How The Arms Race Drove The World to War, 1931-1941
by Joseph Maiolo
Basic Books, 2010 [First Edition], b/w plates, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 9780465011148
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'In rich detail and vivid narrative, military historian Joseph Maiolo reveals the full complexity of the arms race that led to World War II. Told from the viewpoint of such titanic figures as FDR, Churchill, Stalin, Mussolini, and Hitler, Cry Havoc provides the first truly global history of interwar militarization. Based on archival and published sources in five languages, Cry Havoc describes the debates, the diplomacy, and the crucial military - industrial strategies that led, ultimately, to an unleashing of the dogs of war. An absorbing account of extreme political tensions and ever-increasing global militarization, Cry Havoc offers the first definitive history of how the interwar arms race shaped the outcome of World War II before a single shot was fired.'