The Fate of Nations: The Story of the First World War, Volume Two (Paperback)
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The Fate of Nations: The Story of the First World War, Volume Two (Paperback)

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Paperback 432 Pages / Published: 15/11/2018
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This second volume begins with the Battle of Verdun, the longest battle of the Great War and one of the most terrible ever fought. By the beginning of 1916 the French had already suffered 2 million casualties. Russia was crippled. Von Falkenhayn now believed 'The forces of France will bleed to death.' Through the unimaginable horrors of the Somme, the entry of the US into the war and the 'final throw of the dice', the spring 1918 Kaiserslacht, G. J. Meyer marshals the evidence brilliantly to show why the General was wrong. Much of the agony is in the detail: after the Armistice, while the victors debated the new world order, perhaps a quarter of a million German civilians, many of them children, died of starvation and disease under a pointless naval blockade.

Publisher: Amberley Publishing
ISBN: 9781445680156
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 581 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Thundering, magnificent ... a book of true greatness that prompts moments of sheer joy and pleasure. Researched to the last possible dot ... It will earn generations of admirers.' -- Washington Times
'Meyer's sketches of the British Cabinet, the Russian Empire, the aging Austro-Hungarian Empire ... are lifelike and plausible ... [The Fate of Nations] has an instructive value that can scarcely be measured.' -- Los Angeles Times
'With an historian's eye for clear-headed analysis and a storyteller's talent for detail and narrative, G. J. Meyer presents a compelling account of the blunders that produced the world's first "great war" and set the stage for many of the tragic events that followed.' -- Steve Gillon, The History Channel
'A masterful narrative history that eloquently conveys the sense of a civilization engaged in massive self-destruction ... Meyer offers interesting and controversial insights into the motivations of many of the key participants. This is an outstanding survey of a cataclysm that still casts a shadow over world affairs.' -- Booklist

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