By David Stevenson
In the summertime of 1914 Europe exploded right into a frenzy of mass violence. The warfare that had worldwide repercussions, destroying 4 empires and costing hundreds of thousands of lives. Even the triumphant international locations have been scarred for a new release, and we nonetheless this day stay in the conflict's shadow. during this significant new research, released a few 90 years after the 1st international conflict all started, David Stevenson re-examines the motives, direction and influence of this 'war to finish war', putting it within the context of its period and exposing its underlying dynamics. His ebook offers a wide-ranging overseas heritage, drawing on insights from the newest examine. It deals compelling solutions to the most important questions on how this poor fight opened up: questions that stay disturbingly correct for our personal time.
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