July 1914

July 1914

Countdown to War

Book - 2013
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A bold, gripping history of the first month of World War I
When an assassin gunned down Archduke Franz Ferdinand in late June 1914, no one could have imagined the shocking bloodshed that would soon follow. Indeed, as award-winning historian Sean McMeekin reveals in July 1914 , World War I might have been avoided entirely had it not been for the actions of a small group of statesmen in the month after the assassination. Whether they plotted for war or rode the whirlwind nearly blind, these men sought to capitalize on the fallout from Ferdinand's murder, unwittingly leading Europe toward the greatest cataclysm it had ever seen. A deeply-researched account of the genesis of World War I, July 1914 tells the gripping story of the month that changed the course of the twentieth century.
Publisher: New York :, Basic Books,, c2013
ISBN: 9780465060740
9780465031450
0465031455
Branch Call Number: 940.311 M227j 2013
Characteristics: xviii, 461 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm

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Moe1259
Feb 09, 2018

A great account of the possible causes of WWI. I always thought that WWI was mostly the fault of the war party in Germany. Mr. McMeekin book sets the record straight and provides a clearer insight on the decisions by all the countries involved in this horrific war.

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