The Eastern Front 1914-1917

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Penguin UK, Jun 26, 2008 - History - 352 pages
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'Without question one of the classics of post-war historical scholarship, Stone's boldly conceived and brilliantly executed book opened the eyes of a generation of young British historians raised on tales of the Western trenches to the crucial importance of the Eastern Front in the First World War' Niall Ferguson 'Scholarly, lucid, entertaining, based on a thorough knowledge of Austrian and Russian sources, it sharply revises traditional assumptions about the First World War.' Michael Howard
 

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User Review  - Big_Bang_Gorilla - LibraryThing

Being a turgid history of WWI's Eastern Front, viewed almost entirely from the Russian perspective. The book clearly reflects extensive scholarship, but is less than pleasant reading. The author fell ... Read full review

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User Review  - kcshankd - LibraryThing

Sought this out after many sources claimed it as the best general history of the Eastern Front. In many places it reads like a shopping list of divisions, casualties, number of railroad carriages, and ... Read full review

Contents

List of Maps
Introduction to the Penguin Edition
Introduction to the 1975 Edition 1 The Army and the State in Tsarist Russia
The Military Imperative July 1914
East Prussia
Galicia
The First WarWinter 19141915
The AustroHungarian Emergency
The Retreat 1915
The Political WarEconomy 19161917
The Second WarWinter 19151916
Summer 1916
The Romanian Campaign 19161917
War and Revolution 1917
Notes
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Norman Stone is Professor at Bilkent University. He was Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford from 1984-1997.

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