184668272X
Hardback:The war that ended peace : how Europe abandoned peace for the First World War / Margaret MacMillan.:2013 Hardback The war that ended peace : how Europe abandoned peace for the First World War / Margaret MacMillan.
The war that ended peace : how Europe abandoned peace for the First World War / Margaret MacMillan.
Author: MacMillan, Margaret, 1943-
Publication year: 2013
Format: Hardback
Publisher: London : Profile Books,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781846682728 (hbk.) :
Notes:
The First World War followed a period of sustained peace in Europe during which people talked with confidence of prosperity, progress and hope. But in 1914, Europe walked into a catastrophic conflict which killed millions of its men, bled its economies dry, shook empires and societies to pieces, and fatally undermined Europe's dominance of the world. Beginning in the early 19th century, and ending with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, historian Margaret MacMillan uncovers the huge political and technological changes, national decisions and - just as important - the small moments of human muddle and weakness that led Europe from peace to disaster.
Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
Available: 6
Total number of items: 7
Number of reservations: 0
Description:
xxxi, 699 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 24 cm

Available at:

Loading...
A brilliant historical account of how Europe blundered from prosperity and economic growth to diplomatic meltdown. Well researched and written. Complex issues and characters portrayed in an understandable way. A must read if you are interested in the causes of WW1.
20/01/15
paula heath

Other titles by the author

Similar titles

1444763350
0300162022
Author: Beckett, I. F. W.
1849907269
1408821648
Author: Van Emden, Richard, author.
0670919616
Author: Paxman, Jeremy, 1950- author.
1780576307
Author: Docherty, Gerry, 1948- author.
1781683506
1846682460
Author: Hart, Peter, 1955- author.
1782002804
Author: Simkins, Peter, 1939- author.
1909217352
Author: Morgan, Pat (Teacher), author.
1844037444
Author: Hughes-Wilson, John, author.
1847947255
Author: Charman, Isobel, author.
1848315937
Author: McMeekin, Sean, 1974- author.
0752493361

Language