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Europe's Last Summer - Why the World Went to War in 1914

English · Paperback

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Informationen zum Autor David Fromkin is Professor of International Relations, History, and Law at Boston University. He is the author of In the Time of the Americans and A Peace to End All Peace , which was a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Klappentext The Great War not only destroyed the lives of over twenty million soldiers and civilians, it also ushered in a century of huge political and social upheaval, led directly to the Second World War and altered for ever the mechanisms of governments. Zusammenfassung The Great War not only destroyed the lives of over twenty million soldiers and civilians, it also ushered in a century of huge political and social upheaval, led directly to the Second World War and altered for ever the mechanisms of governments.

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David Fromkin is Professor of International Relations, History, and Law at Boston University. He is the author of In the Time of the Americans and A Peace to End All Peace, which was a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize.

Summary

The Great War not only destroyed the lives of over twenty million soldiers and civilians, it also ushered in a century of huge political and social upheaval, led directly to the Second World War and altered for ever the mechanisms of governments. And yet its causes, both long term and immediate, have continued to be shrouded in mystery.

In Europe's Last Summer, David Fromkin reveals a new pattern in the happenings of that fateful July and August, which leads in unexpected directions. Rather than one war, starting with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, he sees two conflicts, related but not inseparably linked, whose management drew Europe and the world into what The Economist described as early as 1914 as 'perhaps the greatest tragedy in human history'.

Product details

Authors David Fromkin
Publisher Vintage UK
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 04.08.2005
 
EAN 9780099430841
ISBN 978-0-09-943084-1
No. of pages 384
Dimensions 129 mm x 198 mm x 24 mm
Subjects Humanities, art, music > History > General, dictionaries
Non-fiction book

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