Europe's Last Summer

Why The World Went To War In 1914

Auteur: David Fromkin
Uitgever: Vintage Publishing
  • Engels
  • 9780099430841
  • augustus 2005
  • Hardcover
  • 384 pagina's
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David Fromkin

David Fromkin is a university professor and professor of history at Boston University. He is the author of In the Time of the Americans, a History Book Club selection, and the national bestseller A Peace to End All Peace, which was a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize and was singled out by the New York Times Book Review as one of the 13 “Best Books of the Year” in 1989. He lives in New York City.

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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'.

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He has a gift for seeing the whole world and for packing complicated material into a few boldly stroked sentences * New York Times * Fromkin gives some excellent pen portraits of the principals and uses quotations to deadly effect * Sunday Times * A crisp, lively, day-by-day account of that fateful summer... This book, both decisive and nuanced, is as convincing as it is appalling * Foreign Affairs * An absorbing history of WWI's origins... Superb * Newsweek * An enormously impressive book, a popular history brimming with fresh scholarship * Weekly Standard *

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