Visions of Victory: The Hopes of Eight World War II Leaders

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Cambridge University Press, Apr 11, 2005 - History - 292 pages
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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 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 events were impacted by these decisions and examines how these visions for the future changed and evolved throughout the war.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Adolf Hitler
5
Benito Mussolini
39
Tojo Hideki
57
Chiang Kaishek
77
Josef Stalin
95
Winston Churchill
135
Charles de Gaulle
161
Franklin D Roosevelt
175
The Real Postwar World
211
Notes
235
Bibliography
267
Index
285
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Gerhard L. Weinberg is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the origins and course of World War II, including A World At Arms: A Global History of World War II (Cambridge University Press, 1994), which won the George Louis Beer Prize of the American Historical Association, and Germany, Hitler, and World War II (Cambridge University Press, 1995).

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