The German Wars
A Concise History, 1859-1945eBook - 2011
Palmer, chair of the history department at East Carolina University, reviews the history of German warfare, from the Wars of Italian and German Unification through the end of WWII, asking why Germany lost two world wars despite its military superiority. The author claims that Germany misinterpreted its victories over various countries in the mid-19th century, and therefore continued to believe quick and decisive victories were possible in the age of industrialized warfare. The book describes the causes, effects, major battles, and events of every major German war during the period, and includes numerous boxes on war at sea and in the air, strategic bombing, and naval developments during the interwar period. Background is also given on political, social, and economic developments. B&w historical photos are included. Zenith Press is an imprint of Quayside Publishing. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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The German Wars: A Concise History, 1859-1945 outlines the history of European warfare from the Wars of German Unification to the end of the World War II. The title aside, the book is not be another history of the German military; it takes a much broader approach looking at political, social, economic, and military developments across Europe, and the United States during the period. The “German War” part of the title is there because Germany plays the central part in the story. But the key element threading its way through this volume is the Industrial Revolution.