Cataclysm: The First World War as Political Tragedy

Cataclysm: The First World War as Political TragedyCataclysm: The First World War as Political Tragedy by David Stevenson
ISBN: 0465081851
Published by Basic Books on May 11th 2005
Genres: General, Military
Pages: 624

Len's Summary: A survey history which breaks no new ground, but rather is a recapitulation of the last 20 years of scholarship. Published in the UK under the title 1914-1918: The History of the First World War, Allen Land, 729 pages, index, illustrations, ISBN 0 713 99208 5, £25 boards from Amazon.co.uk.

Armaments and the Coming of War: Europe, 1904-1914

Armaments and the Coming of War: Europe, 1904-1914Armaments and the Coming of War: Europe, 1904-1914 by David Stevenson
ISBN: 9780198208310
Published by Clarendon Press on June 15th 2000
Genres: History, Military, World War I
Pages: 463

Len's Summary: A new paperback edition of Dr. Stevenson’s study of the interlinked effect of imperial competition, domestic political and commercial affairs, technological change and advancement on the European arms race. Well worth reading and reflecting on.

With Our Backs to the Wall: Victory and Defeat, 1918

With Our Backs to the Wall: Victory and Defeat, 1918With Our Backs to the Wall: Victory and Defeat, 1918 by David Stevenson
ISBN: 9780674062269
Published by Harvard University Press on September 19th 2011
Genres: History, Europe, General, Military, World War I, United States, Political Science, International Relations
Pages: 688

Len's Summary: A broad, sagely crafted political-military analysis of the 1918 end game of WWI focusing on the basis for the Allies’ incomplete victory and implications for peace. The author also wrote the excellent Armaments and the Coming of War, 1904-1914 (Oxford, 1996).

An Improbable War? The Outbreak of World War I and European Political Culture before 1914

An Improbable War? The Outbreak of World War I and European Political Culture before 1914An Improbable War? The Outbreak of World War I and European Political Culture before 1914 by Holger Afflerbach, David Stevenson
ISBN: 9780857453105
Published by Berghahn Books on January 1st 2012
Genres: History, General, Military, World War I, Essays
Pages: 365

Len's Summary: Essays provide a new look at cause and effect. First published in hard cover in 2007. -- A valuable addition to the debate on the causes on The Great War. // A new scholarly look at causes of The Great War edited by the author of Armaments and the Coming of War: Europe 1904-1914, Oxford, 1996.