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The First World War / Edition 1
     

The First World War / Edition 1

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by Holger H. Herwig
 

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ISBN-10: 0340573481

ISBN-13: 9780340573488

Pub. Date: 11/29/1996

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

This book draws on ten years of archival research to provide the first comprehensive treatment in English of how Germany and Austria-Hungary conducted World War I and what defeat meant to them.

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This book draws on ten years of archival research to provide the first comprehensive treatment in English of how Germany and Austria-Hungary conducted World War I and what defeat meant to them.

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ISBN-13:
9780340573488
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
11/29/1996
Series:
Modern Wars Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.14(d)

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Acknowledgements

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The First World War 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ColeVirmond More than 1 year ago
One remarkable book! Professor Herwig has encapsulated the deconstruction of two empires through their military, social, political and economic missteps from the shots fired at Sarajevo through the Treaty of Versailles with balance and fair appraisals. This is most likely due to the 2156 captured military files returned to Germany from the Soviet Union in the mid-1980's which he acknowledges in his Introduction. I found that had this information not been available readers would have treated to another turgid example of Entente supremacy over the Central Powers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Already the size of the book (490 pages) gives a clue to the amount of research that Professor Herwig must have undertaken on this project, and upon reading the book, it is clear that he most certainly has done his homework. This has to be the most comprehensive study of the Central Powers in WWI written in English (and perhaps even in any language) to date; the book is a wealth of information on the general strategies, campaigns, political climates, and personalities of Germany and Austria-Hungary during the Great War. As a researcher of the Generals of these two nations, I am used to dealing with dry, even esoteric, data and facts. In his book, Professor Herwig has provided fascinating insights into the Generals¿ military and personal lives and quirks, as well as lucidly explaining the reasons for the eventual collapse and defeat of the Imperial German and k.u.k. Armies. The book is written in a style that makes it easy to read and understand, yet provides in-depth analyses of how Germany and Austria-Hungary waged the war that would be useful to any historian engaged in studying this subject. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in World War I - it is easily worth twice the price for which it sells! On a scale of one to ten, I unhesitatingly award it ten.