It's a history book but reads like a novel.
This is one of the best books I have read about the events, circumstances, and political environment that all contributed and lead to the start of the Great War.
While not disagreeing with Mr Fromkin's conclusions or questioning his scholarship, there is not enough substance here to warrant a book of this size.
The book challenges the long-held belief that Europe simply blundered into war, with all parties equally responsible. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sonia Kantor
Author David Fromkin's approach to the origins of WWI eschews multifacted explanations of the war's genesis and endeavors to place the blame on specific individuals—primarily on... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Anthony Sarmiento
A good book, but the author gets too bogged down in details that are interesting but not worth lengthening book for. I found myself skipping over parts as a result.Published 3 months ago by LTSafford
This is a great book for history buffs. World War One is definitely misunderstood and this book explains in detail all of the factors which led to the Great War which of course... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kurt S
It is an excellent perspective of the causes of World War I. It is very well researched and the author's conclusion that France and Russia could not avoid war is convincing.Published 4 months ago by John E. Dunlap
A well written narrative of the beginnings of WWI. Scholarly, yet very readable. It gives one an unusual insight into the behind the scenes activities leading to the war. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mark Zigoris
Found the writing convoluted, repetitive and unnecessarily complex. Am actually re-reading to pick out the key points, while skimming over the rest.Published 5 months ago by Frank Cataldo
Very thorough. As vague and puzzling as the causes of WWI are, this book does a decent job of not only explaining the major events but delves into the mindset of the leaders and... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Charles Borden