Sunday, May 26, 2013

Books to greet the approaching centenary of World War I.

Not a season, but a whole planet ...

On the Brink: ‘The Sleepwalkers’ and ‘July 1914’, reviewed by Harold Evans (NYT)

... The historiography of World War I is immense, more than 25,000 volumes and articles even before next year’s centenary. Still, (Christopher) Clark, and Sean McMeekin, in “July 1914,” offer new perspectives.

The Great War's witnesses are gone, and the ranks of those who recall World War II are thinning quite rapidly. But the historical record remains ... if we're inclined to read and draw conclusions from it.

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