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100 1  Clarke, P. F. 
245 14 The Locomotive of War :|bMoney, Empire, Power and Guilt /
       |cPeter Clarke. 
264  1 London :|bBloomsbury Publishing,|c2017. 
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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. 
650  7 Fiction|xGeneral.|2bisacsh 
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