By David Stevenson
1914-1918, David Stevenson's historical past of the 1st international struggle, has been acclaimed because the definitive one-volume account of the conflict
In the summer season of 1914 Europe exploded right into a frenzy of mass violence. The conflict that had international repercussions, destroying 4 empires and costing thousands of lives. Even the positive nations have been scarred for a iteration, and we nonetheless this present day stay in the conflict's shadow. during this significant research David Stevenson re-examines the factors, path and impression 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 background, drawing on insights from the most recent examine. It deals compelling solutions to the foremost questions about how this bad fight opened up: questions that stay disturbingly suitable for our personal time.
'It's tougher to visualize a greater single-volume complete historical past of the clash than this awesome learn' Ian Kershaw
'Perhaps the simplest complete one-volume heritage of the struggle but written' New Yorker
'David Stevenson is the true deal ... His defining attribute is his remarkable rigour as an historian ... enormously smart' Niall Ferguson
'This historical past of the 1914-1918 clash surpasses all others. it really is difficult, erudite and complete' Independent
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1914-1918: The History of the First World War by David Stevenson