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This book begins by acknowledging the complexity, and that no one really understands the whole story of why the war began. But it gamely tries, and does a pretty good job. Consider this one person's way of looking at it, but it's a very informed and plausible view.
Then the actual war is laid out, without trying to hide the horror, the mistakes, or the human cost. The level of detail felt right to me. Going on too long about horrible things can be numbing, and I didn't get that feeling from this book.
I've read two other books about WWI, and this is easily better than either of them. If you want to repair the gaps in your own understanding of this important piece of history, this book is a good place to start.
This would be a great book for anyone with a taste for history who wants to know more about what was perhaps the most stupid war in world history. Hope this helps.
This is a short history, so I finished with as many questions as I started with, but they were different, deeper questions. I felt like the book gave me exactly what it promised. Enough history to understand how Europe started the war, why it went on and on, how it became a world war, why the ending was such a nightmare that led to WW II. Excellent book.
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