Catástrofe (Portuguese Edition) - download pdf or read online

By Max Hastings

ISBN-10: 8580575052

ISBN-13: 9788580575057

Em 1914, a Europa mergulhou num conflito sem precedentes. A Primeira Guerra Mundial desfez impérios, aniquilou dinastias e transformou toda a geopolítica do Velho Mundo, marcando de fato o início do século XX. Cem anos após a eclosão da “guerra para acabar com todas as guerras”, Max Hastings examina as causas que conduziram ao início das hostilidades e acompanha as agruras de incontáveis homens e mulheres durante os primeiros meses de luta.

Em Catástrofe - 1914: a Europa vai à guerra, Hastings relata como, após o assassinato do arquiduque Franz Ferdinand, as relações diplomáticas se degeneraram e os países europeus lançaram-se numa calamidade que deixaria um saldo de milhões de mortos. Com estilo característico, o autor explora detalhes da realidade da guerra pelos olhos de estadistas, aristocratas, soldados e camponeses, oferecendo uma análise brilhante das decisões de líderes políticos e militares e pintando um retrato vívido do começo do conflito.

O autor contesta a visão romântica sobre o despropósito da guerra e oferece uma resposta categórica à controvérsia de quem teria sido o grande responsável pela abertura das hostilidades.

Lançado junto ao centenário da Grande Guerra, Catástrofe descreve em detalhes tanto a Frente Ocidental quanto a pouco estudada Frente Oriental.

Ilustrado com 32 páginas de fotos e mais de vinte mapas.

Max Hastings, autor de Inferno - o mundo em guerra: 1939-1945, é um dos historiadores militares mais respeitados do mundo. Em 2002, foi agraciado com o título de Cavaleiro da Ordem do Império Britânico pelo conjunto de sua obra.

“Como um guia magistral, Hastings nos conduz por aquele estranho período em que a Europa imergiu na escuridão da Primeira Guerra. Com sua prosa rica de ironia e marcada por uma indignação ethical ardorosa, Catástrofe é o que há de melhor em obras de história. Rigoroso e fluente, este livro é uma excelente referência para quem deseja entender as causas daquele terrível conflito.”The Times

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