Eastern Front 1914-1917: First Edition

Eastern Front 1914-1917: First Edition

by Norman Stone


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A groundbreaking historical study, Norman Stone's The Eastern Front 1914-1917 was the very first authoritative account of the Russian Front in World War I to be published in the West. In this now-classic history he dispels the myths surrounding a still relatively little-known aspect of the war, showing how inefficiency rather than economic shortage led to Russia's desperate privations and eventual retreat. He also interprets the connection between the war and the chaos that followed, arguing that although fighting had almost ceased by the end of 1916, Russia was still in turmoil—undergoing a period of change that would inexorably lead towards revolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140267259
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/01/1999
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 453,495
Product dimensions: 5.18(w) x 7.82(h) x 0.84(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Norman Stone is a professor at Bilkent University. He was a professor of modern history at the University of Oxford from 1984-1997. He is the author of The Atlantic and its Enemies, Europe Transformed, Hitler: An Introduction, and World War One: A Short History.

Table of Contents

List of Maps
Author's Note 6(1)
Introduction to the Penguin Edition 7(5)
Introduction to the 1975 Edition 12(5)
The Army and the State in Tsarist Russia
The Military Imperative, July 1914
The Opening Round: East Prussia
The Opening Round: Galicia
The First War-Winter, 1914--1915
The Austro-Hungarian Emergency
The Shell-Shortage, 1915
The Retreat, 1915
The Political War-Economy, 1916--1917
The Second War-Winter, 1915--1916
Summer, 1916
The Romanian Campaign, 1916--1917
War and Revolution, 1917
Notes 303(30)
Index 333

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Eastern Front 1914-1917: First Edition 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
hard to explain ... earth shattering ..... the reader witnesses & experiences the transformation of one the West's pre-eminent historians ...as he sees that conventional thinking, understanding and 'the narrative' very likely are incorrect about Russia, Germany, Austria-Hungary and the Eastern Front at the onset of World War 1
The_Paradox More than 1 year ago
The book is an excellent book that I highly recommend. However, I believe the title is a bit misleading. It is more focused on the Russians and the Russian Western Front than it is on the Germans, Austrians, Bulgarians, or Rumanians. It is also very inexpensive which is a major plus! I recommend that you buy the book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago