Cover of: The Pity of War | Niall Ferguson

About the Book

"In The Pity of War, Niall Ferguson explodes the myths of 1914-18. He argues that the fatal conflict between Britain and Germany was far from inevitable. It was Britain's declaration of war that needlessly turned a continental conflict into a world war, and it was Britain's economic mismanagement and military inferiority that necessitated American involvement, forever altering the global balance of power." "Ferguson vividly brings back to life one of the seminal catastrophes of the century, not through a dry citation of chronological chapter and verse, but through a series of chapters that answer the key questions: Why did the war start? Why did it continue? And why did it stop? How did the Germans manage to kill more soldiers than they lost but still end up defeated in November 1918? Above all, why did men fight?"--BOOK JACKET.

Edition Notes

Comprend des réf. bibliogr. (p. 517-541) et un index.

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Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
940.3 F

The Physical Object

Pagination
xliii, 563 p., (32) p. of pl. :
Number of pages
563

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL22220593M
Internet Archive
pityofwarexplain00ferg
ISBN 10
046505711X
Library Thing
98191
Goodreads
1980217
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