A World Undone : The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918
In this absorbing and epic account of the First World War, Meyer brilliantly tells how empires were shattered, nearly 20 million lives lost, and how the later calamities of the 20th century took
A Boy Went To War In 1914
Drawing on exhaustive research, this remarkable, intimate account tells the story of how World War I reduced Europe’s mightiest empires to rubble, killed twenty million people, and cracked the foundations of the world we live in today.On a summer day in 1914, a nineteen-year-old Serbian nationalist gunned down Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo. While the world slumbered, monumental forces were shaken. In less than a month, a combination of ambition, deceit, fear, jealousy, missed opportunities, and miscalculation sent Austro-Hungarian troops marching into Serbia, German troops streaming toward Paris, and a vast Russian army into war, with England as its ally.
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