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Cataclysm By David Stevenson

Cataclysm by David Stevenson

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A major new history that changes our understanding of World War I, incorporating the latest in military, political, and economic research, destined to become the definitive account for years to come.

Cataclysm Summary

Cataclysm: The First World War as Political Tragedy by David Stevenson

A major new history that changes our understanding of World War I, incorporating the latest in military, political, and economic research, destined to become the definitive account for years to come. The standard account of World War I says that the war happened because politicians lost control of events, and that once the war began, it quickly became an unstoppable machine. But in this major new work, historian David Stevenson shows that politicians deliberately took risks that led to war in July 1914, and that battle by bloody battle, their decision remained to continue the fighting. Cataclysm presents the disturbing reality that the course of the war was the result of conscious choices--including the continued acceptance of astronomical casualties.Rather than the standard Germany-vs.-England account, Cataclysm is a truly international history, drawing on previously undisclosed records from the Italian, Russian, Japanese, and Ottoman governments. From the complex network of secret treaties and alliances that eventually drew all of Europe into the war, to the way that World War I reconfigured how societies mourn and memorialize wartime dead, Cataclysm is a major revision of World

Cataclysm Reviews

"David Stevenson is the real deal....His defining characteristic is his outstanding rigour as an historian.... [ think him tremendously clever."

About David Stevenson

David Stevenson is Professor of International History at the London School of Economics. He is the author of numerous publications on this subject, including The First World War and International Politics and The Outbreak of the First World War: 1914 in Perspective . He lives in London.

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GOR010874125
9780465081844
0465081843
Cataclysm: The First World War as Political Tragedy by David Stevenson
Used - Good
Hardback
INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
2004-05-05
624
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