THE WAR THAT ENDED PEACE: THE ROAD TO 1914

by Margaret MacMillan

Penguin Group (Canada) | October 29, 2013 | Kobo Edition (eBook) |

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The First World War followed a period of sustained peace in Europe during which people talked with confidence of prosperity, progress, and hope. But in 1914, Europe walked into a catastrophic conflict that killed millions, bled its economies dry, shook empires and societies to pieces, and fatally undermined Europe's dominance of the world. It was a war that could have been avoided up to the last moment-so why did it happen?

Beginning in the early nineteenth century and ending with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, award-winning historian Margaret Macmillan uncovers the huge political and technological changes, national decisions, and just as important, the small moments of human muddle and weakness that led Europe from peace to disaster. This masterful exploration of how Europe chose its path towards war will change and enrich how we see this defining moment in history.

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Published: October 29, 2013

Publisher: Penguin Group (Canada)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143190245

ISBN - 13: 9780143190240

Found in: History

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THE WAR THAT ENDED PEACE: THE ROAD TO 1914

THE WAR THAT ENDED PEACE: THE ROAD TO 1914

by Margaret MacMillan

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: October 29, 2013

Publisher: Penguin Group (Canada)

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143190245

ISBN - 13: 9780143190240

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The First World War followed a period of sustained peace in Europe during which people talked with confidence of prosperity, progress, and hope. But in 1914, Europe walked into a catastrophic conflict that killed millions, bled its economies dry, shook empires and societies to pieces, and fatally undermined Europe's dominance of the world. It was a war that could have been avoided up to the last moment-so why did it happen?

Beginning in the early nineteenth century and ending with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, award-winning historian Margaret Macmillan uncovers the huge political and technological changes, national decisions, and just as important, the small moments of human muddle and weakness that led Europe from peace to disaster. This masterful exploration of how Europe chose its path towards war will change and enrich how we see this defining moment in history.

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