"WHO WANTED WAR?" is a historic monograph on, and argument about, the origins of World War I. Two famed University of Paris professors document their "brief" on the diplomatic and historic causes of the Great War, and especially its spread throughout Europe (and eventually to the United States). Published early on in the conflict-reading almost as current events-the tract serves as a fascinating rebuttal to the usual assumptions about the causes of the jarring leap from the Balkans to a pan-European war; it undermines the simplistic but accepted litany of interlaced alliances and the murder of the Austrian heir to the throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
"Quid Pro"'s modern version of this important book features close proofreading of the original text, contemporary formatting and typeface, and many corrections of distracting misprints found in the original. It adds a 2012 Introduction by Steven Alan Childress, Ph.D., J.D., a senior law professor at Tulane University. Unlike other republications previously available, the "Quid Pro Books" edition presents the original properly and as the authors intended, and explains its import in the new Introduction. The book reads like a compelling, tragic, and unfolding drama.