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The road less traveled: the secret battle to end the Great War, 1916-1917
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Published:
New York : PublicAffairs, 2021.
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Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
334 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Status:
Mellen Adult Nonfiction
940.3 ZEL
Description
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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English
ISBN:
9781541750951, 1541750950

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"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"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Zelikow, P. (2021). The road less traveled: the secret battle to end the Great War, 1916-1917. First edition. New York: PublicAffairs.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Zelikow, Philip, 1954-. 2021. The Road Less Traveled: The Secret Battle to End the Great War, 1916-1917. New York: PublicAffairs.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Zelikow, Philip, 1954-, The Road Less Traveled: The Secret Battle to End the Great War, 1916-1917. New York: PublicAffairs, 2021.

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Zelikow, Philip. The Road Less Traveled: The Secret Battle to End the Great War, 1916-1917. First edition. New York: PublicAffairs, 2021. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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