1914-1918, David Stevenson's history of the First World War, has been acclaimed as
the definitive one-volume account of the conflict.
In the summer of 1914 Europe exploded into a frenzy of mass violence. The war that
followed had global repercussions, destroying four empires and costing millions of lives.
Even the victorious countries were scarred for a generation, and we still today remain
within the conflict's shadow. In this major analysis David Stevenson re-examines the causes,
course and impact of this 'war to end war', placing it in the context of its era and
exposing its underlying dynamics. His book provides a wide-ranging international history,
drawing on insights from the latest research. It offers compelling answers to the key
questions about how this terrible struggle unfolded: questions that remain disturbingly
relevant for our own time.