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Great War, total war : combat and mobilization on the Western Front, 1914-1918

Author: Roger Chickering; Stig Förster
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : German Historical Institute ; Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006, ©2000.
Series: Publications of the German Historical Institute.
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This 2000 volume analyses the First World War in light of the concept of 'total war'.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Chickering; Stig Förster
ISBN: 0521026377 9780521026376
OCLC Number: 80726180
Description: xii, 531 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: From cabinet war to total war / Hew Strachan --
World War I and the theory of total war / Roger Chickering --
World War I and the revolution in logistics / Martin Van Creveld --
Mass warfare and the impact of technology / Dennis E. Showalter --
Total was as a result of new weapons? / Rolf-Dieter Müller --
Planning total war / Holger Afflerbach --
Most extensive experiment that the imagination can conceive / Wolfgang U. Eckart --
War between soldiers and enemy civilians, 1914-1915 / John Horne and Alan Kramer --
Blockade of Germany and the strategy of starvation, 1914-1918 / Avner Offer --
Total rhetoric, limited war / Holger H. Herwig --
First air war against noncombatants / Christian Geinitz --
Bullying the neutrals / Marc Frey --
Poincaré, Clemenceau, and the quest for total victory / John F.V. Keiger --
Strategy and unlimited warfare in Germany / Wilhelm Deist --
Strategy of unlimited warfare / David French --
French strategy on the western front, 1914-1918 / David Stevenson --
Strategy and total war in the United States / Russell F. Weigley --
War aims, state intervention, and business leadership in Germany / Gerald D. Feldman --
Lloyd George and the management of the British war economy / Keith Grieves --
Better late than never / Elisabeth Glaser --
How (not) to pay for the war / Niall Ferguson --
Mobilizing German society for war / Richard Bessel --
Women's wartime services under the cross / Jean H. Quataert --
Pandora's box / Jörg Nagler --
Painting and music during and after the great war / Arthur Marwick.
Series Title: Publications of the German Historical Institute.
Responsibility: edited by Roger Chickering and Stig Förster.

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