Understanding the Great War
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Dec 23, 2014
Product Number: EB00588156
Released: Dec 23, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781466887787
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With this brilliantly innovative book, reissued for the one-hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, StEphane Audoin-Rouzeau and Annette Becker have shown that the Great War was the matrix from which all subsequent disasters of the twentieth century were formed. They identify three often neglected or denied aspects of the conflict that are essential for understanding the war: First, what inspired its unprecedented physical brutality, and what were the effects of tolerating such violence? Second, how did citizens of the belligerent states come to be driven by vehement nationalistic and racist impulses? Third, how did the tens of millions bereaved by the war come to terms with the agonizing pain? With its strikingly original interpretative strength and its wealth of compelling documentary evidence, 14-18: Understanding the Great War has established itself as a classic in the history of modern warfare.

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