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This is a must read for anyone who is serious about understanding Europe between the wars. John Gunther devotes entire chapters to Yugoslavia, Romania and Hungary while giving Churchill one paragraph and not even mentioning de Gaulle. He gives the snapshot of Europe at the beginning of 1938, in the edition I'm reading, where Hitler's rampage had yet to begin and Mussolini had just conquered Abyssinia. Franco was still in the throes of the Spanish Civil War and Stalin had yet to show his megamurderous side. It gives what really took place, how Mussolini distrusted Hitler, how Chamberlain was forced to seek peace with Hitler to gain time to rearm England and how Austria resisted Hitler's attempts at a Putsch until their own Chancellor Kurt Alois Josef Johann Schuschnigg was overtaken by Hitler's troops.
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