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The deluge : the Great War and the remaking of the global order, 1916-1931, Adam Tooze

The deluge : the Great War and the remaking of the global order, 1916-1931
The deluge
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the Great War and the remaking of the global order, 1916-1931
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Adam Tooze
  • "A searing and highly original analysis of the First World War and its anguished aftermath. In the depths of the Great War, with millions dead and no imaginable end to the conflict, societies around the world began to buckle. The heart of the financial system shifted from London to New York. The infinite demands for men and materiel reached into countries far from the front. The strain of the war ravaged all economic and political assumptions, bringing unheard-of changes in the social and industrial order. A century after the outbreak of fighting, Adam Tooze revisits this seismic moment in history, challenging the existing narrative of the war, its peace, and its aftereffects. From the day the United States enters the war in 1917 to the precipice of global financial ruin, Tooze delineates the world remade by American economic and military power. Tracing the ways in which countries came to terms with America's centrality--including the slide into fascism--The Deluge is a chilling work of great originality that will fundamentally change how we view the legacy of World War I"--
  • "A century after the outbreak of the First World War, a powerful explanation of why the war's legacy continues to shape our world. The war would make a celebrity out of Woodrow Wilson and would ratify the emergence of the US as the dominant force in the world economy"--
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The deluge : the Great War and the remaking of the global order, 1916-1931, Adam Tooze
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 519-583) and index
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One. Introduction: The Deluge -- Two. The Eurasian Crisis -- War in the Balance -- Peace without Victory -- The War Grave of Russian Democracy -- China Joins a World at War -- Brest-Litovsk -- Making a Brutal Peace -- The World Come Apart -- Intervention -- Three. Winning a Democratic Victory -- Energizing the Entente -- The Arsenals of Democracy -- Armistice : Setting the Wilsonian Script -- Democracy Under Pressure -- Four. The Unfinished Peace -- A Patchwork World Order -- "The Truth About the Treaty" -- Reparations -- Compliance in Europe -- Compliance in Asia -- The Fiasco of Wilsonianism -- Five. The Search for a New Order -- The Great Deflation -- Crisis of Empire -- A Conference in Washington -- Reinventing Communism -- Genoa : The Failure of British Hegemony -- Europe on the Brink -- The New Politics of War and Peace -- The Great Depression : The Austere Tragedy of Internationalism -- Six. Conclusion: Raising the Stakes
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xxiii, 643 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
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