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The Resource Europe's last summer : who started the Great War in 1914?, David Fromkin

Europe's last summer : who started the Great War in 1914?, David Fromkin

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Europe's last summer : who started the Great War in 1914?
Title
Europe's last summer
Title remainder
who started the Great War in 1914?
Statement of responsibility
David Fromkin
Title variation
Who started the Great War in 1914?
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book is a dramatic reassessment of the causes of the Great War. The early summer of 1914 was the most glorious Europeans could remember. But, behind the scenes, the most destructive war the world had yet known was moving inexorably into being, a war that would continue to resonate into the twenty-first century. The question of how it began has long vexed historians. Many have cited the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand; others have concluded that it was nobody's fault. But David Fromkin -- whose account is based on the latest scholarship -- provides a different answer. He makes plain that hostilities were commenced deliberately. In a gripping narrative that has eerie parallels to events in our own time, Fromkin shows that not one but two wars were waged, and that the first served as pretext for the second. Shedding light on such current issues as preemptive war and terrorism, he provides detailed descriptions of the negotiations and incisive portraits of the diplomats, generals, and rulers -- the Kaiser of Germany, the Czar of Russia, the Prime Minister of England, among other key players. And he reveals how and why diplomacy was doomed to fail. - Jacket flap
  • Draws on current scholarship to argue that hostilities that led to World War I were started intentionally, describing the negotiations and personalities of key leaders that contributed to the failure of diplomatic efforts
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DLC
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Fromkin, David
Dewey number
940.3/11
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D511
LC item number
.F746 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Rogers D. Spotswood Collection
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  • World War (1914-1918)
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Guerre mondiale, 1914-1918
  • War
  • Eerste Wereldoorlog
  • Oorzaken
  • Weltkrieg (1914-1918)
  • Kriegsschuldfrage
  • Europa
  • Guerre mondiale, 1914-1918 - Causes
  • Kriegsschuldfrage
  • Weltkrieg (1914-1918)
  • Europa
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Europe's last summer : who started the Great War in 1914?, David Fromkin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Out of the blue -- The importance of the question -- A summer to remember -- Part 1: Europe's tensions. Empires clash ; Classes struggle ; Nations quarrel ; Countries arm ; Zarathustra prophesies ; Diplomats align -- Part 2: Walking through minefields. The Eastern Question ; A challenge for the Archduke ; Explosive Germany -- Part 3: Drifting toward war. Macedonia--out of control ; Austria--first off the mark ; France and Germany make their play ; Italy grasps--then the Balkans do too ; The Slavic tide ; Europe goes to the brink ; More Balkan tremors ; An American tries to stop it -- Part 4: Murder!. The last waltz ; In the land of the assassins ; The Russian connection ; The terrorists strike ; Europe yawns ; Disposing of the bodies ; Rounding up the suspects -- Part 5: Telling lies. Germany signs a blank check ; The great deception ; Berchtold runs out of time ; The secret is kept -- Part 6: Crisis!. The fait is not accompli ; Presenting an ultimatum ; Serbia more or less accepts -- Part 7: Countdown. Showdown in Berlin ; July 26 ; July 27 ; July 28 ; July 29 ; July 30 ; July 31 ; August 1 ; August 2 ; August 3 ; August 4 ; Shredding the evidence -- Part 8: The mystery solved. Assembling in the library ; What did not happen ; The key to what happened ; What was it about? ; Who could have prevented it? ; Who started it? ; Could it happen again? ; Summing up -- Epilogue. Austria's war ; Germany's war
Control code
ocm53937943
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 349 pages
Isbn
9780375411564
Lccn
2003027391
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o53937943
  • (OCoLC)53937943
Label
Europe's last summer : who started the Great War in 1914?, David Fromkin
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Out of the blue -- The importance of the question -- A summer to remember -- Part 1: Europe's tensions. Empires clash ; Classes struggle ; Nations quarrel ; Countries arm ; Zarathustra prophesies ; Diplomats align -- Part 2: Walking through minefields. The Eastern Question ; A challenge for the Archduke ; Explosive Germany -- Part 3: Drifting toward war. Macedonia--out of control ; Austria--first off the mark ; France and Germany make their play ; Italy grasps--then the Balkans do too ; The Slavic tide ; Europe goes to the brink ; More Balkan tremors ; An American tries to stop it -- Part 4: Murder!. The last waltz ; In the land of the assassins ; The Russian connection ; The terrorists strike ; Europe yawns ; Disposing of the bodies ; Rounding up the suspects -- Part 5: Telling lies. Germany signs a blank check ; The great deception ; Berchtold runs out of time ; The secret is kept -- Part 6: Crisis!. The fait is not accompli ; Presenting an ultimatum ; Serbia more or less accepts -- Part 7: Countdown. Showdown in Berlin ; July 26 ; July 27 ; July 28 ; July 29 ; July 30 ; July 31 ; August 1 ; August 2 ; August 3 ; August 4 ; Shredding the evidence -- Part 8: The mystery solved. Assembling in the library ; What did not happen ; The key to what happened ; What was it about? ; Who could have prevented it? ; Who started it? ; Could it happen again? ; Summing up -- Epilogue. Austria's war ; Germany's war
Control code
ocm53937943
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 349 pages
Isbn
9780375411564
Lccn
2003027391
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o53937943
  • (OCoLC)53937943

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