Pandora’s Box : A History of the First World War
Format Paperback | 1104 pages
Dimensions 162 x 235 x 45.72mm | 1,360.78g
Publication date 29 May 2020
inner of the Norman B. Tomlinson, Jr. Prize
«The best large-scale synthesis in any language of what we currently know and understand about this multidimensional, cataclysmic conflict.»
-Richard J. Evans, Times Literary Supplement
In this monumental history of the First World War, Germany’s leading historian of the period offers a dramatic account of its origins, course, and consequences. Joern Leonhard treats the clash of arms with a sure feel for grand strategy. He captures the slow attrition, the race for ever more destructive technologies, and the grim experiences of frontline soldiers. But the war was more than a military conflict and he also gives us the perspectives of leaders, intellectuals, artists, and ordinary men and women around the world as they grappled with the urgency of the moment and the rise of unprecedented political and social pressures. With an unrivaled combination of depth and global reach, Pandora’s Box reveals how profoundly the war shaped the world to come.