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The Marne, 1914 free pdf For the first time in a generation, here is a bold new account of the Battle of the Marne, a cataclysmic encounter that prevented a quick German victory in World War I and changed the course of two wars and the world. With exclusive information based on newly unearthed documents, Holger H. Herwig re-creates the dramatic battle and reinterprets Germany's aggressive "Schlieffen Plan" as a carefully crafted design to avoid a protracted war against superior coalitions. He paints a fresh portrait of the run-up to the Marne and puts in dazzling relief the Battle of the Marne itself: the French resolve to win, and the crucial lack of coordination between Germany's First and Second Armies. Herwig also provides stunning cameos of all the important players, from Germany's Chief of General Staff Helmuth von Moltke to his rival, France's Joseph Joffre. Revelatory and riveting, this is "the" source on this seminal event.

About Holger H. Herwig

Holger H. Herwig holds a dual position at the University of Calgary as professor of history and as Canada Research Chair in the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies. He has published more than a dozen books, including the prize-winning "The First World War: Germany and Austria-Hungary 1914-1918" and (with Richard F. Hamilton) "The Origins of World War I." "From the Hardcover edition."

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Author : Holger H. Herwig
Publisher : Random House Trade
Data Published : 01 February 2011
ISBN : 0812978293
EAN : 9780812978292
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 391 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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