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Complimentary audiobook: Catastrophe by Max Hastings

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Every month subscribers can redeem a free audiobook. This month you can listen to Catastrophe by Max Hastings.

A magisterial chronicle of the calamity that befell Europe in 1914 as the continent shifted from the glamour of the Edwardian era to the tragedy of total war.

1914: a year of unparalleled change. The year that diplomacy failed, Imperial Europe was thrown into its first modernised warfare and white-gloved soldiers rode in their masses across pastoral landscapes into the blaze of machine–guns. What followed were the costliest days of the entire War. But how had it happened?

In Catastrophe: 1914 Max Hastings answers at last how World War I could ever have begun. A searing analysis of the power-brokering, vanity and bluff in the diplomatic maelstrom reveals who was responsible for the birth of this catastrophic world in arms. Mingling the experiences of humbler folk with the statesmen on whom their lives depended, Hastings asks: whose actions were justified? Catastrophe: 1914 explains how and why this war, which shattered and changed the Western world for ever, was fought.

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