A World Undone: The Story of the Great War 1914–18
By G.J. Meyer. The First World War is one of history’s greatest tragedies. In this remarkable and intimate account, author G.J. Meyer draws on exhaustive research to bring to life the story of how the Great War reduced Europe’s mightiest empires and their cities to rubble, killed 20 million people and cracked the foundations of the world we live in today.
Here is a masterful narrative history that eloquently conveys the sense of an entire civilization engaged in massive self-destruction, while its leaders, blinded by hubris, nationalism, or outright ignorance, led the charge into the abyss.
One only has to look at a few of today’s “hotspots” to realize that WWI’s effects remain determining factors in international relations and reiterate why you need to read this book.
Softcover, 670 pages