Europe's Last Summer

Who Started the Great War in 1914?
Product Number: EB00170121
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307425782
Publisher: Vintage
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When war broke out in Europe in 1914, it surprised a European population enjoying the most beautiful summer in memory. For nearly a century since, historians have debated the causes of the war. Some have cited the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand; others have concluded it was unavoidable. In Europe's Last Summer, David Fromkin provides a different answer: hostilities were commenced deliberately. In a riveting re-creation of the run-up to war, Fromkin shows how German generals, seeing war as inevitable, manipulated events to precipitate a conflict waged on their own terms. Moving deftly between diplomats, generals, and rulers across Europe, he makes the complex diplomatic negotiations accessible and immediate. Examining the actions of individuals amid larger historical forces, this is a gripping historical narrative and a dramatic reassessment of a key moment in the twentieth-century. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Author(s): David Fromkin
Original Publish Date: Dec 18, 2007

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Author(s): David Fromkin
Narrator(s): Alan Sklar
Genre: History
Product Number DD6299
Released: Sep 01, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470892340
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Author(s): David Fromkin
Narrator(s): Alan Sklar
Genre: History
Product Number Z100123873
Released: Apr 20, 2017
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ISBN: #9781538437902

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