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The Resource 1917 : war, peace, and revolution, David Stevenson

1917 : war, peace, and revolution, David Stevenson

Label
1917 : war, peace, and revolution
Title
1917
Title remainder
war, peace, and revolution
Statement of responsibility
David Stevenson
Title variation
Nineteen seventeen
Title variation remainder
war, peace, and revolution
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"1917 was a year of calamitous events, and one of pivotal importance in the development of the First World War. In 1917: War, Peace, and Revolution, leading historian of World War I David Stevenson examines this crucial year in context and illuminates the century that followed. He shows how in this one year the war was transformed, but also what drove the conflict onwards and how it continued to escalate. Two developments in particular--the Russian Revolution and American intervention--had worldwide repercussions. Offering a close examination of the key decisions, David Stevenson considers Germanys campaign of 'unrestricted' submarine warfare, America's declaration of war in response, and Britain's frustration of German strategy by adopting the convoy system, as well as why (paradoxically) the military and political stalemate in Europe persisted. Focusing on the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II, on the disastrous spring offensive that plunged the French army into mutiny, on the summer attacks that undermined the moderate Provisional Government in Russia and exposed Italy to national humiliation at Caporetto, and on the British decision for the ill-fated Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele), 1917 offers a truly international understanding of events. The failed attempts to end the wat by negotiation further clarify the underlying forces that prolonged it. David Stevenson also analyzes the global consequences of the year's developments, describing how countries such as Brazil and China joined the belligerents, how Britain offered 'responsible government' to India, and the Allies promised a Jewish national home in Palestine. Blending political and military history, and moving from capital to capital and between the cabinet chamber and the battle front, the book highlights the often tumultuous debates through which leaders entered and escalated the war, and the paradox that continued fighting was justifiable as the shortest road towards regaining peace."--
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1954-
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Stevenson, D.
Dewey number
940.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D521
LC item number
.S828 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • World War (1914-1918)
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Nineteen seventeen, A.D
  • Diplomatic history
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Nineteen seventeen, A.D
Label
1917 : war, peace, and revolution, David Stevenson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 451-466) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part !. Atlantic Prologue: 1. Unleashing the U-boats ; 2. Enter America ; 3. Britain adopts convoys -- Part II. Continental Impasse: 4. Tsar Nicholas abdicates ;5. France attacks ; 6. The Kerensky offensive ; 7. The road to Passchendaele ; 8. Collapse at Caporetto ; 9. Peace moves and their rejection -- Part III. Global Repercussions: 10. The spread of intervention : Greece, Brazil, Siam, China ; 11. Responsible government for India ; 12. A Jewish national home -- Part IV. Conclusion: Towards 1918 : Lenin's revolution, the Ludendorff offensives, and Wilson's Fourteen Points
Control code
ocn982092927
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxv, 480 pages
Isbn
9780198702382
Lccn
2017932564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)982092927
Label
1917 : war, peace, and revolution, David Stevenson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 451-466) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part !. Atlantic Prologue: 1. Unleashing the U-boats ; 2. Enter America ; 3. Britain adopts convoys -- Part II. Continental Impasse: 4. Tsar Nicholas abdicates ;5. France attacks ; 6. The Kerensky offensive ; 7. The road to Passchendaele ; 8. Collapse at Caporetto ; 9. Peace moves and their rejection -- Part III. Global Repercussions: 10. The spread of intervention : Greece, Brazil, Siam, China ; 11. Responsible government for India ; 12. A Jewish national home -- Part IV. Conclusion: Towards 1918 : Lenin's revolution, the Ludendorff offensives, and Wilson's Fourteen Points
Control code
ocn982092927
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxv, 480 pages
Isbn
9780198702382
Lccn
2017932564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)982092927

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