1914: El año de la catástrofe

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  • Title: 1914: El año de la catástrofe
  • Author: Max Hastings Gonzalo García Cecilia Belza
  • ISBN: 9788498926279
  • Page: 200
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rese a del editorEl prestigioso autor Max Hastings se aparta de los relatos al uso para mostrarnos c mo una Europa incapaz de imaginar la magnitud de la cat strofe que iba a desencadenarse se lanz a lo que pretend a ser la guerra para acabar con todas las guerras , y fue, por el contrario, el inicio de un siglo de barbarie Hastings se basa en los resultados de las invesRese a del editorEl prestigioso autor Max Hastings se aparta de los relatos al uso para mostrarnos c mo una Europa incapaz de imaginar la magnitud de la cat strofe que iba a desencadenarse se lanz a lo que pretend a ser la guerra para acabar con todas las guerras , y fue, por el contrario, el inicio de un siglo de barbarie Hastings se basa en los resultados de las investigaciones m s recientes para profundizar en los or genes, los planes y la direcci n del conflicto, y baja despu s hasta el campo de batalla para, como gran historiador de la guerra que es, narrarnos los combates y revivir la experiencia humana de quienes participaron en ellos, vali ndose de una riqu sima documentaci n de cartas, diarios y testimonios de veteranos de guerra oficiales rusos, artilleros serbios, soldados franceses o belgas que est en poder del autor Un libro esclarecedor que va mucho m s all de los t picos.Biograf a del autorMax Hastings inici su carrera period stica como corresponsal para varios peri dicos y para la BBC en m s de sesenta pa ses De inmediato pas a dirigir el Daily Telegraph y, con posterioridad, el Evening Standard Ha publicado varios documentales para la televisi n, as como una veintena de obras, entre las que cabe mencionar Overlord, The Second World War A World in Flames, Bomber Command, Battle of Britain o Das Reich March of the Second SS Panzer Division Through France Su dedicaci n a la historia y el periodismo ha sido distinguida con numerosos premios En Cr tica ha publicado tambi n Armaged n La derrota de Alemania, 1944 1945 2005 , N mesis La derrota del Jap n, 1944 1945 2008 , La guerra de Churchill 2010 y Se desataron todos los infiernos 2011 En 2012 gan el Pritzker Military Prize.

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    1. Max Hastings is one of the better World War II writer-historians working today. In books like Armageddon, Retribution, and Inferno, he manages to be both accessible and sophisticated. A general reader can enjoy his work, while a buff can learn something new. If you want a finely chiseled, conventional-wisdom-defying nugget to toss in your friend’s face while getting drunk with him at a bar, Hastings is the man to read. His presentation is terse, stripped-down, and shorn of bluster and encomium [...]

    2. With this latest book, Mr. Hastings confirms my opinion that he is one of the two or three best military historians writing today. This is an excellent look the last half of 1914 as Europe spiraled into abattoir that became known as the Great War. He blends both high and low level views of the war to make a very readable volume.Mr. Hastings looks at the causes of the war- the strategic position of Germany and her desire to dominate Continental Europe, the weakness of Austria, Russia’s desire t [...]

    3. A masterpiece of impeccable scholarship. Exhaustive, very detailed and informative, beautifully researched, well written, riveting, an absolute pleasure to read and highly recommended to anybody interested in a serious, comprehensive treatment of the events leading to the start of WWI, and also of the major events of the first 5 months of the war, up to Christmas 1914. It is simply one of the best books that I ever read about WWI; pity that it stops at the end of the year 1914. I really wish the [...]

    4. Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War is an outstanding achievement by noted historian Max Hastings. Hastings revisits the course of events from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand through Christmas 1914 and in doing so revises the conventional wisdom on German and Austrian war guilt for the Great War. As Hew Strachan wrote in the NY Times: “(Hastings’) fans will recognize the trademarks: trenchant and Olympian judgments that eschew quirkiness in their pursuit of common sense and th [...]

    5. In 1910 British General Henry Wilson told military students that a European war was likely. One student responded that such a war would take “inconceivable stupidity on the part of statesmen.” The general replied “inconceivable stupidity is just what you are going to get.” The responsibility for WWI is endlessly argued. Catching almost everyone by surprise, the war began precipitously as events quickly spun out of control. On June 28, 1914 in Sarajevo in Bosnia, recently annexed by Austr [...]

    6. I hate to do it but I can only give Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War 4 Stars, definitely a step down from my normal man-crush on everything Max Hastings scribbles down. I had to take away a star for the buildup to August 1914. It may be unfair but I read Tuchman’s The Guns of August a short time ago and was riveted at her account of the road to war. Sir Max’s account was simply not as good. At times, I practically had to prop my eyelids open with toothpicks. Tuchman had me on the edge of [...]

    7. Catastrophe deserves more than 3 stars. Probably 4 or even 5, but I have to say this is one of longest reads I've had in some time. I think I've been reading this, on and off, for two months. It isn't the writing, since if anything Hastings has grown as a writer. His critical voice, his eye for the suffering soldiers and civilians, the calling out of stupid generals and politicians, is as good as it gets. And on top of that, "Catastrophe" brings some much needed attention to events in the East ( [...]

    8. Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War is nearly twenty-six hours of audio book covering the last six months of 1914. Last year being the 100th anniversary of The Great War has seen many WWI histories published. I look to each of the many I have read for something new or different. Granted writing a book takes a great deal of effort, but if it does not produce new knowledge, what is the point? Most of the new histories do take up one or two pieces of new information, like the value of railroads in [...]

    9. An exhaustive but readable account of the events of 1914. Hastings begins with the assassination of Ferdinand to the diplomatic machinations of the July crisis, to the outbreak of war in August. Hastings covers all the military actions of 1914 with the right amount of detail, including those events that have been largely forgotten, such as the Austrian invasion of Serbia that actually marked the beginning of the war’s military actions. His treatment of the British Expeditionary Force is very g [...]

    10. I have spent the past three years reading everything I can get my hands on about world war one. Now that we are on the brink of the one hundredth anniversary of the Great War many new books are coming to market. “Catastrophe 1914” is one of them. In 1930 Sir Winston Churchill wrote “No part of the Great War compares in interest with its opening”. Max Hastings’s book addresses only the last six months of 1914. The book is well researched and Hastings draws on a wide range of documents a [...]

    11. A good wide ranging solid account of the first year of World War 1 covering both the strategic view and the view of the men and women in the front lines. Also some myth busting of the early performance of the BEF.It was good to see attention to the often over looked eastern front.I found some of the language Hastings uses a bit too smart for my liking. For example he keeps mentioning the German host when talking about the German armies. Maybe it's just me, but I found this quite irritating.Nonet [...]

    12. Catastrophe 1914, is an cronicle about the WWI. The author examining the beginnings of the WWI, the Sarajevo assassinations, and follows the battlefield fighting; the hellish conditions of the trenches during the 1914. The book covers whom and what started the conflict, the describes in vivid detail, the terrible tragedy of war. Well researched, with internal doccuments of the Triple Entente nations and the Triple Alliance. The major events from politics and military strategy, to the experiences [...]

    13. An excellent account of how Europe went to war in 1914 and the first months of the war. Max Hastings presents, I think, a fairly balanced accounting of the arrogance, pig-headedness, chauvinism and just plain stupidity that propelled Europe into a total war which would destroy three monarchies. I would perhaps quibble with his laying a greater amount of blame on Germany and somewhat less on France. While Kaiser Wilhelm could, had he been a more sagacious and stronger man, have stopped the march [...]

    14. "O piteous spectacle! O bloody times!Whiles lions war and battle for their dens,Poor harmless lambs abide their enmity." Wm. Shakespeare. King Henry VI, Part 3.Max Hasting's "Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War" is a masterfully crafted account of Europe's descent into the apocalypse known as the Great War. It is a study that focuses on Europe's sabre-rattling lions who led millions headlong into the valley of the shadow of death. It also provides a compelling parallel narrative of the lambs, c [...]

    15. This is classic Max Hastings - history writing at its finest. Best known for his books on World War II, the author turns his sights to the outbreak of World War I and the initial campaigns in both the West and the East between August and December 1914. The result is an extremely well-written narrative that brings not only the political and military personalities to life but also conveys the horrors of the war as experienced by front-line officers, soldiers, and non-combatants. One of the strengt [...]

    16. This is an excellent, comprehensive account of Europe's stumble into war during the 2d half of 1914, beginning with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, explaining the diplomatic moves by all the parties involved which led to open warfare, the opening months of the war characterized by maneuver, and, with the inability of either side to force a decision, the beginnings of static warfare in the trenches by Christmas.Hastings spends considerable time describing the great social upheaval [...]

    17. Hastings continues to impress -- at this point, I'd read anything he writes. A nice, in-depth history of the run-up to the war, and then a very detailed analysis of the first few months of the conflict. Both fronts are covered in great detail, as are the home fronts. For the armchair student of military history, this is the most interesting period of the war, with maneuver on a massive scale and competing militaries struggling, often unsuccessfully, to develop doctrine to cope with changes in te [...]

    18. Max Hasting's first book on World War One stands at an interesting point between existing books. It doesn't fall neatly into the existing genres of books focused entirely on the causes of the Great War, nor histories of the whole war, nor histories focused on a single battle. Even at the three quarters point reading it, I wasn't sure how this was working out. It is good on the start of the war (it was the Germans' fault) and on the initial battles of the Frontiers and Marne, but I've read other [...]

    19. American readers: Take this British book with a grain of salt.Why? Because while Max Hastings is very good on military tactical issues, and solid on strategic ones in the first shifting of his pen from World War II to World War I, he's close to being all wet on geopolitical issues related to the start of the war.First, the good.Hastings gives more detailed coverage to the Eastern Front at the start of the war than do many WWI intros, which often talk about the battles of Tannenberg and Masurian [...]

    20. -De lo interesantísimo a lo común pero notable.-Género. Historia.Lo que nos cuenta. El libro 1914. El año de la catástrofe (publicación original: Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes To War, 2013) es un repaso al año 1914 en relación a la Gran Guerra, a las circunstancias nacionales entre los países implicados, a las reacciones tras el magnicidio en Sarajevo, a las actitudes que mantuvieron mientras escalaba la tensión y sus reacciones en el momento álgido para, después, sumergirse en la co [...]

    21. In “Catastrophe 1914” Max Hastings—-a master historian of WWII—-ventures back in time to WWI. It begins with details of the buildup of tensions in Europe between the Triple Entente (Britain, France, and Russia) and the Triple Alliance (Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy): increasing militarism, especially in a Germany that was effectively run by the Army under a Kaiser enamored of military pomp; creation of alliances tying countries together in military pacts; widespread labor unrest, r [...]

    22. Hastings is a wonderful writer and has mastered a substantial literature in French and German as well as English. I think he presents balanced arguments about the major questions regarding the coming and conduct of the war. He is not a supporter of "the sleepwalker" thesis. European statesmen were "deniers" who refused to recognize the dangers of the policies that they were pursuing. He further believes that a British failure to intervene would have allowed the Germans to defeat the French and B [...]

    23. Is there anything really new under the sun to say about the outbreak of the First World War and the campaigns of its first 5 months? Well, no, not really, but that doesn't stop one of my favorite military historians from giving it a good go, and your reading this book will not go unrewarded. Taking into account the best of the last 20 years or so's historical research, Hastings has concluded that Germany and Austria bear the primary responsibility for the disaster that was WWI, and that preventi [...]

    24. I have nothing against Mr. Hastings, and I commend and admire the effort and meticulous research he invested in creating this.But I have never read a duller book. I lost count of the times I fell asleep trying to read it; one such event cost me $60 in cab fare after I missed my Metra stop. Even before that, however, I had commented on the abstruse method which which Hastings creates his sentences, with parenthetical and comma'd editorial, comparisons with other historians' views, and turning-aro [...]

    25. It seems with the Centennial of 1914 this year a lot of books are coming out on the first world war. This one covers the July crisis and the diplomatic meltdown that lead to the opening catastrophe of the twentieth century. It then covers the mobilization and fighting in August the trench digging and stalemate after the battle of the Marne. The war up to the end of the year. It describes how Europe went from peace to a war that killed 10 million people and paved the way for an even worse conflic [...]

    26. Very good book dealing with the lead up to the beginning and first few months of WWI. It is well researched and written, and steers clear of the pitfalls that many books one WWI fall into. No one will agree with everything an historian has to say one this topic, as the evidence is open to different interpretations, but this book goes into a lot of depth and is better than many.

    27. It was pretty good. The author's objective was to have a lot of personal stories woven into the historical account, and that really didn't add a lot for me. Plus, he ends the book after the fronts stop moving (late 1914), and pays pretty much no attention to the later (albeit, more boring) trench warfare periods. I would have liked a more complete treatment.

    28. As usual a thought provoking and well researched book from Max Hastings. He outlines the more mobile war of late 1914 which most of us know little about although the horror is starting to form which later developed into the static hell until the armistice

    29. August 2014 will mark the one hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of World War I. It will probably also mark the onslaught of numerous additional books on the subject. Stealing a march on that inevitable blitz, Knopf has published Catastrophe, 1914: Europe Goes to War, by distinguished British historian, Max Hastings. As he has done several times before (e.g. Inferno - about World War II), Hastings manages to take a well-covered subject and invest it with fresh energy and absorbing commentary. [...]

    30. They are all dead. A century after the outbreak of the Great War the combatants are gone, casualties of mortality. The eminent British historian Max Hastings has written Catastrophe 1914 about the first five months of that war, now known as World War I, to mark the centennial of the war’s beginning. The Great War forever upset the prevailing global order, killed eight million people, and still shadows today’s international affairs. “Catastrophe” aptly communicates what the war wrought du [...]

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