Understanding the Great War

Book - 2002
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With this brilliantly innovative book, Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau and Annette Becker have shown that the Great War was the matrix on which all subsequent disasters of the twentieth century were formed. Three elements of the conflict, all too often neglected or denied, are identified as those that must be grasped if we are to understand the war: First, what inspired its unprecedented physical brutality, and what were the effects of tolerating such violence? Second, how did citizens of the belligerent states come to be driven by vehement nationalistic and racist impulses? Third, how did the tens of millions bereaved by the war come to terms with the agonizing pain? With its strikingly original interpretative strength and its wealth of compelling documentary evidence drawn from all sides in the conflict, 14-18: Understanding the Great War has quickly established itself as a classic in the history of modern warfare.
Publisher: New York, NY : Hill and Wang : 2002
ISBN: 9780809046423
Branch Call Number: 940.3 Au27f
Characteristics: 280p
Additional Contributors: Becker, Annette
Alternative Title: Fourteen to eighteen


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Aug 10, 2010

The content of this book should be read by everyone. It should inform us and then remind us of the horrors of war. The authors provide research which shows the devastation of war on all people involved.

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