Unlike other existing surveys, this book explores the comprehensive impact of the First World War on Imperial Germany by offering a rich portrait of life on the home front: the pervasive effects of 'total war' on wealthy and poor, men and women, young and old, farmers and city-dwellers, Protestants, Catholics, and Jews. Now appearing in a second edition, this accessible book reflects important new scholarship in the field and boasts an expanded and revised bibliography. It is essential reading for all students of German and European history, war and society. First Edition Hb (1998): 0-521-56148-5 First Edition Pb (1998): 0-521-56754-8
Roger Chickering is Professor of History in the Center for German and European Studies, Georgetown University. He is an established scholar of modern Germany and is the author of Das Deutsche Reich und der Erste Weltkrieg (2002); Kar Lamprecht: A German Academic Life, 1856–1915 (1993); We Men Who Feel Most German: A Cultural Study of the Pan-German League, 1886–1914 (1984); and Imperial Germany and a World Without War: The Peace Movement and German Society 1892–1914 (1975).