A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918

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A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918 Author G.J. Meyer
ISBN-10 0553382403
ISBN-13 9780553382402
Year 2007-05-29
Pages 816
Language English
Publisher Bantam
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Drawing on exhaustive research this remarkable intimate account tells the story of how World War I reduced Europes mightiest empires to rubble killed twenty million people and cracked the foundations of the world we live in today On a summer day in 1914 a nineteen year old Serbian nationalist gunned down Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo While the world slumbered monumental forces were shaken In less than a month a combination of ambition deceit fear jealousy missed opportunities and miscalculation sent Austro Hungarian troops marching into Serbia German troops streaming toward Paris and a vast Russian army into war with England as its ally As crowds cheered their armies on no one could guess what lay ahead four long years of slaughter physical and moral exhaustion and the near collapse of a civilization that until 1914 had dominated the globe Praise for A World UndoneThundering magnificent A World Undone is a book of true greatness that prompts moments of sheer joy and pleasure It will earn generations of admirers The Washington Times Meyers sketches of the British Cabinet the Russian Empire the aging Austro Hungarian Empire are lifelike and plausible His account of the tragic folly of Gallipoli is masterful A World Undone has an instructive value that can scarcely be measuredLos Angeles Times An original and very readable account of one of the most significant and often misunderstood events of the last century Steve Gillon resident historian The History Channel

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