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Published: 26 June 2014

512 Pages | 55 black and white halftones


ISBN: 9780199665389

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The Month that Changed the World

July 1914

Gordon Martel

  • Gripping, step by step account of the five fateful weeks in 1914 that led to the First World War
  • Investigates the twists and turns of the July Crisis afresh to show how the catastrophe really unfurled
  • Highlights how the personalities of the leading statesmen were central to the unfolding crisis
  • Makes clear how little the conflict was in fact premeditated, preordained, or even predictable
  • The story of a terrible, unnecessary tragedy, as the Great Powers escalated a Balkan problem into the cataclysm of general war

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