Europe's Last Summer

Why The World Went To War In 1914

Auteur: David Fromkin
Uitgever: Vintage Publishing
  • Engels
  • 9780099430841
  • augustus 2005
  • 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 20 million soldiers and civilians and wounded 21 million more, 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 government from the most distant post of Empire (of whatever nationality) to the core of the old world. And yet its causes, both long term and immediate, have continued to be shrouded in mystery, and to be the subject of falsification at the time - papers, diaries and memoranda shredded by the principals so that the record has been fantastically hard to set straight - and later of impassioned debate by scholars from its aftermath until today. But David Fromkin has taken a new approach to the problem, which leads in unexpected directions and reveals a new pattern in the happenings of that fateful July and August. Rather than one war, starting with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, he sees two conflicts, related but not inseparably linked, whose management - coupled with tragic miscommunication, misunderstanding and obfuscation - drew Europe and the world into what the Economist described as early as 1914 as 'perhaps

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Why The World Went To War In 1914

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