The Coming of the War: 1914

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The Coming of the War: 1914

By Bernadotte E. Schmitt
Scribners, 1930
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Schmitt's work will stand for a long time as a major discussion of the outbreak of the war, whatever view may be taken of his conclusions, for it is based upon long years of careful study of the tremendous mass of source material and a complete command of the subject. When it is considered that these two volumes contain more than one thousand pages of closely reasoned argument, buttressed with voluminous references and extensive footnotes, it will be clear that no detailed discussion of their content would be possible in a brief note. (See the review by Professor Harold Temperley in this issue of FOREIGN AFFAIRS.)