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The sleepwalkers : how Europe went to war in 1914

Author: Christopher M Clark
Publisher: New York : Harper, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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An authoritative chronicle, drawing on new research on World War I, traces the paths to war in a minute-by-minute narrative that examines the decades of history that informed the events of 1914.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher M Clark
ISBN: 9780061146657 006114665X
OCLC Number: 795757585
Notes: "First published in Great Britain in 2012 by Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books"--Title page verso.
Description: xxxi, 697 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Roads to Sarajevo. I. Serbian ghosts : Murder in Belgrade ; 'Irresponsible elements' ; Mental maps ; Separation ; Escalation ; Three Turkish wars ; The conspiracy ; Nikola Pašić reacts --
The empire without qualities : Conflict and equilibrium ; The chess players ; Lies and forgeries ; Deceptive calm ; Hawks and doves --
pt. II. One continent divided. The polarization of Europe, 1887-1907 : Dangerous liaison: the Franco-Russian alliance ; The judgment of Paris ; The end of British neutrality ; Belated empire: Germany ; The great turning point? ; Painting the devil on the wall --
The many voices of European foreign policy : Sovereign decision-makers ; Who governed in St. Petersburg? ; Who governed in Paris? ; Who governed in Berlin? ; The troubled supremacy of Sir Edward Grey ; The Agadir Crisis of 1911 ; Soldiers and civilians ; The press and public opinion ; The fluidity of power --
Balkan entanglements : Air strikes on Libya ; Balkan helter-skelter ; The wobbler ; The Balkan Winter Crisis of 1912-13 ; Bulgaria or Serbia? ; Austria's troubles ; The Balkanization of the Franco-Russian alliance ; Paris forces the pace ; Poincaré under pressure --
Last chances: détente and danger, 1912-1914 :The limits of détente ; 'Now or never' ; Germans on the Bosphorus ; The Balkan inception scenario ; A crisis of masculinity? ; How open was the future? --
pt. III. Crisis. Murder in Sarajevo :The assassination ; Flashbulb moments ; The investigation begins ; Serbian responses ; What is to be done? --
The widening circle : Reactions abroad ; Count Hoyos goes to Berlin ; The road to the Austrian ultimatum ; The strange death of Nikolai Hartwig --
The French in St Petersburg : Count de Robien changes trains ; M. Poincaré sails to Russia ; The poker game --
The ultimatum : Austria demands ; Serbia responds ; A 'local war' begins --
Warning shots : Firmness prevails ; 'It's war this time' ; Russian reasons --
Last days : A strange light falls upon the map of Europe ; Poincaré returns to Paris ; Russia mobilizes ; The leap into the dark ; 'There must be some misunderstanding' ; The tribulations of Paul Cambon ; Britain intervenes ; Belgium ; Boots.
Responsibility: Christopher Clark.

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An authoritative chronicle, drawing on new research on World War I, traces the paths to war in a minute-by-minute narrative that examines the decades of history that informed the events of 1914.

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