The Lost History of 1914
Why the Great War Was Not InevitableeBook - 2012
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
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource. : ill., maps
Alternative Title: Why the Great War was not inevitable