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By David Stevenson

1914-1918, David Stevenson's heritage of the 1st global warfare, has been acclaimed because the definitive one-volume account of the conflict

In the summer time of 1914 Europe exploded right into a frenzy of mass violence. The battle that had worldwide repercussions, destroying 4 empires and costing thousands of lives. Even the successful nations have been scarred for a new release, and we nonetheless at the present time stay in the conflict's shadow. during this significant research David Stevenson re-examines the reasons, path and influence of this 'war to finish war', putting it within the context of its period and exposing its underlying dynamics. His e-book offers a wide-ranging overseas heritage, drawing on insights from the newest study. It deals compelling solutions to the major questions about how this negative fight spread out: questions that stay disturbingly proper for our personal time.

'It's more durable to visualize a greater single-volume entire historical past of the clash than this exceptional research' Ian Kershaw

'Perhaps the easiest entire one-volume historical past of the battle but written' New Yorker

'David Stevenson is the true deal ... His defining attribute is his awesome rigour as an historian ... drastically smart' Niall Ferguson

'This heritage of the 1914-1918 clash surpasses all others. it's tricky, erudite and entire' Independent

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