A world undone: the story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918

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The First World War is one of history’s greatest tragedies. In this remarkable and intimate account, author G. J. Meyer draws on exhaustive research to bring to life the story of how the Great War reduced Europe’s mightiest empires to rubble, killed twenty million people, and cracked the foundations of the world we live in today.The First World War is one of history’s greatest tragedies. In this remarkable and intimate account, author G. J. Meyer draws on exhaustive research to bring to life the story of how the Great War reduced Europe’s mightiest empires to rubble, killed twenty million people, and cracked the foundations of the world we live in today.
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table_of_contents Machine derived contents note: PART ONE -- July 1914: Into the Abyss 1 -- Chapter 1 June 28: The Black Hand Descends 3 -- Background: The Serbs -- Chapter 2 Never Again 16 -- Background: The Hapsburgs -- Chapter 3 Setting Fire to Europe 28 -- Background: The Hohenzollerns -- Chapter 4 July 25 to 28: Secrets and Lies 44 -- Background: The Romanovs -- Chapter 5 July 29 to 31: Fear Is a Bad Counselor 62 -- Background: The Ottoman Turks -- Chapter 6 Saturday, August i: Leaping into the Dark 80 -- -- PART TWO -- August-December 1914: Racing to Deadlock 89 -- Chapter 7 The Iron Dice Roll 91 -- Background: Paris in 1914 -- Chapter 8 First Blood 108 -- Background: London in 1914 -- Chapter 9 A Perfect Balance 135 -- Background: The Junkers -- Chapter 10 To the Marne 161 -- Background: The French Commanders -- Chapter 11 Back from the Marne 175 -- Background: The British Commanders -- Chapter 12 Flanders Fields 191 -- -- PART THREE -- 1915: A Zero-Sum Game 207 -- Chapter 13 The Search for Elsewhere 209 -- Background: The Machinery of Death -- Chapter 14 The Dardanelles 230 -- Background: The Sea War -- Chapter 15 Ypres Again 253 -- Background: Troglodytes -- Chapter 16 Gallipoli 265 -- Background: An Infinite Appetite for Shells -- Chapter 17 The Ground Shifts 277 -- Background: Genocide -- Chapter 18 Gallipoli Again, and Poland, and 292 -- -- PART FOUR -- 1916: Bleeding to Death 309 -- Chapter 19 Verdun: Preparation 311 -- Background: Old Wounds Unhealed -- Chapter 20 Verdun: Execution 328 -- Background: The Living Dead -- Chapter 21 Verdun Metastasizes 344 -- Background: Airships and Landships -- Chapter 22 Maelstrom 358 -- Background: The Jews of Germany -- Chapter 23 The Somme 376 -- Background: Farewells, and an Arrival at the Top -- Chapter 24 Exhaustion 394 -- -- PART FIVE -- 1917: Things Fall Apart 407 -- Chapter 25 Turnips and Submarines 409 -- Background: Consuming the Future -- Chapter 26 A New Defense, and a New Offensive 424 -- Background: Hearts and Minds -- Chapter 27 Revolution and Intervention 438 -- Background: The Cossacks -- Chapter 28 The Nivelle Offensive 455 -- Background: The War and Poetry -- Chapter 29 Wars Without Guns 474 -- Background: Enter the Tiger -- Chapter 30 Passchendaele 493 -- -- PART SIX -- 1918: Last Throw of the Dice 509 -- Chapter 31 Going for Broke 511 -- Background: Kaiser Wilhelm II -- Chapter 32 Entangling Misalliances 528 -- Background: Lawrence of Arabia -- Chapter 33 Michael 542 -- Background: Ludendorff -- Chapter 34 An Impossibly Complex Game 561 -- Background: The Women -- Chapter 35 The Black Day of the German Army 581 -- Background: The Gardeners of Salonika -- Chapter 36 The Sign of the Defeated 596 -- Postwar: The Fate of Men and Nations 609.
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title A world undone : the story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918
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title_short A world undone :
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