About this book
A dazzling and iconoclastic account of the terrible disaster of 1914-1918, which had hardback sales of over 6000 copies. Stone distils a lifetime of teaching about WWI into one short volume, in a terse, brilliantly written, opinionated and witty way. With 14 million dead, 20 million wounded, and the destruction of 4 empires, this war had huge repercussions. 'It fizzes with life and sparkles with aphorisms tossed off with aplomb, along with condemnations and commendations alike...' Nigel Jones, "Sunday Telegraph"
In 1914 a new kind of war, and a new kind of world, came about. Fourteen million combatants died, a further twenty million were wounded, four empires were destroyed and even the victors' empires were fatally damaged. This title provides a terse, opinionated and wry short history of the First World War.