square in Berlin to be renamed Germania to commemorate his triumph over Britain Mussolini comes across as the most ridiculous and pathetic of them all, with few clear goals other than trying to maintain his self image as the first in power and therefore most venerable of the fascist leaders of the time


  5. Homer H Blass Homer H Blass says:

    The author, perhaps the outstanding living scholar on German policy and operations in World War 2,has put together a concise summary of the national objectives of each of the participating nations in World War 2 He does this with a biographical overview of each of the chief executives of the involved nations following them from the reasons they entered the war to looking at how their conduct of the war promoted the original policy options I am using this as a text in my graduate history course The author, perhaps the outstanding living scholar on German policy and operations in World War 2,has put together a concise summary of the national objectives of each of the participating nations in World War 2 He does this with a biographical overview of each of the chief executives of the involved nations following them from the reasons they entered the war to looking at how their conduct of the war promoted the original policy options I am using this as a text in my graduate history course in American diplomacy The German War is better than the Pacific


  6. Maureen Maureen says:

    well written, exceedingly well researched by respected scholar Gerhard is always provocative, thoughtful, well argued Valuable insights into the world views and hopes of the era s most powerful


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Visions of Victory: The Hopes of Eight World War II Leaders [EPUB] ✺ Visions of Victory: The Hopes of Eight World War II Leaders By Gerhard L. Weinberg – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Visions of Victory explores the views of eight war leaders of the major powers of World War II Hitler, Mussolini, Tojo, Chiang Kai shek, Stalin, Churchill, de Gaulle, and Roosevelt and compares their Victory: The eBook ☆ Visions Victory: The Hopes of PDF/EPUB or of Victory explores the views of eight war leaders of the major powers of World War II Hitler, Mussolini, Tojo, Chiang Kai shek, Stalin, Churchill, de Gaulle, and Roosevelt and compares their visions of the future assuming their side had emerged victorious While the leaders primarily focused their attention on the strategy for fighting and winning the war, these very decisions were often shaped by their aspirations and hopes for the future Weinberg assesses how subsequent Visions of PDF/EPUB ² events were impacted by these decisions and examines how these visions for the future changed and evolved throughout the war.

10 thoughts on “Visions of Victory: The Hopes of Eight World War II Leaders

  1. Tim Tim says:

    Generally, this is an easily read book and is worth the time Many of his claims were new to me and definitely interesting I am a little cautious though, since some seem dubious given my previous readings Still, he is regarded as a leading scholar in the field and he has extensive footnotes to primary sources.

  2. Mathieu Gaudreault Mathieu Gaudreault says:

    Really interested view of the war aims of the majors powers in WW2 Some were realistic like Chiag Kan Check who just wanted to stay in power Other were a racist dystopia like Hitler and other were laufghable like Mussolini Mare Nostrun wanted to tranform the Mediterean sea in an Italian Lake There a chapter for each of the WW2 main participants from all the Allies and the Axis.

  3. Jim Martin Jim Martin says:

    This work may be considered a coda to Weinberg s massive survey history of World WarII, A World at Arms As always Weinberg writes with an engaging voice His copious references, which are useful for the student of the subject and lay reader alike, are kept at the end of the work.Subjects referred to that the general reader might be unfamiliar with include the dispute between de Gaull and Truman over territorial gains for France at the expense of Germany and Italy the goal of Mussolini, who man This work may be considered a coda to Weinberg s massive survey history of World WarII, A World at Arms As always Weinberg writes with an engaging voice His copious references, which are useful for the student of the subject and lay reader alike, are kept at the end of the work.Subjects referred to that the general reader might be unfamiliar with include the dispute between de Gaull and Truman over territorial gains for France at the expense of Germany and Italy the goal of Mussolini, who many people associate with ineffectual buffoonery, to create a vast and brutal colonial empire in the Mediterranean basin and Africa and Tojo s rather unfocused goals for Japan and its post war empire Weinberg present the case that while Stalin was the most successful in achieving his immediate goals it was Roosevelt who actually grasped the evolving geopolitical environment and by pushing for decolonization and the establishment of multinational institutions such as the UN has had the most long term impact on world history.This is a good introduction to Weinberg s works

  4. Bill Bill says:

    This book presents a unique perspective on WWII I ve never previously seen an examination of what the major leaders thought and hoped would result from their efforts, if successful.The most space is given to Hitler, and it is frightening to see the extent of his vision As the book points out, the man was a true idealogue, not just another opportunist pursuing power On a micro level, I also found it chilling how he had plans to relocate the Trafalgar Square lions which guard Nelson s column This book presents a unique perspective on WWII I ve never previously seen an examination of what the major leaders thought and hoped would result from their efforts, if successful.The most space is given to Hitler, and it is frightening to see the extent of his vision As the book points out, the man was a true idealogue, not just another opportunist pursuing power On a micro level, I also found it chilling how he had plans to relocate the Trafalgar Square lions which guard Nelson s column to his victory square in Berlin to be renamed Germania to commemorate his triumph over Britain Mussolini comes across as the most ridiculous and pathetic of them all, with few clear goals other than trying to maintain his self image as the first in power and therefore most venerable of the fascist leaders of the time

  5. Homer H Blass Homer H Blass says:

    The author, perhaps the outstanding living scholar on German policy and operations in World War 2,has put together a concise summary of the national objectives of each of the participating nations in World War 2 He does this with a biographical overview of each of the chief executives of the involved nations following them from the reasons they entered the war to looking at how their conduct of the war promoted the original policy options I am using this as a text in my graduate history course The author, perhaps the outstanding living scholar on German policy and operations in World War 2,has put together a concise summary of the national objectives of each of the participating nations in World War 2 He does this with a biographical overview of each of the chief executives of the involved nations following them from the reasons they entered the war to looking at how their conduct of the war promoted the original policy options I am using this as a text in my graduate history course in American diplomacy The German War is better than the Pacific

  6. Maureen Maureen says:

    well written, exceedingly well researched by respected scholar Gerhard is always provocative, thoughtful, well argued Valuable insights into the world views and hopes of the era s most powerful

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