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July 1914 : countdown to war, Sean McMeekin

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July 1914 : countdown to war
Title
July 1914
Title remainder
countdown to war
Statement of responsibility
Sean McMeekin
Title variation
July nineteen fourteen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When a Serbian-backed assassin gunned down Archduke Franz Ferdinand in late June 1914, the world seemed unmoved. Even Ferdinand's own uncle, Franz Josef I, was notably ambivalent about the death of the Hapsburg heir, saying simply, "It is God's will." Certainly, there was nothing to suggest that the episode would lead to conflict much less a world war of such massive and horrific proportions that it would fundamentally reshape the course of human events. As the author, a historian reveals in July 1914, World War I might have been avoided entirely had it not been for a small group of statesmen who, in the month after the assassination, plotted to use Ferdinand's murder as the trigger for a long-awaited showdown in Europe. The primary culprits, moreover, have long escaped blame. While most accounts of the war's outbreak place the bulk of responsibility on German and Austro-Hungarian militarism, the author draws on new evidence from archives across Europe to show that the worst offenders were actually to be found in Russia and France, whose belligerence and duplicity ensured that war was inevitable. Whether they plotted for war or rode the whirlwind nearly blind, each of the men involved, from Austrian Foreign Minister Leopold von Berchtold and German Chancellor Bethmann Hollweg to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Sazonov and French president Raymond Poincare sought to capitalize on the fallout from Ferdinand's murder, unwittingly leading Europe toward the greatest cataclysm it had ever seen. A revolutionary account of the genesis of World War I, this book tells the story of Europe's countdown to war from the bloody opening act on June 28th to Britain's final plunge on August 4th, showing how a single month, and a handful of men changed the course of the twentieth-century
Summary
Focusing on the weeks preceding the beginning of World War I, traces the efforts of a group of statesmen who used the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand--which was largely ignored--to trigger the outbreak of war
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Tone
Writing style
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10175736
Cataloging source
DLC
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1974-
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McMeekin, Sean
Dewey number
940.3/11
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • July Crisis (Europe : 1914)
  • World War (1914-1918)
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Europe
  • War
  • Europe
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
countdown to war
Label
July 1914 : countdown to war, Sean McMeekin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 431-443) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dramatis personae -- Chronology -- Prologue : Sarajevo, Sunday, 28 June 1914 -- pt. 1. Reactions -- Vienna : anger, not sympathy -- St. Petersburg : no quarter given -- Paris and London : unwelcome interruption -- Berlin : sympathy and impatience -- pt. 2. Countdown -- The Count Hoyos mission to Berlin : Sunday-Monday, 5-6 July -- War council in Vienna (I) : Tuesday, 7 July -- Radio silence : 8-17 July -- Enter Sazonov : Saturday, 18 July -- War council in Vienna (II) : Sunday, 19 July -- Poincaré meets the Tsar : Monday, 20 July -- Sazonov's threat : Tuesday, 21 July -- Champagne summit : Wednesday-Thursday, 22-23 July -- Anti-ultimatum and ultimatum : Thursday, 23 July -- Sazonov strikes : Friday, 24 July -- Russia, France, and Serbia stand firm : Saturday, 25 July -- Russia prepares for war : Sunday, 26 July -- The Kaiser returns : Monday, 27 July -- "You have got me into a fine mess" : Tuesday, 28 July -- "I will not be responsible for a monstrous slaughter!" : Wednesday, 29 July -- Slaughter it is : Thursday, 30 July -- Last Chance Saloon : Friday, 31 July -- "Now you can do what you want" : Saturday, 1 August -- Britain wakes up to the danger : Sunday, 2 August -- Sir Edward Grey's big moment : Monday, 3 August -- World war, no going back : Tuesday, 4 August -- Epilogue : The question of responsibility
Control code
ocn808413579
Dimensions
25 cmd
Extent
xviii, 461 pages
Isbn
9781848316102
Lccn
2012049777
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)808413579
Label
July 1914 : countdown to war, Sean McMeekin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 431-443) 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
Dramatis personae -- Chronology -- Prologue : Sarajevo, Sunday, 28 June 1914 -- pt. 1. Reactions -- Vienna : anger, not sympathy -- St. Petersburg : no quarter given -- Paris and London : unwelcome interruption -- Berlin : sympathy and impatience -- pt. 2. Countdown -- The Count Hoyos mission to Berlin : Sunday-Monday, 5-6 July -- War council in Vienna (I) : Tuesday, 7 July -- Radio silence : 8-17 July -- Enter Sazonov : Saturday, 18 July -- War council in Vienna (II) : Sunday, 19 July -- Poincaré meets the Tsar : Monday, 20 July -- Sazonov's threat : Tuesday, 21 July -- Champagne summit : Wednesday-Thursday, 22-23 July -- Anti-ultimatum and ultimatum : Thursday, 23 July -- Sazonov strikes : Friday, 24 July -- Russia, France, and Serbia stand firm : Saturday, 25 July -- Russia prepares for war : Sunday, 26 July -- The Kaiser returns : Monday, 27 July -- "You have got me into a fine mess" : Tuesday, 28 July -- "I will not be responsible for a monstrous slaughter!" : Wednesday, 29 July -- Slaughter it is : Thursday, 30 July -- Last Chance Saloon : Friday, 31 July -- "Now you can do what you want" : Saturday, 1 August -- Britain wakes up to the danger : Sunday, 2 August -- Sir Edward Grey's big moment : Monday, 3 August -- World war, no going back : Tuesday, 4 August -- Epilogue : The question of responsibility
Control code
ocn808413579
Dimensions
25 cmd
Extent
xviii, 461 pages
Isbn
9781848316102
Lccn
2012049777
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)808413579

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