The eastern front, 1914-1917 / Norman Stone.
By: Stone, Norman.Material type: TextPublisher: London : Penguin, 1998Description: 348 pages : maps ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0140267255; 9780140267259.Subject(s): Revolution (Soviet Union : 1917-1921) | World War (1914-1918) | World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Eastern Front | Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 -- Causes | World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Eastern Front | Soviet Union -- History -- Causes. -- Revolution, 1917-1921 | Military campaigns | War -- Causes | Eastern Front (World War (1914-1918)) | Soviet Union | Eerste Wereldoorlog | Russia -- History -- 1917-1991, Soviet Union -- Revolution, 1917-1921 -- Causes | World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Eastern Front | 1917-1921Genre/Form: History.DDC classification: 940.422 Other classification: 15.70 | K512.52
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
The army and the state in Tsarist Russia -- The military imperative, July 1914 -- The opening round; East Prussia -- The opening round ; Galicia -- The first war-winter, 1914-1915 -- The Austro-Hungarian emergency -- The shell shortage, 1915 -- The retreat, 1915 -- The political war-economy, 1916-1917 -- The second war-winter, 1915-1916 -- Summer, 1916 -- The Romanian campaign, 1916-1917 -- War and revolution, 1917.
This groundbreaking study was the first authoritative account of the Russian Front in the First World War to be published in the West and is now reissued with a new introduction by the author. The battles fought on the Eastern Front were decisive to the course of the war. As well as reconstructing these events, Norman Stone explores the factors that influenced their outcome and draws some unexpected conclusions. Dispelling the popular myth of an economically crippled Russia, he argues that the country was, in fact, going through a period of unprecedented economic growth. Tsarist Russia's weakness lay in its outdated administration which resulted in war shortages and an inefficient army. In a fascinating reinterpretation of the connection between the war and the revolution that followed, he shows that although military events had almost ceased by the end of 1916, Russia was still in turmoil, undergoing a period of modernization which opened the way towards revolution. - Back cover.