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

Author: Thomas G Otte
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas G Otte
ISBN: 9781107064904 1107064902
OCLC Number: 884508022
Awards: Short-listed for PROSE Award for European and World History 2015
Description: xxii, 534 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Prelude: the road to Sarajevo --
Sarajevo and its echoes: 28 June to 5 July --
The triumph of tactics over strategy: 6 to 21 July --
Localizing the crisis, 19 to 23 July --
The ultimatum: 23 to 26 July --
Localizing the war: 26 to 28 July --
Escalation: 29 July to 4 August.
Responsibility: T.G. Otte.

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