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Catastrophe 1914 : Europe goes to war / Max Hastings.

Authors: Hastings, Max.
Call number: 940.311 HAS
Publication: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2013].
Copyright notice: ©2013.
Publication date: [2013].©2013.
Subject: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes.
Europe -- History -- July Crisis, 1914.
Title: Catastrophe 1914 : Europe goes to war / Max Hastings.
Uniform title: Catastrophe
Additional title: 1914 : Europe goes to war
Europe goes to war
Edition: 1st American ed.
Physical description: xxxvii, 628 pages : black & white illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents note: 1914 chronology -- The organisation of armies in 1914 -- Sarajevo -- 'A feeling that events are in the air' -- The descent to war -- 'The superb spectacle of the world bursting into flames' -- Disaster on the Drina -- Death with flags and trumpets -- The British flight -- The retreat -- Tannenberg : 'Alas, how many thousands lie there bleeding!' -- The hour of Joffre -- The nemesis of Moltke -- 'Poor devils, they fought their ships like men' -- Three armies in Poland -- 'Did you ever dance with him?' -- Open country, open sky -- Ypres : 'Something that was completely hopeless' -- 'War becomes the scourge of mankind' -- Mudlife -- Silent night, holy night.
Notes: Originally published in Great Britain by William Collins in 2013 as: Catastrophe.
Summary note: A history of the outbreak of World War I, from the breakdown of diplomacy to the dramatic battles that occurred before the war bogged down in the trenches.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [567]-603) and index.
ISBN: 9780307597052 (hbk.)
0307597059 (hbk.)
9780307743831 (pbk.)
0307743837 (pbk.)
LCCN: 2013027865
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1453048
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