The Sleepwalkers : How Europe Went to War in 1914
by Christopher Clark
Editor: Penguin Books Ltd
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The rapid, sensitive and extraordinarily sustained history of the causes of the First World War, from renowned historian and author Christopher ClarkFINANCIAL FOIS des LIBRES DE L’ ANNÉE 2014SUNDAY FOIS et INDÉPENDANTE des L’ ANNÉE 2012Winner of the Los Angeles Times, le Livre d’ Histoire de Prix 2014The moments that it took GAn act of terrorism narcotic effectiveness, it fulfilled its every purpose: it was to liberate Bosnia from the reign of the Habsburgs, and it created a new and powerful one from Serbia, but it also brought down the four great empires, killed millions of people and destroyed a civilization.This makes Europe’s pretence of prosperity and complacency, which makes it vulnerable to the impact of this assassination.In The Sleepwalkers Christopher Clark tells the story of the outbreak of the First World War and its causes.Above all, it shows how the failure to understand the seriousness of the chaos, close to genocide, the fighting in the Balkans would lead Europe to disaster.Comments: Wonderfulone of the most impressive and stimulating studies of the period ever published u0022Max Hastings, the Sunday Times’ Easily the best book ever written on the subjectA work of rare beauty that combines meticulous research work with sensitive and elegant analysis of prose.The enormous weight of its quality inspires amazement and admirationAcademics should take note: a Good story, perhaps still a good story u0022Washington Post Lovingly studied work of the highest eruditionIt is hard to believe that we will never see a better account of what was perhaps the greatest blundery collective in the history of international relations Niall Ferguson'[Read La Sleepwalkers], it is as if a fire had been lit a half-stadium to mysterious characters curse each other without reason[Clark] demolishes the standard viewClark’s glittering large-scale history is that we are able to
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