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By G.J. Meyer

ISBN-10: 0553382403

ISBN-13: 9780553382402

ISBN-10: 0553803549

ISBN-13: 9780553803549

ISBN-10: 1455153621

ISBN-13: 9781455153626

Drawing on exhaustive learn, this notable, intimate account tells the tale of ways global struggle I decreased Europe’s mightiest empires to rubble, killed twenty million humans, and cracked the principles of the area we are living in today.

On a summer time day in 1914, a nineteen-year-old Serbian nationalist gunned down Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo. whereas the realm slumbered, enormous forces have been shaken. In under a month, a mix of ambition, deceit, worry, jealousy, neglected possibilities, and miscalculation despatched Austro-Hungarian troops marching into Serbia, German troops streaming towards Paris, and an unlimited Russian military into struggle, with England as its best friend. As crowds cheered their armies on, nobody may well bet what lay forward within the First global warfare: 4 lengthy years of slaughter, actual and ethical exhaustion, and the close to cave in of a civilization that until eventually 1914 had ruled the globe.

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“Thundering, very good . . . [A international Undone] is a e-book of real greatness that activates moments of sheer pleasure and delight. . . . it is going to earn generations of admirers.”—The Washington Times

“Meyer’s sketches of the British cupboard, the Russian Empire, the getting older Austro-Hungarian Empire . . . are realistic and believable. His account of the tragic folly of Gallipoli is masterful. . . . [A international Undone] has an instructive worth that may scarcely be measured”Los Angeles Times

“An unique and intensely readable account of 1 of the main major and infrequently misunderstood occasions of the final century.”—Steve Gillon, resident historian, The heritage Channel

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