The War That Ended Peace: The Road To 1914

July 29, 2014|
The War That Ended Peace: The Road To 1914 by Margaret Macmillan
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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 toward war will change and enrich how we see this defining moment in our history.

MARGARET MACMILLAN received her PhD from Oxford University and was a professor of international history at Oxford, where she was also the warden of St. Antony''s College. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature; a senior fellow of Massey College, University of Toronto; and an honorary fellow of Trinity College, University of...
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Title:The War That Ended Peace: The Road To 1914
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:784 pages, 9 X 6 X 2 in
Shipping dimensions:784 pages, 9 X 6 X 2 in
Published:July 29, 2014
Publisher:Penguin Canada
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780143173601

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