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The pity of war by Niall Ferguson

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Published by Penguin Books in London .
Written in English


  • World War, 1914-1918.,
  • Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 546-587) and index.

StatementNiall Ferguson.
LC ClassificationsD511 .F28 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationxlv, 623 p., [32] p. of plates :
Number of Pages623
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22338664M
ISBN 100140275231

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  Instead, Winter has smuggled into his review of The Pity of War a review of another book of mine, Virtual History, in that most of his criticisms are directed at my use of counterfactual arguments. In my introduction to Virtual History I did my best to counter the familiar E. H. Carr-type arguments against counterfactuals. An engaging, casual history of librarians and libraries and a famous one that burned down. In her latest, New Yorker staff writer Orlean (Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend, , etc.) seeks to “tell about a place I love that doesn’t belong to me but feels like it is mine.”It’s the story of the Los Angeles Public Library, poet Charles Bukowski’s “wondrous place,” and what. Niall Campbell Ferguson (/ ˈ n iː l /; born 18 April ) is a Scottish-born historian. He is a senior fellow at the Hoover usly, he was a professor at Harvard University and New York University, visiting professor at New College of the Humanities and senior research fellow at Jesus College, Oxford.. Ferguson writes and lectures on international history, economic and Alma mater: Magdalen College, Oxford.   Buy The Pity of War New Ed by Ferguson, Niall (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5().

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