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100 1 Clarke, P. F.
245 14 The Locomotive of War :|bMoney, Empire, Power and Guilt /
264 1 London :|bBloomsbury Publishing,|c2017.
300 1 online resource (432 pages).
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506 Owing to Legal Deposit regulations this resource may only
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520 aA fresh and fascinating reappraisal of the first half of
the twentieth century from one of our foremost historians
'War, comrades,' declared Trotsky, 'is a great locomotive
of history.' He was thought to be acknowledging the
opportunity the First World War had offered the Bolsheviks
to seize power in Russia in 1917. Twentieth-century
warfare, based on new technologies and mass armies,
certainly saw the locomotive power of war geared up to an
unprecedented level. Peter Clarke explores the crucial
ways in which war can be seen as a prime mover of history
in the twentieth century through the eyes of five major
figures. In Britain two wartime prime ministers A?? first
David Lloyd George, later Winston Churchill A?? found
their careers made and unmade by the unprecedented
challenges they faced. In the United States, two
presidents elected in peacetime A?? Woodrow Wilson and
Franklin Roosevelt A?? likewise found that war drastically
changed their agenda. And it was through the experience of
war that the economic ideas of John Maynard Keynes were
shaped and came to exert wide influence. When the United
States entered the First World War in 1917, President
Wilson famously declared: 'The world must be made safe for
democracy.' This liberal prospectus was to be tested in
the subsequent peace treaty, one that was to be bitterly
remembered by Germans for its 'war guilt clause'. But both
in the making of the war and the making of the peace the
issue of guilt did not suddenly materialise out of thin
air. As Clarke's narrative shows, it was an integral
component of the Anglo-American liberal tradition. The
Locomotive of War is a forensic and punctilious
examination of both the interplay between key figures in
the context of the unprecedented all-out wars of 1914A??18
and 1939A??45 and the broader dynamics of history in this
extraordinary period. Deeply revealing and insightful, it
is history of the highest calibre.
648 7 1900-1999|2fast
650 0 Politics and war|xHistory|y20th century.
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