Europe's Last Summer

Who Started the Great War in 1914?
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.97 hours)
Product Number: Z100123873
Released: Apr 20, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538437902
Narrator/s: Alan Sklar
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The early summer of 1914 was the most glorious Europeans could remember. But, behind the scenes, the most destructive war the world had yet known was moving inexorably into being, a war that would continue to resonate into the twenty-first century. The question of how the Great War of 1914 began has long vexed historians. In a gripping narrative, Fromkin shows that hostilities were started deliberately and that two wars were waged, one serving as pretext for the other. Shedding light on such current issues as preventive war and terrorism, Fromkin provides detailed descriptions of the negotiations and incisive portraits of the diplomats, generals, and rulers as he reveals why diplomacy was destined to fail.

Author(s): David Fromkin
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Mar 27, 2017

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Author(s): David Fromkin
Narrator(s): Alan Sklar
Genre: History
Product Number DD6299
Released: Sep 01, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470892340
Author(s): David Fromkin
Product Number EB00170121
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780307425782

Professional reviews

"To many observers, WWI erupted without real cause. During the years immediately before, Europe seemed to be drowsing on the fineries of the early twentieth century. Fromkin gathers many historical threads and shows that the war was planned and incited, primarily by imperial Germany, and that diplomacy was destined to fail. Individuals led nations, feet often dragging, into confrontation. It isn't easy to inject life into dry historical narrative such as this, but Alan Sklar pulls it off. He reads compellingly, in a middle American bass-baritone with highs and lows of expression, nicely enhancing the text. D.R.W. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine"

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