The World Crisis 1911-1918 (Penguin Classics)

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Paperback. Pub Date: May. 2007 Pages: 880 Publisher: Penguin Classics Winston Churchill's superlative account of the prelude to And Events of the First World War is a defining WORK of twentieth-century history. With dramatic narrative the PoWER Churchill reconstructs the Action on the Western and Eastern Fronts. the wars at sea and in the air and the advent of tanks and U-boats. He vividly describes the Lusitania's sinking. the heroics of the Battle of Jutland. Verdun's 'soul-stirring frenzy'. the bloodshed of Gallipoli. the Somme and Passchendaele. and the USA's entry into the conflict. Rich with personal insights. this magisterial book is testament to the author's role in the Great War's conduct and outcome and fully demonstrates his illiance as a historian.

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Winston Churchill’s superlative account of the prelude to and events of the First World War is a defining work of twentieth-century history. With dramatic narrative power Churchill reconstructs the action on the Western and Eastern Fronts, the wars at sea and in the air and the advent of tanks and U-boats. He vividly describes the Lusitania’s sinking, the heroics of the Battle of Jutland, Verdun’s ‘soul-stirring frenzy’, the bloodshed of Gallipoli, the Somme and Passchendaele, and the USA’s entry into the conflict. Rich with personal insights, this magisterial book is testament to the author’s role in the Great War’s conduct and outcome and fully demonstrates his brilliance as a historian.

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""The World Crisis" is at once an outstandingly readable history of the First World War -- the seminal drama of modern times -- and an eyewitness account, especially of its opening years. Whether as a statesman or an author, Churchill was a giant; and "The World Crisis" towers over most other books about the Great War."
-- David Fromkin, author of "A Peace to End All Peace"

"Winston Churchill's personality suffuses "The World Crisis," not only in its arguments but also in its masterful prose. The book, however, aspires to be even more than that -- a general history of the war that shaped the twentieth century as well as the attitudes of one of the century's most powerful personalities."
-- Hew Strachan, author of "The First World War"

"The World Crisis is at once an outstandingly readable history of the First World War -- the seminal drama of modern times -- and an eyewitness account, especially of its opening years. Whether as a statesman or an author, Churchill was a giant; and The World Crisis towers over most other books about the Great War."
-- David Fromkin, author of A Peace to End All Peace

"Winston Churchill's personality suffuses The World Crisis, not only in its arguments but also in its masterful prose. The book, however, aspires to be even more than that -- a general history of the war that shaped the twentieth century as well as the attitudes of one of the century's most powerful personalities."
-- Hew Strachan, author of The First World War

"In this remarkable work, Churchill, as a maker and a writer of history, explores the confusions and complexities of World War I, eerily foreshadowing the later global struggle he would fight alongside Franklin Roosevelt. In a new century, the book remains essential reading, as fresh and compelling as ever, for the central issue it addresses -- how a free people should chart their way through a world of conflicting interests -- is always with us."
-- Jon Meacham, bestselling author of Franklin and Winston

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