By David Stevenson
In the summertime of 1914 Europe exploded right into a frenzy of mass violence. The battle that had international repercussions, destroying 4 empires and costing hundreds of thousands of lives. Even the successful international locations have been scarred for a new release, and we nonetheless this present day stay in the conflict's shadow. during this significant new research, released a few 90 years after the 1st international conflict started, David Stevenson re-examines the factors, direction and effect of this 'war to finish war', putting it within the context of its period and exposing its underlying dynamics. His e-book offers a wide-ranging overseas historical past, drawing on insights from the newest examine. It bargains compelling solutions to the main questions on how this bad fight opened up: questions that stay disturbingly proper for our personal time.
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1914-1918: The History of the First World War by David Stevenson