July 1914: Countdown to War by Sean McMeekin
Published by Basic Books on April 29th 2014
Genres: History, Europe, General, Military, World War I, Political Science, International Relations
Len's Summary: Analysis of the frenetic activities of often desperate diplomats and more sanguine soldiers by the winner of the 2011 WW1HA Tomlinson Book Prize. A fast-paced account of some of the most important decisions of the 20th century. The author spares no one, but lays much of the blame on France and Russia. See also The Lions of July: Prelude to War, 1914,William Jannen, Presidio Press, 1997.