Europe's Last Summer: Why the World Went to War in 1914

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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'.

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The Great War not only destroyed the lives of over 20 million soldiers and civilians, it ushered in a century of huge political and social upheaval, led directly to the WW-II and altered for ever the mechanisms of governments. This book reveals a fresh pattern in the happenings of that fateful July and August, which leads in unexpected directions.

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"He has a gift for seeing the whole world and for packing complicated material into a few boldly stroked sentences" ( New York Times)

"Fromkin gives some excellent pen portraits of the principals and uses quotations to deadly effect" ( Sunday Times)

"A crisp, lively, day-by-day account of that fateful summer... This book, both decisive and nuanced, is as convincing as it is appalling" ( Foreign Affairs)

"An absorbing history of WWI's origins... Superb" ( Newsweek)

"An enormously impressive book, a popular history brimming with fresh scholarship" ( Weekly Standard)

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