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Pandora's box : a history of the First World War

Pandora's box : a history of the First World War

Author: Jörn Leonhard; Patrick Camiller
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
In this monumental history of World War I, Germany's leading historian of the twentieth century's first great catastrophe explains the war's origins, course, and consequences. With an unrivaled combination of depth and global reach, Pandora's Box reveals how profoundly the war shaped the world to come. Jörn Leonhard treats the clash of arms with a sure feel for grand strategy, the everyday tactics of dynamic  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jörn Leonhard; Patrick Camiller
ISBN: 9780674545113 0674545117
OCLC Number: 1002820534
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: "This book was first published as Die Büchse der Pandora: Geschichte des Ersten Weltkriegs © Verlag C.H. Beck oHG, München 2014."
Awards: Joint winner of Norman B. Tomlinson, Jr. Book Prize 2018 (United States)
Description: 1087 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Legacies : the First World War and Europe's long nineteenth century --
Antecedents : crises and containment before 1914 --
Drift and escalation : summer and fall 1914 --
Stasis and movement : 1915 --
Wearing down and holding out : 1916 --
Expansion and erosion : 1917 --
Onrush and collapse : 1918 --
Outcomes : wars in peace and rival models of order, 1919-1923 --
Memories : fragmented experiences and polarized expectations --
Burdens : the First World War and the century of global conflicts --
Appendixes. British and Empire losses on the Western Front ; French losses on the Western Front ; German losses on the Western Front ; German losses on the Eastern Front.
Other Titles: Büchse der Pandora.
Responsibility: Jörn Leonhard ; translated by Patrick Camiller.


In a monumental history of WWI, Germany's leading historian of the first great 20th-century catastrophe explains the war's origins and course, revealing how profoundly it shaped the world to come.  Read more...


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