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Germany and the Two World Wars

Germany and the Two World Wars

Andreas Hillgruber

Translated by William C. Kirby

ISBN 9780674353220

Publication date: 09/15/1982

One of the most hotly disputed topics in twentieth-century history has been Germany’s share of responsibility—its “guilt”—for the outbreak of the two world wars. In this short, penetrating study, Europe’s leading authority on German power politics clarifies the dispute and offers insight into this central question about modern Germany.


  • Compelling… An important accomplishment for anyone with an interest in modern European history.

    —Kirkus Reviews


  • Andreas Hillgruber is Professor of History, University of Cologne.
  • William C. Kirby is Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration and T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies at Harvard University, as well as Chair of the Harvard China Fund and Faculty Chair of the Harvard Center Shanghai. His many books include Can China Lead? Reaching the Limits of Power and Growth.

Book Details

  • 136 pages
  • 6-1/4 x 9-3/8 inches
  • Harvard University Press