This title explores the various debates surrounding the causes of the Second World War. As well as describing the events in the main text, the book consists of three different kinds of panels that appear throughout - the first examining events in question, the second examining key people (eg leaders), the third following the 'what if' approach - for example for this title, 'what if the First World War victors had been less harsh on Germany?'. Split up into thematically-based chapters, the book clearly and logically examines the many questions raised both at the time of the War, and since, with facts and opinions from leading historians. Complete with full colour photographs, maps and detailed timeline and glossary.>
Stewart Ross is a popular, prize-winning children's author. He has written over one hundred books for children, including many on 20th century history. His works have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Stewart taught history, english and politics for ten years to children of all ages.