Decisions for War, 1914-1917

Decisions for War, 1914-1917Decisions for War, 1914-1917 by Richard F. Hamilton, Holger H. Herwig
ISBN: 0521545307
Published by Cambridge University Press on December 13th 2004
Genres: General, Military
Pages: 284

Len's Summary: Continuation and expansion of Hamilton & Herwig's fine study The Origins of World War I (Cambridge, 2003) this time focussing on key individual actors - monarchs, ministers, military men, political leaders - with divergent agendas.

War Planning, 1914

War Planning, 1914War Planning, 1914 by Richard F. Hamilton, Holger H. Herwig
ISBN: 1107635128
Published by Cambridge University Press on September 1st 2013
Genres: History, Europe, General, Modern, 20th Century, Military, World War I, Essays
Pages: 280

Len's Summary: Analytical essays by established WWI historians including Bob Doughty and Annika Mombauer on the war plans of Austria-Hungary, Russia, France, Germany, Great Britain and, Italy placing them in a broader political, diplomatic and military context.

The Origins of World War I

The Origins of World War IThe Origins of World War I by Richard F. Hamilton, Holger H. Herwig
ISBN: 0521102189
Published by Cambridge University Press on December 11th 2008
Genres: World War I
Pages: 552

Len's Summary: Summary examination of the motivations of the leadership of 12 major and minor powers in going to war. // An abridged version of the collection of essays published by Cambridge as The Origins of World War I and edited by the same scholars. This version concentrates on the handful of men who made the decisions for war. The abridgement is even more readable than the original. The authors cut through the fog of nationalism and ex post facto justifications to the roots of the conflict. Affordable and highly recommended.