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The Resource Pandora's box : a history of the First World War, Jörn Leonhard ; translated by Patrick Camiller

Pandora's box : a history of the First World War, Jörn Leonhard ; translated by Patrick Camiller

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Pandora's box : a history of the First World War
Title
Pandora's box
Title remainder
a history of the First World War
Statement of responsibility
Jörn Leonhard ; translated by Patrick Camiller
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
In this monumental history of World War I, Germany's leading historian of the twentieth century's first great catastrophe explains the war's origins, course, and consequences. With an unrivaled combination of depth and global reach, Pandora's Box reveals how profoundly the war shaped the world to come. Jörn Leonhard treats the clash of arms with a sure feel for grand strategy, the everyday tactics of dynamic movement and slow attrition, the race for ever more destructive technologies, and the grim experiences of frontline soldiers. But the war was much more than a military conflict, or an exclusively European one. Leonhard renders the perspectives of leaders, intellectuals, artists, and ordinary men and women on diverse home fronts as they grappled with the urgency of the moment and the rise of unprecedented political and social pressures. And he shows how the entire world came out of the war utterly changed. Postwar treaties and economic turbulence transformed geopolitics. Old empires disappeared or confronted harsh new constraints, while emerging countries struggled to find their place in an age of instability. At the same time, sparked and fueled by the shock and suffering of war, radical ideologies in Europe and around the globe swept away orders that had seemed permanent, to establish new relationships among elites, masses, and the state. Heralded on its publication in Germany as a masterpiece of historical narrative and analysis, Pandora's Box makes clear just what dangers were released when the guns first fired in the summer of 1914--
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Leonhard, Jörn
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  • illustrations
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index present
Language note
Translated from the German
Literary form
non fiction
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Camiller, Patrick
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World War, 1914-1918
Label
Pandora's box : a history of the First World War, Jörn Leonhard ; translated by Patrick Camiller
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"This book was first published as Die Büchse der Pandora: Geschichte des Ersten Weltkriegs © Verlag C.H. Beck oHG, München 2014."
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Legacies : the First World War and Europe's long nineteenth century -- Antecedents : crises and containment before 1914 -- Drift and escalation : summer and fall 1914 -- Stasis and movement : 1915 -- Wearing down and holding out : 1916 -- Expansion and erosion : 1917 -- Onrush and collapse : 1918 -- Outcomes : wars in peace and rival models of order, 1919-1923 -- Memories : fragmented experiences and polarized expectations -- Burdens : the First World War and the century of global conflicts -- Appendixes. British and Empire losses on the Western Front ; French losses on the Western Front ; German losses on the Western Front ; German losses on the Eastern Front
Control code
on1002820534
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
1087 pages
Isbn
9780674545113
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1002820534
Label
Pandora's box : a history of the First World War, Jörn Leonhard ; translated by Patrick Camiller
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This book was first published as Die Büchse der Pandora: Geschichte des Ersten Weltkriegs © Verlag C.H. Beck oHG, München 2014."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Legacies : the First World War and Europe's long nineteenth century -- Antecedents : crises and containment before 1914 -- Drift and escalation : summer and fall 1914 -- Stasis and movement : 1915 -- Wearing down and holding out : 1916 -- Expansion and erosion : 1917 -- Onrush and collapse : 1918 -- Outcomes : wars in peace and rival models of order, 1919-1923 -- Memories : fragmented experiences and polarized expectations -- Burdens : the First World War and the century of global conflicts -- Appendixes. British and Empire losses on the Western Front ; French losses on the Western Front ; German losses on the Western Front ; German losses on the Eastern Front
Control code
on1002820534
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
1087 pages
Isbn
9780674545113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1002820534

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