This is a chronicle of the coming of World War I in which the author focuses chiefly on Britain and Germany. It tells the story of the personalities, events and optimism that propelled the world towards war
'Tells the story with energy and attention to detail, especially human detail. It has not been told so well before.' Lit Review.||'He has the supreme gift of making history live in simple, readable language.' Observer.||'This is a book you are bound to enjoy... narrative history at its very best' Financial Times.