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Europe's last summer : who started the Great War in 1914? / David Fromkin
Bib ID 7089916
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Fromkin, David, author
 
Edition First Vintage Books edition. 
Description New York : Vintage Books, [2005] 
xi, 349 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 21 cm 
ISBN 037572575X (paperback)
9780375725753 (paperback)
Summary

Draws on current scholarship to argue that hostilities that led to World War I were started intentionally, describing the negotiations and personalities of key leaders that contributed to the failure of diplomatic efforts.

Full contents
  • Out of the blue
  • The importance of the question
  • A summer to remember
  • Part 1: Europe's tensions
  • 1. Empires clash
  • 2. Classes struggle
  • 3. Nations quarrel
  • 4. Countries arm
  • 5. Zarathustra prophesies
  • 6. Diplomats align
 
Notes

Originally published: alfred A.Knopf,New York, 2004.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-336) and index.

Subjects World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes.
Also Titled

Who started the Great War in 1914?

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