By G.J. Meyer
On a summer season day in 1914, a nineteen-year-old Serbian nationalist gunned down Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo. whereas the realm slumbered, enormous forces have been shaken. In lower than a month, a mixture of ambition, deceit, worry, jealousy, neglected possibilities, and miscalculation despatched Austro-Hungarian troops marching into Serbia, German troops streaming towards Paris, and an enormous Russian military into warfare, with England as its best friend. As crowds cheered their armies on, not anyone may well bet what lay forward within the First international battle: 4 lengthy years of slaughter, actual and ethical exhaustion, and the close to cave in of a civilization that till 1914 had ruled the globe.
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“Thundering, impressive . . . [A global Undone] is a booklet of real greatness that activates moments of sheer pleasure and delight. . . . it is going to earn generations of admirers.”—The Washington Times
“Meyer’s sketches of the British cupboard, the Russian Empire, the getting older Austro-Hungarian Empire . . . are sensible and believable. His account of the tragic folly of Gallipoli is masterful. . . . [A global Undone] has an instructive price that may scarcely be measured”—Los Angeles Times
“An unique and extremely readable account of 1 of the main major and sometimes misunderstood occasions of the final century.”—Steve Gillon, resident historian, The heritage Channel
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