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Europe's Last Summer By David Fromkin

Europe's Last Summer
by David Fromkin

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The Great War not only destroyed the lives of over twenty million soldiers and civilians, it also ushered in a century of huge political and social upheaval, led directly to the Second World War and altered for ever the mechanisms of governments.
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Europe's Last Summer by David Fromkin

The Great War not only destroyed the lives of over twenty million soldiers and civilians, it also ushered in a century of huge political and social upheaval, led directly to the Second World War and altered for ever the mechanisms of governments. And yet its causes, both long term and immediate, have continued to be shrouded in mystery. In Europe's Last Summer, David Fromkin reveals a new pattern in the happenings of that fateful July and August, which leads in unexpected directions. Rather than one war, starting with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, he sees two conflicts, related but not inseparably linked, whose management drew Europe and the world into what The Economist described as early as 1914 as 'perhaps the greatest tragedy in human history'.

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Europe's Last Summer Reviews


"He has a gift for seeing the whole world and for packing complicated material into a few boldly stroked sentences" * New York Times *
"Fromkin gives some excellent pen portraits of the principals and uses quotations to deadly effect" * Sunday Times *
"A crisp, lively, day-by-day account of that fateful summer... This book, both decisive and nuanced, is as convincing as it is appalling" * Foreign Affairs *
"An absorbing history of WWI's origins... Superb" * Newsweek *
"An enormously impressive book, a popular history brimming with fresh scholarship" * Weekly Standard *

About David Fromkin


David Fromkin is Professor of International Relations, History, and Law at Boston University. He is the author of In the Time of the Americans and A Peace to End All Peace, which was a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize.

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GOR001981806
Europe's Last Summer by David Fromkin
David Fromkin
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2005-08-04
384
0099430843
9780099430841
N/A
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