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The making of the First World War

Author: I F W Beckett
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2014. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An original and spellbinding reinterpretation of the most significant events of the Great War.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: I F W Beckett
ISBN: 9780300206647 030020664X
OCLC Number: 870424794
Notes: Originally published: 2012.
Description: xii, 263 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The silent conqueror --
The widening of the war --
The making of a nation --
The man and the hour --
The power of image --
The death of kings --
The ungentlemanly weapon --
The path to revolution --
The shadow of the bomber --
The promised land --
The moral imperative --
The last throw --
Conclusion --
Notes --
Further reading --
Index.
Responsibility: Ian F.W. Beckett.

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A century has passed since the assassination of Austria-Hungary's Archduke Ferdinand, yet the repercussions of the devastating global conflict that followed still echo. In this book, the author turns  Read more...

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