- Tapa blanda: 857 páginas
- Editor: Simon & Schuster; Edición: Reissue ed. (17 de octubre de 2005)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: '9780743283434
- ISBN-13: 978-0743283434
- ASIN: 0743283430
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The World Crisis, 1911-1918 (Inglés) Tapa blanda – Abreviado, 17 oct 2005
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"The World Crisis is at once an outstandingly readable history of the First World War -- the seminal drama of modern times -- and an eyewitness account, especially of its opening years. Whether as a statesman or an author, Churchill was a giant; and The World Crisis towers over most other books about the Great War."
-- David Fromkin, author of A Peace to End All Peace
"Winston Churchill's personality suffuses The World Crisis, not only in its arguments but also in its masterful prose. The book, however, aspires to be even more than that -- a general history of the war that shaped the twentieth century as well as the attitudes of one of the century's most powerful personalities."
-- Hew Strachan, author of The First World War
"In this remarkable work, Churchill, as a maker and a writer of history, explores the confusions and complexities of World War I, eerily foreshadowing the later global struggle he would fight alongside Franklin Roosevelt. In a new century, the book remains essential reading, as fresh and compelling as ever, for the central issue it addresses -- how a free people should chart their way through a world of conflicting interests -- is always with us."
-- Jon Meacham, bestselling author of Franklin and Winston
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A classic volume republished after more than seventy-five years features the former prime minister's observations about public morale and leadership before and during the first World War, tracing major campaigns that marked the origins of modern warfare. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.Ver Descripción del producto
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The Churchill explains in detail the strategic rational as well as the implementation of the Dardenelles campaign. Plenty of self justification of course. Whether the operation could have succeeded if things had been done differently cannot be known. But its failure had consequences which Churchill discusses. He doesn't have much to say about what the costs of failure and the benefits of not making the attempt. He covers the details of the failure. When the navy wanted to force the issue the army held back and vice versa, political on again off again delays, waiting for instruction from London etc. He doesn't say anything the root of these problems. Lack of an adequate chain of command, disunity of command-the Navy and Army fought as if they were independent allies and lack of military professionalism-poor and nonexistent staff work. The history of the tank is more pleasant as Churchill can be justly proud to forcing it through the hidebound army bureaucracy.
In this book he describes the strategy and actions of the First World way using the turn of phrase and flair for the King's English in a way that only Churchill can.
This is one of the definitive books on the First World War written by one of the politicians-and soldiers of the conflict.
of apologist's s tract. Post war knowledge has shed some light on the problems involved, munitions shortages, manpower shortages,
internati9onal concerns. (Some Balkan nations paused in order to see who would come out on top and then join the winners.) There
were some exchanges of correspondence after the conflict by the participants. Also memoires had become available.