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The Resource Staring at God : Britain in the Great War, Simon Heffer

Staring at God : Britain in the Great War, Simon Heffer

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Staring at God : Britain in the Great War
Title
Staring at God
Title remainder
Britain in the Great War
Statement of responsibility
Simon Heffer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This work follows Britain's path from the day the fatal shots were fired at Sarajevo in June 1914 to the moment the guns finally fell silent on 11th November, 1918. Simon Heffer examines the increasingly frantic conversations between Whitehall and Britain's embassies across Europe as civil servants and ministers sought to understand and control the slide towards war. He explains how a government so keen to avoid conflict found itself not only championing it but seeking to transform the country to fight it - and how, in the process, Britain was irrevocably changed. He looks at the high politics and low skulduggery that saw the principled but passive Asquith replaced as Prime Minister by the unscrupulous but energetic Lloyd George, and he assesses the arguments between politicians and generals about how to prosecute the war that persisted until the final offensive on the Western Front
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StDuBDS
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Heffer, Simon
Dewey number
  • 941'.083
  • 941'.083
  • 941.083
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • History
Label
Staring at God : Britain in the Great War, Simon Heffer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Random House, 2019
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781786090447
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xiv, 914 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781786090447
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Label
Staring at God : Britain in the Great War, Simon Heffer
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Random House, 2019
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781786090447
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xiv, 914 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781786090447
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)

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