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The Resource The road less traveled : the secret battle to end the Great War, 1916-1917, Philip Zelikow

The road less traveled : the secret battle to end the Great War, 1916-1917, Philip Zelikow

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The road less traveled : the secret battle to end the Great War, 1916-1917
Title
The road less traveled
Title remainder
the secret battle to end the Great War, 1916-1917
Statement of responsibility
Philip Zelikow
Title variation
Secret battle to end the Great War, 1916-1917
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"During a pivotal few months in the middle of the First World War all sides-Germany, Britain, and America-believed the war could be concluded. Peace at the end of 1916 would have saved millions of lives and changed the course of history utterly. Two years into the most terrible conflict the world had ever known, the warring powers faced a crisis. There were no good military options. Money, men, and supplies were running short on all sides. The German chancellor secretly sought President Woodrow Wilson's mediation to end the war, just as British ministers and France's president also concluded that the time was right. The Road Less Traveled describes how tantalizingly close these far-sighted statesmen came to ending the war, saving millions of lives, and avoiding the total war that dimmed hopes for a better world. Theirs was a secret battle that is only now becoming fully understood, a story of civic courage, awful responsibility, and how some leaders rose to the occasion while others shrank from it or chased other ambitions. "Peace is on the floor waiting to be picked up!" pleaded the German ambassador to the United States. This book explains both the strategies and fumbles of people facing a great crossroads of history. The Road Less Traveled reveals one of the last great mysteries of the Great War: that it simply never should have lasted so long or cost so much"--
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1954-
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Zelikow, Philip
Dewey number
940.3/12
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D613
LC item number
.Z45 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Peace-building
  • Peace movements
  • Germany
  • France
  • Great Britain
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
The road less traveled : the secret battle to end the Great War, 1916-1917, Philip Zelikow
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1164489952
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
334 pages
Isbn
9781541750951
Lccn
2020044440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1164489952
Label
The road less traveled : the secret battle to end the Great War, 1916-1917, Philip Zelikow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1164489952
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
334 pages
Isbn
9781541750951
Lccn
2020044440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1164489952

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