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The horrors of the First World War--trench warfare, human tragedy, and military blunders--are well known, yet the the role of politicians and diplomats has strangely been neglected. Redressing this imbalance, David Stevenson focusses on the politics of the war: why the governments of the day resorted to violence in pursuit of their political objectives, why conflict expanded to a global level, the significance of the Russian Revolution, why it was impossible to achieve compromise, and why the eventual peace settlement took the troubled form that it did. Based on detailed research in recently opened archives, this book offers valuable insight into an important chapter of 20th-century international history.
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David Stevenson is at London School of Economics and Political Science.Review:
"A tour de force which traces each major thread in the complex tapestry of international politics....Stevenson is that rare individual who is able to synthesize all of the disparate factors of an era into an understandable narrative....[The book] is a significant addition to the body of historical work in this area for its ability to inform readers who are less than specialists in the field."--The Historian
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Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0198730497