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Thirteen Days: The Road to the First World War
 
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Thirteen Days: The Road to the First World War [Kindle Edition]

Clive Ponting
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"It is a hugely difficult feat of juggling, but Ponting somehow manages to keep all the balls in the air. His methodical approach and lively style result in a very clear account of an otherwise confusing period of frenetic diplomacy" (Scotland on Sunday)

"Compelling revisionist history" (Sunday Tribune)

"[A] fascinating picture of double-dealing, misread signals of intent and naked self-interest which afflicted every major capital over a crucial period" (Glasgow Herald)

Book Description

Enormously gripping popular history of the 13-day crisis that led to world war.

From the Publisher

Riveting examination of the 13-day crisis that lead to the outbreak of the First World War ...from Thursday 23 July 1914 to Tuesday 4 August - the day that Britain entered hostilities.

About the Author

Clive Ponting was a Reader in Politics at the University of Wales, Swansea and is a specialist in environmental politics, political and military history. He has written numerous books including the world-wide bestseller A Green History of the World; a highly controversial revisionist biography of Winston Churchill; Armageddon: The Second World War; The Pimlico History of the Twentieth Century; World History: A New Perspective and The Crimean War: The Truth behind the Myth.
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