July 1914

July 1914

Countdown to War

eBook - 2013
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When a Serbian-backed assassin gunned down Archduke Franz Ferdinand in late June 1914, the world seemed unmoved. Even Ferdinand's own uncle, Franz Josef I, was notably ambivalent about the death of the Hapsburg heir, saying simply,?It is God's will." Certainly, there was nothing to suggest that the episode would lead to conflict?much less a world war of such massive and horrific proportions that it would fundamentally reshape the course of human events. As acclaimed historian Sean McMeekin reveals in July 1914, World War I might have been avoided entirely had it not been fo.
Publisher: New York :, Basic Books,, ©2013
ISBN: 9780465056996
0465056997
0465031455
9780465031450
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xviii, 461 pages) : illustrations, maps

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Moe1259
Feb 09, 2018

A great account of the possible causes of WWI. I always thought that WWI was mostly the fault of the war party in Germany. Mr. McMeekin book sets the record straight and provides a clearer insight on the decisions by all the countries involved in this horrific war.

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