Titre : Helmut von Moltke and the Origins of the ...
Éditeur : (2005) Cambridge University Press,, (Cambridge):
Date d'édition : 2005
Reliure : Soft cover
Edition : First Paperback Edition.
octavo, (xviii), 325pp. Illustrated with photographs and three maps. This book explores the influence of Helmuth von Moltke, Germany's Chief of the General Staff between 1906 and 1914. Based largely on previously-unknown primary sources, it shows that Moltke's influence on the Kaiser and on Germany's political decision-making to have been decisive, helping to foster an increasingly confrontational mood. The book also takes issue with the common perception of Moltke as a reluctant military leader, concluding that he was both bellicose and ambitious and played a crucial role in the outbreak of the First World War. Very fine copy. pictorial heavy paper wrappers. N° de réf. du libraire 24965
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