The First World War, a cataclysm that left ten million dead, created the modern world. Here military historian, John Keegan, sheds fascinating light on weaponry and technology; shows us the doomed negotiations between the monarchs and ministers of 1914; takes us into the trenches of the Western Front and to council-rooms. An epic account of World War I that still profoundly informs the politics and culture of the world today. Paperback. 475 pgs.