Thirteen Days

Written By Clive Ponting
Thirteen Days
  • Publsiher : CCV
  • Release : 29 November 2021
  • ISBN : 9780712668262
  • Pages : 378 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Thirteen Days written by Clive Ponting which was release on 29 November 2021, this book published by CCV. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: At the end of the First World War, Germany was demonised. The Treaty of Versailles contained a 'war guilt' clause pinning the blame on the aggression of Germany and accusing her of 'supreme offence against international morality'. Thirteen Days rejects this verdict. Clive Ponting also rejects the thesis that Europe in 1914 had reached such a boiling point that war was bound to erupt and the theory that the origins of the War lay in a mighty arms race. He argues that the War occurred primarily because of the situation in the Balkans, while he gives full weight to Austria-Hungary's desire to cripple Serbia instead of negotiating, and to Russia's militaristic programme of expansion. Clive Ponting begins with a dramatic recreation of the assassination in Sarajevo on 28 June. He then examines how things spiralled out of control during the weeks that led to war. The tension builds as his story criss-crosses the capital cities of Europe and describes developments day by day, and, latterly, hour by hour. The First World War destroyed the old Europe. Nearly nine million soldiers were killed and twenty-one million wounded; over ten million civilians died. By the end of the War, three great European empires - Germany, Austria-Hungary and Russia - had disintegrated. Why did the War happen? In 1914, the states of Europe had been at peace for forty years, and every diplomatic dispute had been resolved peacefully. Thirteen Days describes failures of communication, fateful decisions and escalating military moves; it is an extraordinary narrative of personalities and diplomacy in the dying weeks of an era in which telephone networks were in their infancy and governments relied on telegrams in code and face-to-face meetings of ambassadors.

Thirteen Days

Thirteen Days
  • Author : Clive Ponting
  • Publisher : CCV
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Total pages : 378
  • ISBN : 9780712668262
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Summary : At the end of the First World War, Germany was demonised. The Treaty of Versailles contained a 'war guilt' clause pinning the blame on the aggression of Germany and accusing her of 'supreme offence against international morality'. Thirteen Days rejects this verdict. Clive Ponting also rejects the thesis that Europe ...

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Thirteen Days
  • Author : Jeannette Augustus Marks
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1929
  • Total pages : 132
  • ISBN : 9780712668262
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  • Author : Patrick Carman
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2010-04-12
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780712668262
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Summary : You are indestructible. Three whispered words transfer an astonishing power to Jacob Fielding that changes everything. At first, Jacob is hesitant to use the power, unsure of its implications. But there's something addictive about testing the limits of fear. Then Ophelia James, the beautiful and daring new girl in town, ...

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  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • Release Date : 2020-07-15
  • Total pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9780712668262
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Summary : The words "nuclear war" strike fear into the hearts of people all over the world. Movies and books depict the apocalyptic aftermath of such an event. While fictitious accounts may not be totally accurate, in October 1962, the United States came perilously close to finding out the reality of such a ...

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  • Author : Nellie Stark
  • Publisher : Xulon Press
  • Release Date : 2005-06
  • Total pages : 296
  • ISBN : 9780712668262
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Summary : Come put another log on the fire on a frosty Christmas Eve with the whole family gathered around and listen to a tale of Merry Old England and Christmases long passed....

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  • Author : Jack Erickson
  • Publisher : RedBrick Press
  • Release Date : 2013-06-01
  • Total pages : 330
  • ISBN : 9780712668262
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Summary : Sylvia de Matteo, an American single mother, is taken hostage by terrorists during a political assassination at Stazione Centrale, Milan’s train station. She is seized at gunpoint and thrown into the back of a van. Moments later, a Paris-bound train with Sylvia's fiancé and ten-year old daughter aboard departs ...

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  • Author : Jenny Overton
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Total pages : 108
  • ISBN : 9780712668262
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Summary : This is the heart-warming story of how three of the Kitson children help the wealthy merchant woo their older sister Annaple with a different gift for each of the twelve days of Christmas - with hilarious results! But as the house groans at the seams with partridges, calling birds, swans,...

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  • Author : Leo Hunt
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2015-07-02
  • Total pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780712668262
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Summary : A thrilling supernatural adventure: dark, funny, with twists at every turn. Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Prize 2016. When Luke Manchett's estranged father dies suddenly, he leaves his son a dark inheritance. Luke has been left in charge of his father's ghost collection: eight restless spirits. They want revenge for their ...

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-09-06
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780712668262
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Summary : “An absolute master of modern horror. And a damn fine writer at that”- Guillermo del Toro It’s Ray’s and Sandra’s first family holiday in Greece, on the island of Vasilema. The skies are cloudier than anywhere else in Greece, and they’re intrigued by local eccentricities—...

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  • Author : Patrick Carman
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2011-04-05
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780712668262
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Summary : You are indestructible. These are the words that transfer an astonishing power to Jacob Fielding... and it changes everything. After all, there's something addictive about testing the limits of fear, experiencing the thrill of walking through fire, or saving your friend from a beating in front of the whole school. ...

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  • Author : Norman H. Finkelstein
  • Publisher : Turtleback
  • Release Date : 2000-12-01
  • Total pages : 145
  • ISBN : 9780712668262
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  • Author : Robert Francis Kennedy
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1969
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780712668262
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Thirteen Days of Tension
  • Author : Terri Kaye Duncan
  • Publisher : Rosen Young Adult
  • Release Date : 2020-07-15
  • Total pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9780712668262
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Summary : The words "nuclear war" strike fear into the hearts of people all over the world. Movies and books depict the apocalyptic aftermath of such an event. While fictitious accounts may not be totally accurate, in October 1962, the United States came perilously close to finding out the reality of such a ...

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  • Publisher : Ishi Press
  • Release Date : 2017-04-13
  • Total pages : 230
  • ISBN : 9780712668262
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Summary : The Cuban Missile crisis - a confrontation between the two giant atomic nations, the U. S. and the U. S. S. R. brought the world to the abyss of nuclear destruction and the end of mankind....

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  • Author : Kim Core
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Total pages : 99
  • ISBN : 9780712668262
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