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The war that ended peace : the road to 1914

Author: Margaret MacMillan
Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2014. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Random House trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Presents a narrative portrait of Europe in the years leading up to World War I that illuminates the political, cultural, and economic factors and contributing personalities that shaped major events.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret MacMillan
ISBN: 9780812980660 0812980662
OCLC Number: 869262132
Description: xxxv, 739 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: War or peace? --
Europe in 1900 --
Great Britain and splendid isolation --
"Woe to the country that has a child for king!": Wilhelm II and Germany --
Weltpolitik: Germany's place on the world stage --
Dreadnought: the Anglo-German naval rivalry --
Unlikely friends: the entente cordiale between France and Britain --
The bear and the whale: Russia and Great Britain --
The loyalty of the Nibelungs: the dual alliance of Austria-Hungary and Germany --
What were they thinking?: hopes, fears, ideas, and unspoken assumptions --
Dreaming of peace --
Thinking about war --
Making the plans --
The crises start: Germany, France and Morocco --
The Bosnian crisis: confrontation between Russia and Austria-Hungary in the Balkans --
1911: the year of discords: Morocco again --
The first Balkan wars --
Preparing for war or peace: Europe's last months of peace --
Assassination at Sarajevo --
The end of the concert of Europe: Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia --
Turning out the lights: Europe's last week of peace.
Responsibility: Margaret MacMillan.

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Presents a narrative portrait of Europe in the years leading up to World War I that illuminates the political, cultural, and economic factors and contributing personalities that shaped major events.

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