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The Long Fuse by Laurence Lafore
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Jan 18, 2011

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bookshelves: european-history, military, politics, world-war-i
Read from July 06 to 13, 2014 — I own a copy

Informative, chatty, and somewhat rambling take on the years leading up to beginning of the Great War in 1914. This was meant for the general reader.

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07/06/2014 marked as: currently-reading
07/06/2014 page 1
0.0% "Now is as good a time as any to read about the origins of the Great War. Several years ago I read Lafore's "The End of Glory: An Interpretation of the Origins of World War II". Although I did not totally agree with Lafore's thesis, I was intrigued enough to give this book a chance."
07/08/2014 page 82
28.0% "So far Lafore has been providing background on the optimistic future held in common by most Europeans in the early1900's, and what he called the "Austrian Anomaly"."
07/10/2014 page 110
38.0% "Just finished Chapter Three "The Europe of the Armed Camps"."
07/12/2014 page 124
43.0% "Chapter Four: The "Encirclement" of Germany."
07/13/2014 marked as: read
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