I'm afraid I could not get into this book. It clearly does not claim to tell the story of the reasons the world went to war, but to show how the world was before the war. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Simon Binning
Still chugging through this fabulous tome! Quite hard work in some ways but a compact and fantastic history of the time. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Chatty Kathy
A thoughtful, well written, and informative work. One gets an impression of the world of 1913, the cultural perspective, the political outlook, and the differing national... Read morePublished 4 months ago by K.P.O'B.
If you want to read and understand why the Great War came about,you could do a lot worse than read this book. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mark Romvari
An enlightening view of what the world was like before war tore it all apart. Enthralling, intricately researched and very readable.Published 7 months ago by Martin Rickerd
An interesting book looking at the world just one year before the First World War. Written in the way that the layman can understand, but it is rather lengthy.Published 7 months ago by Mrs Barbara Mary Hayward
The Europeans of 1913 had the world all sussed out - continuing progress and prosperity on all fronts. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Teemacs
Haven't yet finished it, but so far, an evocative elegy to a world of elegance, hope and rising prosperity, destroyed by the madness that was the Great War.Published 8 months ago by D. Goldstone