This is the first book to provide a comprehensive survey of Germany's experience during the First World War. In this book, Roger Chickering examines the military aspects of the conflict, as well as the diplomacy, government and politics of wartime Germany. However, at the same time, Roger Chickering also provides an important, and rare, portrayal of life on the homefront: the war's pervasive effects on people from all walks of life and from varying religious backgrounds. This well-illustrated study will be essential reading for all students of German and European history.
About the Author
Roger Chickering was Professor of History at the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University from 1993 to 2010 and is now retired. His recent publications include The Great War and Urban Life in Germany: Freiburg, 1914-1918 (2007) and Krieg, Frieden und Geschichte: Gesammelte Aufsätze über patriotischen Aktionismus, Geschichtskultur und totalen Krieg (2007).
Table of ContentsPrologue: Imperial Germany; 1. The war begins; 2. The war continues; 3. The war grows total; 4. The war embraces all; 5. The war breeds discord; 6. The war ends; 7. The war endures.
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"...should be a boon to every student of European history in the twentieth century." Military History