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World Undone The Story of the Great War 1914 to 1918

ISBN-10: 0553382403
ISBN-13: 9780553382402
Edition: N/A
Authors: G. J. Meyer
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Description: The First World War is one of history' s greatest tragedies. In this remarkable and intimate account, author G. J. Meyer draws on exhaustive research to bring to life the story of how the Great War reduced Europe' s mightiest empires to rubble,  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/29/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 816
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

The First World War is one of history' s greatest tragedies. In this remarkable and intimate account, author G. J. Meyer draws on exhaustive research to bring to life the story of how the Great War reduced Europe' s mightiest empires to rubble, killed twenty million people, and cracked the foundations of the world we live in today. The First World War is one of history' s greatest tragedies. In this remarkable and intimate account, author G. J. Meyer draws on exhaustive research to bring to life the story of how the Great War reduced Europe' s mightiest empires to rubble, killed twenty million people, and cracked the foundations of the world we live in today. "From the Hardcover edition."

G. J. Meyer is a professional writer whose bylines have appeared in theNew York Times, Los Angeles Times,theBoston Globe, Harper’s, and many other newspapers and magazines. While working for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, he was awarded a Nieman Fellowship by Harvard University. He is the author of two nonfiction books,The Memphis Murders,recipient of an Edgar Award for Nonfiction, andExecutive Blues. Meyer lives in New York City. From the Hardcover edition.

List of Maps
List of Illustrations
Chronology
Major Characters
Introduction
July 1914: Into the Abyss
June 28: The Black Hand Descends
Background: The Serbs
Never Again
Background: The Hapsburgs
Setting Fire to Europe
Background: The Hohenzollerns
July 25 to 28: Secrets and Lies
Background: The Romanovs
July 29 to 31: Fear Is a Bad Counselor
Background: The Ottoman Turks
Saturday, August 1: Leaping into the Dark
August-December 1914: Racing to Deadlock
The Iron Dice Roll
Background: Paris in 1914
First Blood
Background: London in 1914
A Perfect Balance
Background: The Junkers
To the Marne
Background: The French Commanders
Back from the Marne
Background: The British Commanders
Flanders Fields
1915: A Zero-Sum Game
The Search for Elsewhere
Background: The Machinery of Death
The Dardanelles
Background: The Sea War
Ypres Again
Background: Troglodytes
Gallipoli
Background: An Infinite Appetite for Shells
The Ground Shifts
Background: Genocide
Gallipoli Again, and Poland, and...
1916: Bleeding to Death
Verdun: Preparation
Background: Old Wounds Unhealed
Verdun: Execution
Background: The Living Dead
Verdun Metastasizes
Background: Airships and Landships
Maelstrom
Background: The Jews of Germany
The Somme
Background: Farewells, and an Arrival at the Top
Exhaustion
1917: Things Fall Apart
Turnips and Submarines
Background: Consuming the Future
A New Defense, and a New Offensive
Background: Hearts and Minds
Revolution and Intervention
Background: The Cossacks
The Nivelle Offensive
Background: The War and Poetry
Wars Without Guns
Background: Enter the Tiger
Passchendaele
1918: Last Throw of the Dice
Going for Broke
Background: Kaiser Wilhelm II
Entangling Misalliances
Background: Lawrence of Arabia
Michael
Background: Ludendorff
An Impossibly Complex Game
Background: The Women
The Black Day of the German Army
Background: The Gardeners of Salonika
The Sign of the Defeated
Postwar: The Fate of Men and Nations
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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