The Semblance of Peace

The Political Settlement After the Second World War

Anthony Nicholls (Author), John W. Wheeler-Bennett (Author)


“Sir John Wheeler-Bennett has already made distinguished contributions to the study of the earlier illusion, known as appeasement. With his new collaborator, he has made an equally distinguished study of the later illusion . . .” —[London] Times Literary Supplement

In a major new study of the peace-making after the Second World War, not only in Europe but in the Far East, Sir John Wheeler-Bennett and Anthony Nicholls examine the policies set out in wartime conferences, and the gradually changing aims from the Atlantic Charter through the abortive Morgenthau Plan to the Yalta Conference, comparing them with the actual outcome in the five peace treaties that were eventually signed and the situation of a divided Germany. The Semblance of Peace is an important work of recent history, illuminating the questions of peace-keeping and of political forces in the post-war world and providing new insights into the origins of the Cold War.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • January 1974
  • ISBN 978-0-393-00709-1
  • 5 × 8 in
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

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