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The Meaning of the First World War

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A concise narrative of the war itself and the era that brought it to a close.
Paperback, 191 pages
Published 1965 by Prentice-Hall, Inc.
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Sue Burke
May 30, 2014 Sue Burke rated it it was amazing
Since this brief book was originally written for the 50th anniversary of World War I, it is in itself a historical artifact. But more than that makes it worthwhile.

Albrecht-Carrié does not try to place blame for the start of the war. Instead, “the little Eurasian peninsula that was Europe, which had conquered the world and was its powerhouse, contained too much energy and power for the narrowness of its confines. The very process of imperial activity had simultaneously furnished occasion for cla
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Nov 19, 2014 Ronica (Ronnie) Lu rated it really liked it
This essay is written from the perspective of examining the broad underlying themes of human history rather than analyzing the details of individual events. Professor Albrecht-Carrie explores the meaning and significance of what another generation called the Great War. He also advances the thesis that the major political, social and economic developments of the 20th century were in large part due to the unresolved tensions and disruption germinated by the war that began in 1914. Would recommend ...more
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Author and Professor of History at Barnard College from 1945 to 1969, and at Columbia's School of International Affairs from 1953 to 1969. Columbia A. B. 1923 and Ph.D., 1938.
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