- Taschenbuch: 736 Seiten
- Verlag: Harper Perennial; Auflage: Reprint (18. März 2014)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0061146668
- ISBN-13: 978-0061146664
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,5 x 3 x 20,3 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 71 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 208.441 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 18. März 2014
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“An important book. . . . One of the most impressive and stimulating studies of the period ever published.” (Max Hastings, The Sunday Times)
“Excellent. . . . The book is stylishly written as well as superb scholarship. No analysis of the origins of the First World War will henceforth be able to bypass this magisterial work.” (Ian Kershaw, BBC History)
“The most readable account of the origins of the First World War since Barbara Tuchman’s The Guns of August. The difference is that The Sleepwalkers is a lovingly researched work of the highest scholarship.” (Niall Ferguson)
“This compelling examination of the causes of World War I deserves to become the new standard one-volume account of that contentious subject.” (Foreign Affairs)
“Clark is a masterly historian. . . . His account vividly reconstructs key decision points while deftly sketching the context driving them. . . . A magisterial work.” (The Wall Street Journal)
“A monumental new volume. . . . Revelatory, even revolutionary. . . . Clark has done a masterful job explaining the inexplicable.” (The Boston Globe)
“Easily the best book ever written on the subject. . . . A work of rare beauty that combines meticulous research with sensitive analysis and elegant prose. The enormous weight of its quality inspires amazement and awe. . . . Academics should take note: Good history can still be a good story.” (The Washington Post)
“A meticulously researched, superbly organized, and handsomely written account.” (MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History)
“Superb. . . . One of the great mysteries of history is how Europe’s great powers could have stumbled into World War I. . . . This is the single best book I have read on this important topic.” (Fareed Zakaria)
“A thoroughly comprehensive and highly readable account. . . . The brilliance of Clark’s far-reaching history is that we are able to discern how the past was genuinely prologue. . . . In conception, steely scholarship and piercing insights, his book is a masterpiece.” (Harold Evans, The New York Times Book Review)
“As spacious and convincing a treatment as has yet appeared. . . . Clark’s prose is clear and laced with color.” (The Daily Beast)
“A great book. . . An amazing narrative history of the crisis and the larger context.” (Slate)
“A superb account of the causes of the first world war. . . . Clark brilliantly puts this illogical conflict into context.” (The Guardian)
“This book is as authoritative as it is gripping. . . . Clark provides a vivid panorama of the jostling among Europe’s policymakers. . . . The reader is rapt as ‘watchful but unseeing’ protagonists head for inconceivable horror.” (The Independent)
“Excellent. . . . Where Clark excels is in explaining how the pre-war diplomatic maneuvers resembled a giant exercise in game theory.”- (The Economist)
“Clark’s narrative sophistication, his philosophical awareness, and his almost preternatural command of his sources make The Sleepwalkers an exemplary instance of how to navigate this tricky terrain. The best book on the origins of the First World War that I know.” (Thomas Laqueur, The London Review of Books)
“One of 2013’s finest nonfiction books. . . . Offers more up-to-date scholarship than you’ll find in a classic like Barbara Tuchman’s The Guns of August.” (Matthew Yglesias, Slate)
This is the pacy, sensitive and formidably argued history of the causes of the First World War, from acclaimed historian and author Christopher Clark. This book was the winner of the Financial Times Books of the Year 2014. It was a winners of Sunday Times and Independent Books of the Year 2012. This book was also the winner of the Los Angeles Times History Book Prize 2014. The moments that it took Gavrilo Princip to step forward to the stalled car and shoot dead Franz Ferdinand and his wife were perhaps the most fateful of the modern era. An act of terrorism of staggering efficiency, it fulfilled its every aim: it would liberate Bosnia from Habsburg rule and it created a powerful new Serbia, but it also brought down four great empires, killed millions of men and destroyed a civilization. What made a seemingly prosperous and complacent Europe so vulnerable to the impact of this assassination? In The Sleepwalkers Christopher Clark retells the story of the outbreak of the First World War and its causes. Above all, it shows how the failure to understand the seriousness of the chaotic, near genocidal fighting in the Balkans would drag Europe into catastrophe. Reviews: "Formidable...one of the most impressive and stimulating studies of the period ever published. " (Max Hastings, Sunday Times). "Easily the best book ever written on the subject...A work of rare beauty that combines meticulous research with sensitive analysis and elegant prose. The enormous weight of its quality inspires amazement and awe...Academics should take note: Good history can still be a good story." (Washington Post)."A lovingly researched work of the highest scholarship. It is hard to believe we will ever see a better narrative of what was perhaps the biggest collective blunder in the history of international relations." (Niall Ferguson). "[Reading The Sleepwalkers], it is as if a light had been turned on a half-darkened stage of shadowy characters cursing among themselves without reason...[Clark] demolishes the standard view...The brilliance of Clark's far-reaching history is that we are able to discern how the past was genuinely prologue...In conception, steely scholarship and piercing insights, his book is a masterpiece." (Harold Evans, New York Times Book Review). "Impeccably researched, provocatively argued and elegantly written...a model of scholarship." (Sunday Times Books of the Year). "Superb...effectively consigns the old historical consensus to the bin...It's not often that one has the privilege of reading a book that reforges our understanding of one of the seminal events of world history. " (Mail Online). "A monumental new volume...Revelatory, even revolutionary...Clark has done a masterful job explaining the inexplicable." (Boston Globe). "Superb...One of the great mysteries of history is how Europe's great powers could have stumbled into World War I...This is the single best book I have read on this important topic." (Fareed Zakaria). "A meticulously researched, superbly organized, and handsomely written account Military History Clark is a masterly historian...His account vividly reconstructs key decision points while deftly sketching the context driving them...A magisterial work." (Wall Street Journal). "This compelling examination of the causes of World War I deserves to become the new standard one-volume account of that contentious subject." (Foreign Affairs). "A brilliant contribution." (Times Higher Education). "Clark is fully alive to the challenges of the subject...He provides vivid portraits of leading figures...[He] also gives a rich sense of what contemporaries believed was at stake in the crises leading up to the war." (Irish Times). "In recent decades, many analysts had tended to put most blame for the disaster [of the First World War] on Germany. Clark strongly renews an older interpretation which sees the statesmen of many countries as blundering blindly together into war." (Stephen Howe, Independent Books of the Year). About the author: Christopher Clark is Professor of Modern History at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of St Catharine's College. He is the author of The Politics of Conversion, Kaiser Wilhelm II and Iron Kingdom. He is widely praised around the world, Iron Kingdom became a major bestseller. He has been awarded the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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Es ist erstaunlich, dass es eines australischen Historikers offenbar bedarf, mehr Sachlichkeit in die Kriegsschulddebatte zu bringen; Deutschland wird zwar nicht entlastet, aber Kriegstreiber und -willige in Frankfreich, Serbien und England eben auch thematisiert.
Man verspürt doch Wehmut, dass auf allen Seiten nicht mehr Vernunft geherrscht hat und zuviel Glauben an die eigene Überlegenheit, moralisch und militärisch, herrschte. Allerdings schien der österreichische Thronfolger doch vernünftige Pläne zumindest in Bezug auf slawische Minderheiten gehabt zu haben-tragisch dass er von Extremisten ermordet wurde....
Danke Herr Clark!
The book is details, explains a lot about the relationships and tensions behind the curtains of power before the first World War broke out.
A must read for everybody with an interest in (European) history.
Clark schafft es, das alles extrem spannend, flüssig geschrieben und leicht lesbar herüberzubringen. Das Buch liest sich (auch oder gerade in der englischen Originalfassung) wie ein Kriminalroman. The Sleepwalkers hat das Zeug zum Bestseller !
I am not really a fan of histories that highlight dates and events as if they were somehow divorced from reality. Even U.S. history as it has always been here at least as long as I have. I have no concept of the antiquity of our world as other than what I can read about. I read several versions so I do not have to take one persons’ view or word.
Somehow I have a gap in history form a couple of thousand years ago until now. Yes I took schooling that gave names and dates, however I mean real history. I rely on writers like Jacob Bronowski (The Ascent of Man) to fill in the gaps.
Then one day Christopher Clark wrote The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914. I already knew the bare bones of the reasons and even the details of many of the battles. It was required study in the U.S. Army as even though no two wars are alike the reasons and methods are universal.
I was surprised to find that hat I learned was not really about war; it was all the history about people and attitudes that created the modern states in Europe. It fills in the gaps from Homer to WW1 (Actually starts around1890's.) It even explains most of today’s Europe. Part of a team I work with on a daily bases is in Sofia (Bulgaria.) Now I understand their history as well if not meter than mine.
I must ward you that you will have to reread this book as it covers a great deal of time. Also rereading after you know what will happen makes more sense.
You will also have to take diversion breaks to pick up books on the individual people.Lesen Sie weiter... ›
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Sehr gute Beschreibung der Entstehungsgeschichte des 1. Welt mit Beleuchtung aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven. Auch mit durchschnittlichen Englischkenntnissen gut zu lesen.Vor 8 Monaten von Amazon Kunde veröffentlicht
Das Buch wurde mir vom Verwalter des amerikanischen Soldatenfriedhofs Meuse-Argonne (Frankreich) für Gefallene des Ersten Weltkriegs empfohlen, und ich habe den Kauf nicht... Lesen Sie weiter...Vor 9 Monaten von hr veröffentlicht
Kompakt und dicht gesetzt, so dass auch diese große Textmenge mitnehmbar bleibt. Die Preise scheinen hier zu schwanken, letzte Woche 3,50, da schlug ich eher zufällig... Lesen Sie weiter...Vor 15 Monaten von Serenus Zeitblom veröffentlicht
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I am satisfied and if needed, I will buy from this seller in the future as well. Lesen Sie weiter...
Der Australische Autor, der auch beim ZDF Filme macht, hat das dicke Buch geschrieben. Aber inhaltlich ist nichts naues. Es sind die alten Kamellen erwärmt worden. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 1. Januar 2015 von Mark William
A very long read (be warned), but this is the book to read if you need a careful analysis of the situation before 1914. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 29. Oktober 2014 von M. C. PETER
This is a good book for those who, like myself, have always wondered how could Europe, in the 20th century, find itself involved in a world war. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 23. Oktober 2014 von Kindle Customer
Very thorough analysis of the events which lead to this conflict. Christopher Clark makes a solid case and presents the fact and analysis in a way which is never tedious. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 11. Oktober 2014 von cavallo