David Faber. Munich: The 1938 Appeasement Crisis. London: Simon & Schuster, 2008. A much-needed narrative history, though I'm sure it won't quite satisfy me! Mostly political and diplomatic, and mostly from the British point of view. Also some of the street-level stuff -- calls ARP Sunday gas mask Sunday.

Matthew J. Flynn. First Strike: Preemptive War in Modern History. New York and London: Routledge, 2008. From 1805 to 2003. Only looks at actual instances of preemptive war, so no knock-out blow or nuclear strategy.

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