Four Weeks One Summer

When It All Went Wrong

Nicholas Whitlam

In the summer of 1936, over just four weeks, it all went wrong - for democracy and for Spain, even for the British royals. Politicians failed, and Hitler was emboldened to plan a new European war, and more. ‘This is a book of kaleidoscopic combinations. I urge you to read it', -Mark Colvin, ABC Radio National.
Date Published :
September 2020
Publisher :
Arden
Price
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781925984651
Pages : 328
Dimensions : 9.2 X 6.1 inches
Stock Status : Out of stock
$35.00

Overview
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In the summer of 1936, over just four weeks, it all went wrong – for democracy and for Spain, even for the British royals. Politicians failed, and Hitler was emboldened to plan a new European war, and more.

When some army generals sought to overthrow Spain’s elected government, Francisco Franco quickly emerged as their leader; Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy supported him with men and materiel; pusillanimous politicians in Britain and the United States, even in France, turned a blind-eye – and the Spanish Civil War was on. Edward VIII took a scandalous holiday cruise with Mrs. Simpson, Berlin staged the greatest sporting event of modern times, the alternative Peoples’ Olympiad never came to be, and Barcelona was transformed into a unique workers’ paradise.

All this in four weeks. It was an incongruous, at times brilliant, juxtaposition of events.

About The Author
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Nicholas Whitlam majored in history at Harvard. A career banker, he worked for major international banks in New York, London, Sydney and Hong Kong. On returning to Australia, he became CEO of a big Australian bank and then chairman of the country’s largest insurance company.

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