Friday, June 27, 2014

Book Review: 1913: The Eve of War by Paul Ham

1913: The Eve of War1913: The Eve of War by Paul Ham
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

An incredibly well researched book that gives perspectives from multiple points of view on the causes of World war 1. The book offers insight into the personalities, economics and politics of the time - showing how the various factions did little to avoid the conflict and many, actively pursued conflict as an inevitable show of force. It is a very straightforward book, a bit dry at times, but a very interesting look at this time in history.

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  1. One of my favorite subjects after teaching United States History for more than 40 years.

    1. Thanks Neil - me too, I love the period from 1900-1945, there is so much in there, the world event were staggering.