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Europe s Last Summer

Author : David Fromkin
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The Great War not only destroyed the lives of over twenty million soldiers and civilians, it also ushered in a century of huge political and social upheaval, led directly to the Second World War and altered for ever the mechanisms of governments. And yet its causes, both long term and immediate, have continued to be shrouded in mystery. In Europe's Last Summer, David Fromkin reveals a new pattern in the happenings of that fateful July and August, which leads in unexpected directions. Rather than one war, starting with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, he sees two conflicts, related but not inseparably linked, whose management drew Europe and the world into what The Economist described as early as 1914 as 'perhaps the greatest tragedy in human history'.

The Great War 1914 1918

Author : Ian Frederick William Beckett
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"In this seminal work, Ian F. W. Beckett challenges the cliched images of the Great War that have come to dominate popular culture. Rather than dismissing the War as an exercise in mindless futility, he argues that, on the contrary, it was vital to the national interests of its participants, and shows how what originated as a European affair became a global event involving not only the extended colonial empires of European nations but also Japan, China, the Ottoman Empire, Latin America and the United States."--BOOK JACKET.

Thirteen Days

Author : Clive Ponting
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Ponting examines the 13 days leading up to World War I, beginning with a dramatic recreation of the assassination in Sarajevo, followed by a description of the developments city by city, day by day.

Europe s Last Red Terrorists

Author : George Kassimeris
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This volume focuses on the ideology and operations of Europe's last Marxist-Leninist terrorists, the Greek revolutionary organisation November 17. Tracing the history of November 17, which began in the 1970's, this book demostrates how it has persevered despite never developing widespread revolutionary guerrilla warfare.

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The Arming of Europe and the Making of the First World War

Author : David G. Herrmann
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Europe's adoption of new 20th-century weaponry increased its land-based military power and influenced international affairs during the series of diplomatic crises that led to the First World War. Historian David Herrmann draws on documentary research in military and state archives in Germany, France, Austria, England, and Italy to provide the most complete study of this subject to date. Illus.

The First World War

Author : Keith Robbins
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This book provides a clear, chronological account of the campaigns on the Western and Eastern fronts, and then moves on to investigate the often ignored areas of the war, such as war poets, logistics, and the diplomacy of war aims and peace moves.

Brehm s Life of Animals

Author : Alfred Edmund Brehm
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The Animals of the World

Author : Alfred Edmund Brehm
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The Lions of July

Author : William Jannen
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Examines the causes of World War I, and looks at how the actions of leaders determined to avoid war actually led to war.

The Independence of Nations

Author : David Fromkin
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Yet More Adventures with Britannia

Author : Wm. Roger Louis
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Here is a colorful collection of writings by well known scholars and critics on modern Britain's literature and history. From British personalities, politics, and culture, to Britain's interaction with other societies, the subjects are wide-ranging and sometimes surprising. Niall Ferguson examines the origins of the first World War; Avi Shlaim reasseses the Balfour Declaration; Geoffrey Wheatcroft writes about Evelyn Waugh; David Cannadine revisits C.P. Snow's Two Cultures; and much more.

Good Housekeeping

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Vienna 1814

Author : David King
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“Reads like a novel. A fast-paced page-turner, it has everything: sex, wit, humor, and adventures. But it is an impressively researched and important story.” —David Fromkin, author of Europe’s Last Summer Vienna, 1814 is an evocative and brilliantly researched account of the most audacious and extravagant peace conference in modern European history. With the feared Napoleon Bonaparte presumably defeated and exiled to the small island of Elba, heads of some 216 states gathered in Vienna to begin piecing together the ruins of his toppled empire. Major questions loomed: What would be done with France? How were the newly liberated territories to be divided? What type of restitution would be offered to families of the deceased? But this unprecedented gathering of kings, dignitaries, and diplomatic leaders unfurled a seemingly endless stream of personal vendettas, long-simmering feuds, and romantic entanglements that threatened to undermine the crucial work at hand, even as their hard-fought policy decisions shaped the destiny of Europe and led to the longest sustained peace the continent would ever see. Beyond the diplomatic wrangling, however, the Congress of Vienna served as a backdrop for the most spectacular Vanity Fair of its time. Highlighted by such celebrated figures as the elegant but incredibly vain Prince Metternich of Austria, the unflappable and devious Prince Talleyrand of France, and the volatile Tsar Alexander of Russia, as well as appearances by Ludwig van Beethoven and Emilia Bigottini, the sheer star power of the Vienna congress outshone nearly everything else in the public eye. An early incarnation of the cult of celebrity, the congress devolved into a series of debauched parties that continually delayed the progress of peace, until word arrived that Napoleon had escaped, abruptly halting the revelry and shrouding the continent in panic once again. Vienna, 1814 beautifully illuminates the intricate social and political intrigue of this history-defining congress–a glorified party that seemingly valued frivolity over substance but nonetheless managed to drastically reconfigure Europe’s balance of power and usher in the modern age.

Library Journal

Author : Melvil Dewey
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

The New Yorker

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The First World War

Author : Ian Cawood
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The First World War examines the outbreak, events and aftermath of the Great War, and the political, social and economic effects on the European countries involved. Important themes explored include recruitment and propaganda, women's involvement in the war, protest and pacifism and the links between the war and the revolutions in Russia and Germany. Questions and Analysis in History edited by Stephen J. Lee, Bromsgrove School, Sean Lang, Hills Road Sixth Form College and Jocelyn Hunt, Education Officer, HMS Belfast. Questions and Analysis in History are short texts on central historical issues. Each book: -- includes key background information -- focuses on analysis of material through questions -- supplies worked answers to 'A' Level examination questions -- helps tighten up on essay technique -- contains a comprehensive range of sources, including illustrations -- provides guidance to using sources and a guide to further reading

Maurice Pal ologue

Author : Irwin Halfond
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This study is intended as the first biography of Maurice Paléologue, an important figure in the diplomatic history of the Third French Republic. He has never received adequate recognition or biographical attention for his role in the events surrounding the immediate outbreak of World War I and French policy towards Russia and the Balkans in 1920. This book brings to the surface the possibility of a powerful behind-the-scenes influence exerted by Paléologue to initiate and/or execute policy decisions of a controversial nature. It examines documents from the British Foreign Office and the French Foreign Ministry that were used extensively from 1907 to 1917 when Paléologue emerged from the inner depths of the departmental apparatus of the Quai d'Orsay. The material is important in illuminating and analyzing two virtually unknown chapters in Paléologue's career: his Ambassadorship to Bulgaria and his efforts to shape a comprehensive war aims agreement while at St. Petersburg. Extensive use has been made of Paléologue's varied writings, as well. Because Paléologue's thoughts and actions were consistent with one another, an analysis of the writers' ideas yields a fuller understanding of the diplomat's motives. Such a comparison between ideas and their realization is of vital significance in explaining why Paléologue engaged in intrigue, obfuscation, and insubordination in the various diplomatic posts he held. Through this analysis the reader is provided with a cohesive theory and interpretation of Paléologue's life.

CA Te Am Anthem 2007 Mod

Author : Holt Rinehart & Winston
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The Western Heritage 1300 1815

Author : Donald M. Kagan
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This concise, full-color survey of Western civilization provides an exceptionally balanced survey of the political, social, and cultural development of Western civilization - its strengths and weaknesses, and the controversies surrounding it. Covers the major eras of Western civilization from its birth to the Cold War and the emergence of the New Europe. Focuses on several critical themes - 1) the development of political freedom, constitutional government, and concern for the rule of law and individual rights; 2) the shifting relations among religion, society, and the state; 3) the development of science and technology and their expanding impact on thought, social institutions, and everyday life; 4) the major religious and intellectual currents that have shaped Western culture. For anyone interested in Western Civilization and European History.