"David Stevenson is the real deal....His defining characteristic is his outstanding rigour as an historian.... [ think him tremendously clever."Reseña del editor:
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
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Descripción Basic Books, 2004. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0465081843
Descripción Basic Books, U.S.A., 2004. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. 1st Edition. New- first edition hardcover in new- dust jacket. Book has some light soiling from someone handling it with soiled fingers, mostly on front end page. Otherwise clean, tight and unread. Note that previous owner was a collector who carefully reinforced the dust jacket with what appears to be archival tape along the interior edges. Nº de ref. de la librería 045511
Descripción Basic Books, 2004. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110465081843
Descripción Basic Books. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0465081843 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW6.0237595