The War that Ended Peace: How Europe abandoned peace for the First World War

The War that Ended Peace: How Europe abandoned peace for the First World War

Margaret MacMillan


WINNER of the International Affairs ebook of the 12 months on the Political publication Awards 2014Longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2013
The First international warfare a interval of sustained peace in Europe in the course of which individuals talked with self assurance of prosperity, development and desire. yet in 1914, Europe walked right into a catastrophic clash which killed thousands of its males, bled its economies dry, shook empires and societies to items, and fatally undermined Europe's dominance of the realm. It used to be a battle that may were shunned as much as the final moment-so why did it happen?
Beginning within the early 19th century, and finishing with the assassination of Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand, award-winning historian Margaret MacMillan uncovers the large political and technological adjustments, nationwide judgements and -- simply as important-the small moments of human clutter and weak spot that led Europe from peace to catastrophe. This masterful exploration of the way Europe selected its direction in the direction of struggle will swap and improve how we see this defining second in our history.

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