How Europe went to the brink, and beyond
Advantages: Wide-ranging, detailed, incisive look at the years leading up to war
Disadvantages: The occasional omission or questionable argument, inevitable in a book of this nature
...One could argue that the main title of this book is slightly questionable. Throughout the half-century or so preceding the outbreak of hostilities in 1914, Europe had rarely been a conflict-free zone, with the Franco-Prussian, Graeco-Turkish and Balkan wars for a start. However, it is only reasonable to add the qualification that the majority of the continent was at peace with itself and most...
04.01.2014 12:11 ·
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