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Visions of Victory


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1. Adolf Hitler; 2. Benito Mussolini; 3. Tojo Hideki; 4. Chiang Kai-shek; 5. Josef Stalin; 6. Winston Churchill; 7. Charles de Gaulle; 8. Franklin D. Roosevelt; 9. The real postwar world.

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In this 2005 book, Gerhard Weinberg explores the views of eight WWII leaders and compares their visions of the future.

About the Author

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, 1994), which won the George Louis Beer Prize of the American Historical Association, and Germany, Hitler, and World War II (Cambridge, 1995).


'Gerhard Weinberg is probably the world's leading expert on Hitler's foreign policy ... Visions of Victory is a beautifully written and wide-ranging synthesis of a large and burgeoning literature. It is based on deep knowledge and profound judgment. It is a masterpiece of historical writing that should be read by anyone interested in the origins of the world in which we live.' Financial Times 'It is an extraordinarily well-informed and well-crafted book which explains how great were the stakes of the Second World War, and how lastingly important was the achievement of the Allies in forcing 'unconditional surrender' by Germany and Japan.' Times Literary Supplement

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