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The Resource A World Undone

A World Undone

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A World Undone
Title
A World Undone
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Summary
Drawing on exhaustive research, this remarkable, intimate account tells the story of how World War I reduced Europe's mightiest empires to rubble, killed twenty million people, and cracked the foundations of the world we live in today.On a summer day in 1914, a nineteen-year-old Serbian nationalist gunned down Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo. While the world slumbered, monumental forces were shaken. In less than a month, a combination of ambition, deceit, fear, jealousy, missed opportunities, and miscalculation sent Austro-Hungarian troops marching into Serbia, German troops streaming toward Paris, and a vast Russian army into war, with England as its ally. As crowds cheered their armies on, no one could guess what lay ahead in the First World War: four long years of slaughter, physical and moral exhaustion, and the near collapse of a civilization that until 1914 had dominated the globe.Praise for A World Undone"Thundering, magnificent . . . [A World Undone] is a book of true greatness that prompts moments of sheer joy and pleasure. . . . It will earn generations of admirers."—The Washington Times "Meyer's sketches of the British Cabinet, the Russian Empire, the aging Austro-Hungarian Empire . . . are lifelike and plausible. His account of the tragic folly of Gallipoli is masterful. . . . [A World Undone] has an instructive value that can scarcely be measured"—Los Angeles Times "An original and very readable account of one of the most significant and often misunderstood events of the last century."—Steve Gillon, resident historian, The History Channel
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Meyer, G. J
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  • History
  • Military
  • Nonfiction
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A World Undone
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:2cf62388-a059-4d43-acc0-260833068fb0
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9780440335870
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A World Undone
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:2cf62388-a059-4d43-acc0-260833068fb0
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780440335870
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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    Neenah Public Library 240 East Wisconsin Ave, Neenah, WI, 54956, US
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