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Catastrophe 1914 free pdf A "New York Times" Notable Book of 2013A "Kirkus Reviews" Best Nonfiction Book of the Year World War I evokes images of the trenches: grinding, halting battles that sacrificed millions of lives for no territory or visible gain. Yet the first months of the war, from the German invasion of Belgium to the Marne to Ypres, were utterly different, full of advances and retreats, tactical maneuvering, and significant gains and losses. In "Catastrophe 1914," acclaimed military historian Max Hastings re-creates this dramatic year, from the diplomatic crisis to the fighting in Belgium and France on the western front, and Serbia and Galicia to the east, and shows why it was inevitable that this first war among modern industrial nations could not produce a decisive victory. Throughout we encounter high officials and average soldiers, as well as civilians on the home front, giving us a vivid portrait of how a continent became embroiled in a war that would change everything.

About Sir Max Hastings

Max Hastings is the author of more than twenty books, most recently "Inferno: The World at War, 1939 1945." He spent his early career as a foreign correspondent for BBC TV and various newspapers, then as editor of Britain s "Evening Standard" and "Daily Telegraph." He has received numerous awards for both his books and his journalism. He lives in the English countryside west of London."

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Author : Sir Max Hastings
Publisher : Vintage
Data Published : 13 May 2014
ISBN : 0307743837
EAN : 9780307743831
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 704 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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