The War That Ended Peace: The Road To 1914

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The War That Ended Peace: The Road To 1914

by Margaret Macmillan

ALLEN LANE CANADA | October 29, 2013 | Hardcover

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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.


Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 784 Pages, 6.3 × 9.45 × 1.57 in

Published: October 29, 2013

Publisher: ALLEN LANE CANADA

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0670064041

ISBN - 13: 9780670064045

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: Hardcover

Dimensions: 784 Pages, 6.3 × 9.45 × 1.57 in

Published: October 29, 2013

Publisher: ALLEN LANE CANADA

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0670064041

ISBN - 13: 9780670064045

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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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"Few historians have better credentials to write about the origins of the First World War than the Oxford scholar Margaret MacMillan.with its lovely elegant style, keen eye for human foibles and impeccable attention to detail, this is one of the most enjoyably readable books of the year. MacMillan depicts a world of neurotically anxious empires and dangerously insecure alliances, a restless landscape in which diplomacy''s tectonic plates never stay still for a moment." - Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times
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