This book explores the 'mental maps' of leading political figures of the era of two world wars. Chapters focus on those giants whose ideas cast a compelling shadow: Lloyd George, Lenin, Mussolini, Hitler, Roosevelt, Churchill, Briand and Stresemann, as well as other important figures: Poincaré, Atatuerk, Beneš, Chiang and Mao.
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STEVEN CASEY is Senior Lecturer in International History at the LSE, UK. He is author of Cautious Crusade: Franklin D. Roosevelt, American Public Opinion, and the War against Nazi Germany and Selling the Korean War: Propaganda, Politics, and the Press in the US, 1950-1953.
JONATHAN WRIGHT is Professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford, UK, and a Tutorial Fellow in Politics at Christ Church. His recent publications include Gustav Stresemann: Weimar's Greatest Statesman and Germany and the Origins of the Second World War.
'This fine collection of essays on the 'mental maps' of key statesmen during the inter-war period makes an important
contribution to this new approach ... a stimulating and extremely useful set of essays.'
- Peter Jackson, English Historical Review
'A stimulating and highly coherent set of essays illuminating the intellectual formation and world views of leading policy-makers. Specialists and students alike will profit greatly from reading it.' - Patrick Finney, University of Wales Aberystwyth, UK.
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