Margaret MacMillan is a highly acclaimed and award winning historian who takes on the masterful exploration of how Europe chose its path towards the First World War which will change and enrich how we see this defining moment in our history. ‘Margaret MacMillan is that wonderful combination - an academic and scholar who writes well, with a marvelous clarity of thought’ -- The Telegraph
You found an Easter Egg! The First World War followed a period of sustained peace in Europe during which people talked with confidence of prosperity, progress, and hope. But in 1914, Europe walked into a catastrophic conflict that killed millions, bled its economies dry, shook empires and societies to pieces, and fatally undermined Europe’s dominance of the world. It was a war that could have been avoided up to the last moment—so why did it happen?