This book draws on ten years of archival research to provide the first comprehensive treatment in English of how Germany and Austria-Hungary conducted World War I and what defeat meant to them.
Holger H. Herwig, Professor of History, University of Calgary.
"Full of fascinating detail, strongly argued, and lucidly written, Herwig's study is certain to force a re-evaluation of the origins and course of World War One."--Choice
"...well-written, clear in its formulations, and of great use in providing a general framework for understanding the history of World War I...Herwig has offered an enormously useful corrective to the belief that the Germans offer an example of military effectiveness that is worthcopying."--Dr. Williamson Murray, Ohio State University