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    Any advice on books or articles useful in writing coursework about the causes of World War One? Needs top be of 'substantial detail' and be fairly long. any suggestions would be great, thank-you!
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    (Original post by cherimica)
    Any advice on books or articles useful in writing coursework about the causes of World War One? Needs top be of 'substantial detail' and be fairly long. any suggestions would be great, thank-you!
    The list is endless. What angle are you investigating?
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    The list is endless. What angle are you investigating?
    that's the trouble I have been having, there is no specific angle as such but we are trying to assess the causes by each major country (Britain, France, Russia etc.) leading up to the war
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    (Original post by cherimica)
    that's the trouble I have been having, there is no specific angle as such but we are trying to assess the causes by each major country (Britain, France, Russia etc.) leading up to the war
    You don't have a question or essay title?
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    (Original post by ageshallnot)
    You don't have a question or essay title?
    it is literally 'what caused the outbreak of war in 1914?'
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    (Original post by cherimica)
    it is literally 'what caused the outbreak of war in 1914?'
    That is a very wide open question!

    There are many good single-volume books on the topic such as...

    Christopher Clark, The Sleepwalkers
    Margaret Macmilan, The War That Ended Peace
    Thomas Otte, July Crisis
    Sean McMeekin, July 1914
    Keith Wilson (ed), Decisions For War, 1914

    You can get cheap second hand copies from somewhere like bookfinder.com.

    As well as looking at each country's level of responsibility, you might also want to examine issues such as imperialism, alliances, and military planning.
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    (Original post by ageshallnot)
    That is a very wide open question!

    There are many good single-volume books on the topic such as...

    Christopher Clark, The Sleepwalkers
    Margaret Macmilan, The War That Ended Peace
    Thomas Otte, July Crisis
    Sean McMeekin, July 1914
    Keith Wilson (ed), Decisions For War, 1914

    You can get cheap second hand copies from somewhere like bookfinder.com.

    As well as looking at each country's level of responsibility, you might also want to examine issues such as imperialism, alliances, and military planning.
    I know its very vague!
    thank you so much! I'll hopefully be able to see if there are any copies in the library failing that a little secondhand shop I know
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    (Original post by cherimica)
    I know its very vague!
    thank you so much! I'll hopefully be able to see if there are any copies in the library failing that a little secondhand shop I know
    Come back to me if you have problems or want more detailed books on specific angles.

    Try bookfinder.com if other sources fail.
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    (Original post by cherimica)
    I know its very vague!
    thank you so much! I'll hopefully be able to see if there are any copies in the library failing that a little secondhand shop I know
    I don't know this is too late, but some of the above are on youtube eg...

    Christopher Clark:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6snYQFcyiyg

    Margaret Macmillan:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUmByAgc4YA
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_bJSXyO78M

    Sean McMeekin:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOwaYNiJ6G8
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mw6UJc6tYA
 
 
 
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