A Mad Catastrophe: The Outbreak of World War I and the Collapse of the Habsburg Empire

A Mad Catastrophe: The Outbreak of World War I and the Collapse of the Habsburg Empire

by Geoffrey Wawro

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465057955
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 04/28/2015
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 503,304
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Geoffrey Wawro is professor of history and director of the Military History Center at the University of North Texas, and the author of six books, including Sons of Freedom: The Forgotten American Soldiers Who Defeated German y in World War I and The Franco-Prussian War: The German Conquest of France in 1870-1871. Wawro lives in Dallas, Texas.

Table of Contents


Introduction
1. The Sick Man of Europe
2. Between Blunder and Stupidity
3. The Balkan Wars
4. Murder in Sarajevo
5. The Steamroller
6. Misfits
7. Krásnik
8. Komarów
9. Lemberg and Rawa-Ruska
10. Death on the Drina
11. Warsaw
12. The Thin Gray Line
13. Serbian Jubilee
14. Snowmen
Epilogue

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A Mad Catastrophe: The Outbreak of World War I and the Collapse of the Habsburg Empire 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wawro writesvery knowledgably of a side of ww1 that hasn't been overly documented;i e the western front he does it frequently with a funny tone Referring to italians rushing to buy pork due to war/economic embargo as 'hog wild' and others Very well researched and story told
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CENY More than 1 year ago
Excellent summary of Austria-Hungary's disastrous entry into World War I. The book is interesting and easy to read, and it's about a period of history that I know little about, other than from spending a semester in Austria when I was in school. What a disaster; I can see why that empire collapsed now! The author clearly dislikes the Austro-Hungarian government, perhaps due to having family members from the Polish part of the country, and so the bias is the only reason why I'm not giving this 5 stars.