The War That Changed the World

The War That Changed the World

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Between 1870 and 1871, the world changed forever. The Franco-Prussian War is often a forgotten war, its significance lost amidst larger conflicts such as the Napoleonic Wars and World War I. But, while it lasted less than a year, its aftermath would shape the course of history for decades to come. In this comprehensive and epic account, John-Allen Price explores how this short but far-reaching war came to be, bringing the men who shaped history to life. Price examines the Franco-Prussian War and its world, from the seeds of the war in the Age of Napoleon to the Paris Commune, and the aftershocks that led to a century of slaughter, a war to end all wars, and an even greater war after that. "John-Allen Price's *The War that Changed the World* is a brilliantly written and exhaustively researched masterwork. With all the attention to detail one would expect of Keegan or Ambrose, Price has created a stunningly entertaining and thorough examination of an historical era which shaped the conflicts of the 20th and 21st Centuries. Price's examination of the Franco-Prussian war is engrossing, entertaining and delightfully readable--presented with a historian's eye for detail and a novelist's ear for story. Students of military history pass this book by at their peril." - New York Times Bestselling Author Michael A. Stackpole
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  • Paperback | 442 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 22mm | 588g
  • Kingston, Canada
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0978465210
  • 9780978465216
  • 1,987,377

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