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Posted June 25, 2013
For the WW I relative novice like me, this astonishingly detaile
For the WW I relative novice like me, this astonishingly detailed, 584-page book (plus another 150 or so of notes) can be daunting at first. Just trying to keep track of the main characters (apart from the wild and wacky Wilhelm II or the allegedly dimwitted Nicholas II, apparently a nose-picker) was very difficult. However, immersing oneself in this book leaves one with a tapestry-like impression of the chaotic domestic politics of pre-WW I Europe, and, as another reviewer said, how the world bumbled into the war. For the history buff, I'd say this is overall a rewarding read.
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Posted April 19, 2013
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