The lost history of 1914 :
how the Great War was not inevitable /
|Main Creator:||Beatty, Jack.|
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.
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London : Bloomsbury, 2012.
Dust jacket available. See entry for [Miscellaneous dust jackets removed from 12A collection items] in the NLI catalogue.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical description: 392 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm.
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|12A 2360||Main Reading Room||Books|