As the centenary of the First World War approaches, historian Margaret Macmillan’s new book examines how the Great War began – and how it could have been prevented.
Why did this catastrophic war happen when it could have been avoided? Macmillan explores the years preceding World War One, identifying the key moments with pinpoint precision. While never straying far from the small, human moments that lured Europe from a time of peace and plenty to one of disaster, she also examines the political machinations of the Great Powers during this time.
Macmillan’s new book The War That Ended Peace: How Europe Abandoned Peace for the First World War is a masterful analysis of one of history’s most defining moments. Praised by The Sunday Times for its immaculate scholarship, The War That Ended Peace is sure to become a definitive text on the First World War.