The Shadow of the Past: Reputation and Military Alliances before the First World War by Gregory D. Miller
Published by Cornell University Press on February 17th 2012
Genres: International Relations, Military, Political Science, Pre-War
Len's Summary: Posits the axiom that only states perceived as reliable (viz., willing to support alliance partners in time of war) could form strong, effective military pacts. A study of diplomacy in the Belle Époque. // How states built and sustained alliances in pre-war Europe.