560 pages, 9.48 × 6.42 × 1.55 in
May 13, 2014
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0393088634
ISBN - 13: 9780393088632
From the Publisher
One of the most violent conflicts in the history of civilization, World War I has been strangely forgotten in American culture. It has become a ghostly war fought in a haze of memory, often seen merely as a distant preamble to World War II. In critically acclaimed historian David Reynolds seeks to broaden our vision by assessing the impact of the Great War across the twentieth century. He shows how events in that turbulent century—particularly World War II, the Cold War, and the collapse of Communism—shaped and reshaped attitudes to 1914–18.
About the Author
David Reynolds is a professor of international history at Cambridge University. He is the author of books including The Long Shadow and In Command of History: Churchill Fighting and Writing the Second World War, which won the Wolfson Prize.
“[World War I has] been analyzed before, but never with such depth of perception or range of understanding. Reynolds is able to speak with authority on economics and philosophy; literature and art; politics, diplomacy and memory. He is a historian of immense skill, utterly confident of his wisdom and deservedly so.” — Gerard De Groot (Washington Post)“ is an extraordinary work. With deep perception and knowledge David Reynolds tells the story and assesses the significance of the Great War from its beginnings to the present day. . . . Many books on the Great War have already appeared and will continue to do so during these centennial years. It is hard to imagine that there will be a better one.” — Peter Stansky, Stanford University“Brilliant…the most challenging and intelligent book on the Great War and our perceptions of it that any of us will read this, or any other year.” — John Charmley (The Times (UK))“[A] masterly look at what the war meant and how its meaning changed by decade.” — David Shribman (Boston Globe)“ is a fluent corrective to our preoccupation with our own individual and family war stories, and offers a truly global perspective on the conflict’s long shadow.” — Nigel Jones (The Telegraph (UK))“Who better as remembrancer than David Reynolds, with his customary lucidity, his long view, his comparative perspective, his contemporary sensitivity, his scholarly sanity and his crisp humanity? …This is the work of a master historian.” — Alex Danchev (The Times Hig