The Resource The pity of war, Niall Ferguson

The pity of war, Niall Ferguson

Label
The pity of war
Title
The pity of war
Statement of responsibility
Niall Ferguson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Pity of War, Niall Ferguson explodes the myths of 1914-18. He argues that the fatal conflict between Britain and Germany was far from inevitable. It was Britain's declaration of war that needlessly turned a continental conflict into a world war, and it was Britain's economic mismanagement and military inferiority that necessitated American involvement, forever altering the global balance of power." "Ferguson vividly brings back to life one of the seminal catastrophes of the century, not through a dry citation of chronological chapter and verse, but through a series of chapters that answer the key questions: Why did the war start? Why did it continue? And why did it stop? How did the Germans manage to kill more soldiers than they lost but still end up defeated in November 1918? Above all, why did men fight?"--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
NBPu
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Ferguson, Niall
Dewey number
940.3/11
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D511
LC item number
.F28 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Great Britain
  • Eerste Wereldoorlog
  • Mythevorming
  • Rampspoed
  • Guerre mondiale, 1914-1918
  • Guerre mondiale, 1914-1918
  • Grande-Bretagne
  • Weltkrieg (1914-1918)
Label
The pity of war, Niall Ferguson
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 517-541) and index
Contents
  • ch. 5.
  • Public finance and national security
  • ch. 6.
  • Last days of mankind: 28 June - 4 August 1914
  • ch. 7.
  • August days: the myth of war enthusiasm
  • ch. 8.
  • Press gang
  • ch. 9.
  • Economic capability: the advantage squandered
  • ch. 1.
  • ch. 10.
  • Strategy, tactics and the net body count
  • ch. 11.
  • 'Maximum slaughter at minimum expense': war finance
  • ch. 12.
  • Death instinct: why men fought
  • ch. 13.
  • Captor's dilemma
  • ch. 14.
  • How (not) to pay for the war
  • Myths of militarism
  • ch. 2.
  • Empires, ententes and Edwardian appeasement
  • ch. 3.
  • Britain's war of illusions
  • ch. 4.
  • Arms and men
Extent
1 online resource (xliii, 563 pages, [32] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036794146
Label
The pity of war, Niall Ferguson
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 517-541) and index
Contents
  • ch. 5.
  • Public finance and national security
  • ch. 6.
  • Last days of mankind: 28 June - 4 August 1914
  • ch. 7.
  • August days: the myth of war enthusiasm
  • ch. 8.
  • Press gang
  • ch. 9.
  • Economic capability: the advantage squandered
  • ch. 1.
  • ch. 10.
  • Strategy, tactics and the net body count
  • ch. 11.
  • 'Maximum slaughter at minimum expense': war finance
  • ch. 12.
  • Death instinct: why men fought
  • ch. 13.
  • Captor's dilemma
  • ch. 14.
  • How (not) to pay for the war
  • Myths of militarism
  • ch. 2.
  • Empires, ententes and Edwardian appeasement
  • ch. 3.
  • Britain's war of illusions
  • ch. 4.
  • Arms and men
Extent
1 online resource (xliii, 563 pages, [32] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036794146

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