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The Resource 1914 : the year the world ended, Paul Ham

1914 : the year the world ended, Paul Ham

Label
1914 : the year the world ended
Title
1914
Title remainder
the year the world ended
Statement of responsibility
Paul Ham
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
1914: The Year The World Ended is a history of the events, and the people who lived through them, which led to the outbreak of the First World War and the creation of the front line that became the scene of the most concentrated slaughter of human beings in history. The lives of millions of young men would be wasted - killed or dreadfully wounded - in a doomed struggle to control a trench line running from Liege in Belgium to Verdun in France, which barely moved in four years. 1914 is, of course, much more than a date: it is emblematic of terrible events, the vortex of the gathering storm. As such, '1914' will draw on the well of the deep past to show how political, economic and social change coalesced into that singularly disastrous year. In this way the book gathers the reins of decades, and binds them to those few irreversible months, as revealed through the experiences of ordinary British, French and German people, who found themselves u willingly and unwillingly u caught up in what would be the most dreadful conflict the world had known. The narrative hinges on the personal histories of British, French and German soldiers; as well as others involved, or touched, by in the war, such as parents, nurses, deserters, pacifists, drawn from primary source material - eg diaries, letters, and memoirs. Their individual stories will be set against the great swim of political events that led to the outbreak of war
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
940.28
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
D511
LC item number
.H35 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
1914 : the year the world ended, Paul Ham
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 675-691) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. The Tyranny of the Past, 1870--1900s -- 1. Nijinsky's Faun -- 2. The Rise of the Machines -- 3.A German Place in the Sun -- 4. Serbian Vendettas -- 5. Enter Austria-Hungary -- 6. The Kaiser's World -- 7. The Franco-Russian Vice -- 8. The Wild Card -- pt. 2 Wilful Blindness and Blinkered Vision, 1900--1914 -- 9. Runaway War -- 10. Schlieffen's Apocalypse -- 11. England Comes in from the Cold -- 12. English Germanophobia -- 13. Meanwhile, in Bosnia-Herzegovina -- 14. Teutons -- and an Italian -- Under Siege -- 15.A Gunboat to Agadir -- 16. Friedrich von Bernhardi's Fittest -- 17. Brigadier General Sir Henry Wilson's Plan -- 18. French Vengeance -- 19. Sea Supremacy -- 20. Crises in the Balkans -- 21. Armed for `Inevitable War' -- pt. 3 1914 -- In the Salons of Power -- 22.A Better Year? -- 23. Edward Grey's Menage a Quatre -- 24. The Uses of Franz Ferdinand, Dead -- 25. Austria-Hungary: Desperate for War -- 26. Exceptional Tranquillity -- 27. The Ultimatum to Serbia -- 28. You Are Setting Fire to Europe -- 29. The Serbs Reply -- 30. Every Cause for War Has Vanished -- 31. Austria-Hungary Declares War on Serbia -- 32. Willy, Nicky and Georgie -- 33. The End of British `Neutrality' -- 34. Smash Your Telephone: Russia Mobilises -- 35. Germany Declares War on Russia -- 36. Germany Declares War on France -- 37. Necessity Knows No Law -- 38. The Last Lamp -- 39. Sweet and Right to Die for Your Country -- pt. 4 1914--On the Ground -- 40. The Rape of Belgium -- 41. On the French Frontiers -- 42. The Retreat -- 43. The Miracle of the Marne -- 44. Serbian Shock, Russian Rout, Austrian Annihilation -- 45. The Creation of the Western Front -- Epilogue -- The Year the World Ended -- Appendices
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxix, 704 pages, 16 unnembered pages of plates
Isbn
9781864711424
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)851410032
Label
1914 : the year the world ended, Paul Ham
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 675-691) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. The Tyranny of the Past, 1870--1900s -- 1. Nijinsky's Faun -- 2. The Rise of the Machines -- 3.A German Place in the Sun -- 4. Serbian Vendettas -- 5. Enter Austria-Hungary -- 6. The Kaiser's World -- 7. The Franco-Russian Vice -- 8. The Wild Card -- pt. 2 Wilful Blindness and Blinkered Vision, 1900--1914 -- 9. Runaway War -- 10. Schlieffen's Apocalypse -- 11. England Comes in from the Cold -- 12. English Germanophobia -- 13. Meanwhile, in Bosnia-Herzegovina -- 14. Teutons -- and an Italian -- Under Siege -- 15.A Gunboat to Agadir -- 16. Friedrich von Bernhardi's Fittest -- 17. Brigadier General Sir Henry Wilson's Plan -- 18. French Vengeance -- 19. Sea Supremacy -- 20. Crises in the Balkans -- 21. Armed for `Inevitable War' -- pt. 3 1914 -- In the Salons of Power -- 22.A Better Year? -- 23. Edward Grey's Menage a Quatre -- 24. The Uses of Franz Ferdinand, Dead -- 25. Austria-Hungary: Desperate for War -- 26. Exceptional Tranquillity -- 27. The Ultimatum to Serbia -- 28. You Are Setting Fire to Europe -- 29. The Serbs Reply -- 30. Every Cause for War Has Vanished -- 31. Austria-Hungary Declares War on Serbia -- 32. Willy, Nicky and Georgie -- 33. The End of British `Neutrality' -- 34. Smash Your Telephone: Russia Mobilises -- 35. Germany Declares War on Russia -- 36. Germany Declares War on France -- 37. Necessity Knows No Law -- 38. The Last Lamp -- 39. Sweet and Right to Die for Your Country -- pt. 4 1914--On the Ground -- 40. The Rape of Belgium -- 41. On the French Frontiers -- 42. The Retreat -- 43. The Miracle of the Marne -- 44. Serbian Shock, Russian Rout, Austrian Annihilation -- 45. The Creation of the Western Front -- Epilogue -- The Year the World Ended -- Appendices
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxix, 704 pages, 16 unnembered pages of plates
Isbn
9781864711424
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)851410032

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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