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Cataclysm : the First World War as political tragedy

Author: D Stevenson
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2004.
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"The author analyzes the political influence of World War One [I] and maintains that politicians deliberately took risks that led to war in 1914 and that the war continued as a result of conscious choices including the acceptance of high casualties."
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: D Stevenson
ISBN: 0465081843 9780465081844
OCLC Number: 54001282
Description: xix, 564 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Outbreak. The destruction of peace ; The failure of the war of movement, summer-winter 1914. --
pt. 2. Escalation. Making a new world, spring 1915-spring 1917 ; The widening of the war ; War aims and peace negotiations ; The land war in Europe: Strategy ; Technology, logistics, and tactics ; Manpower and morale ; Armaments and economics ; Naval warfare and blockade ; The politics of the home fronts. --
pt. 3. Outcome. The third phase, spring 1917-autumn 1918 ; The February Revolution and American intervention, spring 1917 ; Towards exhaustion, summer-autumn 1917 ; The Central Powers' last throw, autumn 1917-summer 1918 ; The turn of the tide, summer-autumn 1918 ; Ceasefire. --
pt. 4. Legacy. Peacemaking, 1919-1920 ; Rebuilding, 1920-1929 ; Demolition, 1929-1945 ; Conclusion: The war becomes history.
Responsibility: David Stevenson.
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"The author analyzes the political influence of World War One [I] and maintains that politicians deliberately took risks that led to war in 1914 and that the war continued as a result of conscious choices including the acceptance of high casualties."

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