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The War Lords (English Edition) [Kindle Edition]

A J P Taylor

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The Second World War, unlike the First, produced five great leaders.

Men of iron character who dominated their countries' political and military affairs.

And whereas most modern wars have been run by committees and rival authorities, the Second World War was uniquely different. Once the British and French governments had declared war on Germany, virtually every decision of the epic conflict was made by one of these five men, except when Japan's chaotic anarchy intervened.

But who were these men? And how much did they change the course of history?

Each was unmistakably a War Lord, determining the fate of mankind - five astonishing assertions of the will of the individual in what is often described as the age of the masses.

Through a series of biographical essays, the acclaimed historian AJP Taylor assess the character and methods of each man. And in the final chapter, he looks at the puzzle of why there was no such figure in Japan.

It is the essential analysis of the role of leadership in WWII from one of the master historians of the twentieth century.

'Anything Mr Taylor writes is worth reading ... he is our greatest popular historian since Macaulay' - The Spectator

'His informal, pithy style makes the book compelling - even exciting - reading' The Irish Times

A.J.P. Taylor (1906-90) was one of the most controversial historians of the twentieth century. He served as a lecturer at the Universities of Manchester, Oxford, and London. Taylor was significant both for the controversy his work on Germany and the Second World War engendered and for his role in the development of history on television. His books include 'War By Timetable', also published in e-book by Endeavour Press.

Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent publisher of digital books.


Biographical studies of Roosevelt, Stalin, Churchill, Hitler, and Mussolini portray them as exercising supreme command during World War II and a sixth sketch shows absence of such a figure in Japan.


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  • Verlag: Endeavour Press (10. Dezember 2013)
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3.0 von 5 Sternen OK 26. September 2008
Von P.K. Ryan - Veröffentlicht auf
This was my first time reading Taylor and I have to say it was just ok. It is interesting at times but as the previous reviewer stated it is a bit heavy on opinion and overall somewhat superficial. The book is actually a transcript of several lectures that Taylor gave for BBC some years ago, in which he briefly sketches a biographical portrait for each of the 5 "war lords" of World War II: Mussolini, Hitler, Churchill, Stalin and Roosevelt. Each of these men, says Taylor, were war lords in the sense that they were solely responsible for the conduct of their respective wars. I will say that there is some useful insight into the mindset and modus operandi of the respective subjects. The book is very brief with each character only garnering 20-30 pages and this includes pictures on virtually every page. This book could easily be read in one sitting. The final chapter covers the various Japanese characters-there was no single war lord in their case-involved in their war-making process. If, like me, you are obsessed with WWII you might want to check it out but I can't say there is anything particularly outstanding about this book. 3.5 stars.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Taylor was one of the preeminent historians of his day ... 22. April 2015
Von Holly - Veröffentlicht auf
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Taylor was one of the preeminent historians of his day and this is an example of his clear, concise writing. Using photographs not found elsewhere and describing the men who waged WWII, the reader will be surprised by the contradictions in character across the men Taylor calls the "War Lords".
5.0 von 5 Sternen War Lords are shown as real people and history comes alive 11. August 2014
Von 60gram - Veröffentlicht auf
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When I think of war, I think of the ground forces, but, except for Washington, I forget the faces behind the combat. This book by A.J. Taylor has the focus of WWII, when these men, not committees, influenced the direction of the war for their countries. The book covers Mussolini, Hitler, Churchill, Stalin and Roosevelt. A varied group of men, with differing agendas, but all very hands on when it came to the decisions of war. Although different in many ways, they were individuals, who controlled how their country fought the war. The book is complete with black and white photos of the era, which depict the five men in various settings. It give interesting insight into the men, their lives, their countries, and how each approached the leadership role for their country's military. It bring great insight into how men of vastly different personalities approached war. This book brings history alive. Excellent.
4.0 von 5 Sternen Nice But Nonessential Little Booklet 30. Juni 2014
Von Arnold E. Bjorn - Veröffentlicht auf
Format:Kindle Edition
If there was ever one thing A. J. P. Taylor was, he was the great controversialist and provocateur among 20th-century historians. (Need we mention his glorious "Origins of the Second World War," which still sets the "Establishment" fuming today, fifty years after its first print run.) He saw it as his mission to startle people, to make them think and ponder established "truths" anew. And clearly he relished that role, waving unconventional theses like a matador his red blanket and then verbally dancing in circles around the ferocious orthodox-historian bulls that came charging with incomparable (and very British) wit and charm. In these little essays he is more subdued than in "Origins" and some of his other works, but as unwilling as ever to fit into the "authorized version" of World War II.

Taylor paints each of his warlords significantly differently than we are used to from the pop-history press. Mussolini's portrait is perhaps the most conventional, showing both his great early successes and his later critical failures. Hitler he judges a generally very capable military as well as political leader, and doubts whether he truly wanted a great war. (There are echoes of "Origins" here.) Churchill is criticized for uneven leadership and military blunders, though overall his portrait is a sympathetic one. Roosevelt, Taylor believes, did not actually want war with the Axis powers, but fatally misjudged how far he could push them before they would retaliate. Stalin is shown in a more sympathetic light than is usual, at least nowadays.

Common to his brief analyses of them all is a familiar Taylorism, namely that they all made many more mistakes, and were much more "pragmatic" and less "ideological" in their motivations than is commonly assumed. Where others perceive carefully implemented plans spanning years or even decades, Taylor sees improvisation -- Sometimes brilliant, sometimes lackluster, but usually a "patch" for a momentary crisis rather than a deliberate stepping-stone toward the conquest of the world by Fascism/Communism/Democracy. (And given how politicians tend to work nowadays, one would think he is on to something here.) Thus, while concerned mostly with international politics and war on a grand scale, Taylor also in his own way humanizes his warlords, as he interprets them as very obviously flawed, fallible and uncertain human beings rather than distant and inscrutable kings far removed from their lessers.

The last chapter is about Japan, which had no dictator to rule it. This one is thus a little different, presenting more of a general history of the Japanese Empire in the Interwar and World War II years. Taylor is relatively sympathetic to the Japanese, pointing to the very real ill-treatment they had suffered from the West in general (and the US in particular) as essential in order to understand (if not condone) their own belligerence.

In the end, this is a nice little booklet to peruse if one has an hour or so to spend, richly illustrated with black-and-white photos. (Some of these I have not seen elsewhere, such as one showing Hitler visiting a bombed city, which he rarely did.) With mischievous Taylor at work, if not quite at his best, "The War Lords" makes an eminently enjoyable read. It is, however, in no way essential reading.
4.0 von 5 Sternen The War Lords 12. Januar 2014
Von RICH - Veröffentlicht auf
Format:Kindle Edition
Interesting but rather superficial history. Pre-supposes a lot of background knowledge that a lot of people just don't seem to have.
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