The First World War: Germany and Austria-Hungary 1914-1918

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A&C Black, Apr 24, 2014 - History - 496 pages
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The Great War toppled four empires, cost the world 24 million dead, and sowed the seeds of another worldwide conflict 20 years later. This is the only book in the English language to offer comprehensive coverage of how Germany and Austria-Hungary, two of the key belligerents, conducted the war and what defeat meant to them.

This new edition has been thoroughly updated throughout, including new developments in the historiography and, in particular, addressing new work on the cultural history of the war. This edition also includes:
- New material on the domestic front, covering Austria-Hungary's internal political frictions and ethnic fissures
- More on Austria-Hungary and Germany's position within the wider geopolitical framework
- Increased coverage of the Eastern front

The First World War: Germany and Austria-Hungary, 1914-1918 offers an authoritative and well-researched survey of the role of the Central powers that will be an invaluable text for all those studying the First World War and the development of modern warfare.
 

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User Review  - douboy50 - LibraryThing

I thought this was a good book: well documented, well written. I have read other books by Herwig and have enjoyed them all. One comment is that if you have read a great deal on the subject of WWI ... Read full review

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absolutely first rate volume . a fantastic narrative of the war on the other side of line. thoroughly footnoted and an outstanding Bibliography. For a student of the great war a must read. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Now or Never
7
Chapter 2 The plans of war
45
Chapter 3 The great gamble 1914
77
Chapter 4 Towards industrialized war 1915
129
From the Meuse to the Siret 1916
179
Chapter 6 The longwar reality 191516
225
Chapter 7 Survival
269
Chapter 8 A sea change 1917
307
Chapter 9 The last levy 191718
341
The last card
381
Chapter 11 Defeat 191819
419
Bibliography
439
Index
463
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About the author (2014)

Holger H. Herwig is Professor of History at the University of Calgary, Canada.

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