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Description - The Month that Changed the World by Gordon Martel

Devoting a chapter to each day of the infamous 'July Crisis' of 1914, this gripping step by step account of the descent to war makes clear just how little the conflict was in fact premeditated, preordained, or even predictable. Almost every day it seemed possible that the crisis could be settled as so many had been over the previous decade; almost every day there was a new suggestion that gave statesmen hope that war could be avoided without abandoning
vital interests. And yet, as the last month of peace ebbed away, we see how the actions and reactions of the Great Powers disastrously escalated what might have remained a minor Balkan problem into the cataclysm
that was the First World War.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199665396
ISBN-10: 0199665397
Format: Paperback / softback
(215mm x 135mm x 27mm)
Pages: 512
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 16-Feb-2017
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gordon Martel

Gordon Martel is a leading authority on war, empire, and diplomacy in the modern age. His numerous publications include studies of the origins of the first and second world wars, modern imperialism, and the nature of diplomacy. A founding editor of The International History Review, he has taught at a number of Canadian universities, and has been a visiting professor or fellow in England, Ireland and Australia. Editor-in-chief of the five-volume Encyclopedia of War, he is also joint editor of the longstanding Seminar Studies in History series.

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