Origins of World War I by Durkheim and Denis: Who Wanted War?

WHO WANTED WAR? is a historic monograph on, and argument about, the origins of World War I. Two famed University of Paris professors document their “brief” on the diplomatic and historic causes of the Great War, and especially its spread throughout Europe (and eventually to the United States). Published early on in the conflict—reading almost as current events—the tract serves as a fascinating rebuttal to the usual assumptions about the causes of the jarring leap from the Balkans to a pan-European war; it undermines the simplistic but accepted litany of interlaced alliances and the murder of the Austrian heir to the throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand. The book reads like a compelling, tragic, and unfolding drama.

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ISBN/EAN 1610271483 / 9781610271486  (paperback, 90 pp.)
ASIN B009NGX55Y (Kindle)
ISBN 978-1-61027-149-3 (eBook)

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