The Eastern Front 1914-1917

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Penguin UK, Jun 26, 2008 - History - 352 pages
4 Reviews
'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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You could argue that the WWI Russian front set up the remaining history of the 20th century. The early assault on East Prussia, although eventually disastrous for the Russians, may have slowed down ... Read full review

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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


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
The First WarWinter 19141915
The AustroHungarian Emergency
The ShellShortage 1915
The Retreat 1915
The Political WarEconomy 19161917
The Second WarWinter 19151916
Summer 1916
The Romanian Campaign 19161917

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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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