1914-1918: The History of the First World War

Author(s): David Stevenson


1914-1918, David Stevenson's history of the First World War has been acclaimed as the definitive one - volume account of the conflict. In the summer of 1914 Europe exploded into a frenzy of mass violence. The war that followed had global repercussions, destroying four empires and costing millions of lives. Even the victorious countries were scarred for a generation, and we still today remain within the conflict's shadow. In this major analysis David Stevenson re-examines the causes, course and impact of this 'war to end war', placing it in the context of its era and exposing its underlying dynamics. His book provides a wide-ranging international history, drawing on insights from the latest research. It offers compelling answers to the key questions about how this terrible struggle unfolded: questions that remain disturbingly relevant for our own time.


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David Stevenson is the real deal ... His defining characteristic is his outstanding rigour as an historian ... tremendously clever Niall Ferguson

It's harder to imagine a better single-volume comprehensive history of the conflict than this superb study Ian Kershaw

Perhaps the best comprehensive one-volume history of the war yet written New Yorker This history of the 1914-1918 conflict surpasses all others. It is tough, erudite and comprehensive - Independent


David Stevenson is a Professor of International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and author of the highly praised 1914-1918: The History of the First World War.

General Fields

  • : 9780718197957
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : September 2012
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : December 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Illustrations
  • : David Stevenson
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 940.3
  • : 784