A Mad Catastrophe

A Mad Catastrophe

The Outbreak of World War I and the Collapse of the Habsburg Empire

Book - 2014
Average Rating:
1
Rate this:
"The Austro-Hungarian army that marched east and south to confront the Russians and Serbs in the opening campaigns of World War I had a glorious past but a pitiful present. Speaking a mystifying array of languages and lugging outdated weapons, the Austrian troops were hopelessly unprepared for the industrialized warfare that would shortly consume Europe. As ... historian Geoffrey Wawro explains in [this book], the doomed Austrian conscripts were an unfortunate microcosm of the Austro-Hungarian Empire itself--both equally ripe for destruction"--
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2014]
Description: xxiv, 440 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780465028351
0465028357
Branch Call Number: 940.414 Waw

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

j
julinwil
Aug 07, 2015

This is a well-researched and beautifully-written book, covering an aspect of WWI that is sparsely observed in the literature. It describes the disintegration of the Austro-Hungarian "Imperial" army. All of the empire's weaknesses (splintered ethnicity, regional rivalry, inept funding and organization throughout the government) destroyed the effectiveness of the ill-led army and led to ruin.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at BPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top