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This is an excellent account of the lead up to the First World War.
The book was spoiled by the author's annoying habit of drawing analogies to current issues which reflect the author's political position.
MacMillan has a clear and accessible writing style, and juggles the huge cast of characters well.
First rate account of events leading up WW I. Well written, moves along easily, but is not for the casual reader.. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Colorado Gent
really good book. I always wanted to know what led up to the war. still reading, but it is an easy read.Published 4 days ago by John W. Hatfield
Excellent history, well researched and well written. For once a different perspective on how the war started and why. Read morePublished 9 days ago by bb lambert
It was too long. The author could have made her point in the first 300 pages.Published 9 days ago by ken eldi
Macmillan has drawn a comprehensive yet straightforward picture of the personalities and events leading up to The Great War. The story is terrifying and riveting.Published 10 days ago by Vera Berg
This is an excellent book that must be read. It is a perfect companion to Margret MacMillian's previous work: Paris 1919. In m view, it sets a new standard. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Jim W.
This a good book but also a very long and detailed one. It is defiantly not a book for the casual reader. Read morePublished 12 days ago by James E. Mckinney
A very thorough book. It has a lot of info and behind the scenes of the time. If you want to know why WW1 happened then you should read this book.Published 15 days ago by phil ricca