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The pity of war

The pity of war

Author: Niall Ferguson
Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In The Pity of War, Niall Ferguson explodes the myths of 1914-18. He argues that the fatal conflict between Britain and Germany was far from inevitable. It was Britain's declaration of war that needlessly turned a continental conflict into a world war, and it was Britain's economic mismanagement and military inferiority that necessitated American involvement, forever altering the global balance of power." "Ferguson  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Niall Ferguson
ISBN: 0465057128 9780465057122 046505711X 9780465057115
OCLC Number: 41124439
Description: xliii, 563 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: ch. 1. Myths of militarism --
ch. 2. Empires, ententes and Edwardian appeasement --
ch. 3. Britain's war of illusions --
ch. 4. Arms and men --
ch. 5. Public finance and national security --
ch. 6. Last days of mankind: 28 June --
4 August 1914 --
ch. 7. August days: the myth of war enthusiasm --
ch. 8. Press gang --
ch. 9. Economic capability: the advantage squandered --
ch. 10. Strategy, tactics and the net body count --
ch. 11. 'Maximum slaughter at minimum expense': war finance --
ch. 12. Death instinct: why men fought --
ch. 13. Captor's dilemma --
ch. 14. How (not) to pay for the war.
Responsibility: Niall Ferguson.
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The Pity of War makes one very simple and provocative argument: that the human atrocity known as the First World War was entirely Englands fault, that Englands entry into the war was based on a  Read more...


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