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Author Tooze, J. Adam

Title The deluge : the Great War, America and the remaking of the global order, 1916-1931 / Adam Tooze
Published New York, New York Penguin Books, 2015


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 MELB  940.31 Wilson Too/Dtg  DUE 18-08-22
Description xxv, 644 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents Introduction: The Deluge : the Remaking of World Order -- The Eurasian Crisis -- War in the Balance -- Peace without Victory -- The War Grave of Russian Democracy -- China Joins a World at War -- Brest-Litovsk -- Making a Brutal Peace -- The World Come Apart -- Intervention -- Winning a Democratic Victory -- Energizing the Entente -- The Arsenals of Democracy -- Armistice : Setting the Wilsonian Script -- Democracy Under Pressure -- The Unfinished Peace -- A Patchwork World Order -- "The Truth About the Treaty" -- Reparations -- Compliance in Europe -- Compliance in Asia -- The Fiasco of Wilsonianism -- The Search for a New Order -- The Great Deflation -- Crisis of Empire -- A Conference in Washington -- Reinventing Communism -- Genoa : The Failure of British Hegemony -- Europe on the Brink -- The New Politics of War and Peace -- The Great Depression -- Conclusion: Raising the Stakes
Summary "A searing and highly original analysis of the First World War and its anguished aftermath. In the depths of the Great War, with millions dead and no imaginable end to the conflict, societies around the world began to buckle. The heart of the financial system shifted from London to New York. The infinite demands for men and materiel reached into countries far from the front. The strain of the war ravaged all economic and political assumptions, bringing unheard-of changes in the social and industrial order. A century after the outbreak of fighting, Adam Tooze revisits this seismic moment in history, challenging the existing narrative of the war, its peace, and its aftereffects. From the day the United States enters the war in 1917 to the precipice of global financial ruin, Tooze delineates the world remade by American economic and military power. Tracing the ways in which countries came to terms with America's centrality--including the slide into fascism--The Deluge is a chilling work of great originality that will fundamentally change how we view the legacy of World War I"--
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924
World War, 1914-1918 -- Influence
World War, 1914-1918 -- Social aspects
World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects
World War, 1914-1918 -- United States
World politics -- 1919-1932
Balance of power -- History -- 20th century
Economic history -- 1918-1945
International relations -- History -- 20th century
LC no. 2015304584
ISBN 0143127977
9780143127970 (pbk.)
Other Titles Great War, America and the remaking of the global order, 1916-1931