The Lost History of 1914

The Lost History of 1914

Why the Great War Was Not Inevitable

eBook - 2012
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In The Lost History of 1914, Jack Beatty offers a highly original view of World War I, testing against fresh evidence the long-dominant assumption that it was inevitable. Beatty presents the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand not as the catalyst of a war that would have broken out over some other crisis, but rather as "its all-but unique precipitant." Beatty shows how a possible military coup in Germany; an imminent civil war in Britain; or the murder trial of the wife of the likely next premier of France, who sought detente with Germany, might have derailed the war or brought it to a different end.
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2012
ISBN: 9781408827970
Characteristics: 1 online resource. : ill., maps


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