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The First World War: Germany and Austria-Hungary 1914-1918 (Modern Wars)

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This book draws on ten years of archival research to provide the first comprehensive treatment in English of how Germany and Austria-Hungary conducted World War I and what defeat meant to them.
Paperback, 512 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Bloomsbury Academic (first published March 1997)
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'Aussie Rick'
This book is one of the best you'll find in detailing the war from the view point of the Central Powers. It is also one of the very few that gives an account of the role played by Austrian-Hungarian forces. The author provides the reader equal coverage of the fighting on the Russian & Italian Fronts along with the Western Front. Overall a very well researched & detailed account and well worth the time to sit down and read!
Sean McLachlan
The popular academic study of World War One in English has long suffered a deficit in the number of publications that use German sources. Herwig's hefty tome comes as a welcome change to this. At 450 dense pages, only serious history buffs need apply.
Those willing to make the effort, however, will find their understanding of the war enriched and changed. While we are long accustomed to hearing criticisms of the Entente's General staff, the commanders of the Central Powers are shown to have made
Arguably the modern text on the subject of how the Central Powers conducted their end of the war and what the cultural impact of it upon them was. A sometimes heartbreaking work, but all the better for it.
Andrew Latham
Read this about a decade back. Changed my entire perspective on the war -- and much for the better!
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Holger Herwig holds a dual position at the University of Calgary as Professor of History and as Canada Research Chair in the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies. He received his BA (1965) from the University of British Columbia and his MA (1967) and Ph.D. (1971) from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dr. Herwig taught at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, from 1971 ...more
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