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Gambling on war confidence, fear, and the tragedy of the First World War

Author: Roger L Ransom
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Confidence, fear, and a propensity to gamble -- Otto von bismarck and the changing paradigm of war -- Schlieffen's gamble -- A war of attrition -- Economies at war -- War and revolution -- The last gamble -- The chaos of victory -- Epilogue: the tragedy of a world war -- Appendix 1: The composite index of national capability score -- Appendix 2: Woodrow Wilson's fourteen points
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ransom, Roger L.
Gambling on War
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press,c2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roger L Ransom
ISBN: 9781108600101 1108600107
OCLC Number: 1039697574
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (350 p.)
Contents: Confidence, fear, and a propensity to gamble --
Otto von bismarck and the changing paradigm of war --
Schlieffen's gamble --
A war of attrition --
Economies at war --
War and revolution --
The last gamble --
The chaos of victory --
Epilogue: the tragedy of a world war --
Appendix 1: The composite index of national capability score --
Appendix 2: Woodrow Wilson's fourteen points.
Responsibility: Roger L. Ransom, University of California, Riverside.

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The First World War left a legacy of chaos that is still with us a century later. Why did European leaders resort to war and why did they not end it sooner? Roger L. Ransom sheds new light on this  Read more...

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'World War I became a tragedy when victory became an end in itself rather than a means of achieving some prewar objective. In his lucid and insightful Gambling on War, Roger L. Ransom draws on Read more...

 
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