By G. J. Meyer

ISBN-10: 0553382403

ISBN-13: 9780553382402

The 1st international warfare is one among history’s maximum tragedies. during this extraordinary and intimate account, writer G. J. Meyer attracts on exhaustive examine to deliver to existence the tale of the way the nice warfare lowered Europe’s mightiest empires to rubble, killed twenty million humans, and cracked the rules of the realm we are living in today.

The First global conflict is one among history’s maximum tragedies. during this amazing and intimate account, writer G. J. Meyer attracts on exhaustive examine to convey to existence the tale of the way the nice conflict decreased Europe’s mightiest empires to rubble, killed twenty million humans, and cracked the rules of the area we are living in today.

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