Eastern Front 1914-1917

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The battles fought on the Eastern Front were decisive to the course of the First World War. As well as reconstructing these events, Norman Stone explores the factors that influenced their outcome and draws some unexpected conclusions. Dispelling the popular myth of an economically crippled Russia, he argues that the country was, in fact, going through a period of unprecedented economic growth. Tsarist Russia's weakness lay in its outdated administration, which resulted in war shortages and an inefficient army. In...
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Overview

The battles fought on the Eastern Front were decisive to the course of the First World War. As well as reconstructing these events, Norman Stone explores the factors that influenced their outcome and draws some unexpected conclusions. Dispelling the popular myth of an economically crippled Russia, he argues that the country was, in fact, going through a period of unprecedented economic growth. Tsarist Russia's weakness lay in its outdated administration, which resulted in war shortages and an inefficient army. In a fascinating reinterpretation of the connection between the war and the revolution that followed, he shows that although military events had almost ceased by the end of 1916, Russia was still in turmoil, undergoing a period of modernization that opened the way to revolution.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140267259
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/1999
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 382,919
  • Product dimensions: 5.18 (w) x 7.82 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Table of Contents

The Army And The State In Tsarist Russia
The Military Imperative, July 1914
The Opening Round - East Prussia
The Opening Round -Galicia
The First War-Winter, 1914-1915
The Austro-Hungarian Emergency
The Shell-Shortage, 1915
The Retreat, 1915
The Political War-Economy, 1916-1917
The Second War-Winter, 1915-1916
Summer 1916
The Romanian Campaign, 1916-1917
War And Revolution, 1917.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2013

    hard to explain ... earth shattering ..... the reader witnesses

    hard to explain ... earth shattering ..... the reader witnesses & experiences the transformation of one the West's pre-eminent historians ...as he sees that conventional thinking, understanding and 'the narrative' very likely are incorrect about Russia, Germany, Austria-Hungary and the Eastern Front at the onset of World War 1

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  • Posted February 6, 2012

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    An Excellent Resource focused on the Russians

    The book is an excellent book that I highly recommend. However, I believe the title is a bit misleading. It is more focused on the Russians and the Russian Western Front than it is on the Germans, Austrians, Bulgarians, or Rumanians. It is also very inexpensive which is a major plus! I recommend that you buy the book!

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