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July Crisis : the world's descent into war, summer 1914

Author: Thomas G Otte
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:July Crisis.
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"Definitive new account of the catalytic events that led to the outbreak of war. Thomas Otte argues that neither martial culture nor the alliance system played a decisive role for much of the crisis. Instead he reveals the fatal flaws, failings, and miscalculations of those who led Europe into war."
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas G Otte
ISBN: 9781107064904 1107064902 9781107695276 1107695279
OCLC Number: 882524000
In: Otte, Thomas
Awards: Short-listed for PROSE Award for European and World History 2015
Description: XXII, 534 Seiten : Illustrationen, Karten
Contents: Introduction; 1. Prelude: the road to Sarajevo; 2. Sarajevo and its echoes: 28 June to 5 July; 3. The triumph of tactics over strategy: 6 to 21 July; 4. Localizing the crisis: 19 to 23 July; 5. The ultimatum: 23 to 26 July; 6. Localizing the war: 26 to 28 July; 7. Escalation: 29 July to 4 August; Conclusion.
Responsibility: T.G. Otte.

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