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best current book on the causes??, 11 May 2014
Arguably the best book in print on the causes of the Great War, though by a short head I prefer the account by Max Hastings ('Catastrophe') and find his strictures more to my taste. But Prof MacMillan provides fascinating detail.
She does get a few things wrong: Henry Wilson did not come from Ulster (Longford, actually); Erskine Childers was not executed by the British (executed by the Provisional Government of the Irish Free State); and Kemal Atataturk was still plain Mustafa Kemal in 1914.