• Classic three-volume history of the causes of WWI
•Written by a distinguished Italian journalist
•The first new printing of this work in fifty years
This unparalleled study is a must for anyone interested in the twentieth century's first global war, the effect of which was so profound that it was arguably the midwife of the modern era; at the very least, it was a conflict which set the stage for World War II and therefore informed the political complexion of the word in which we find ourselves today.
Consisting of three volumes, this is the most comprehensive analysis of the origins of World War I ever written, whose coverage begins with the Congress of Berlin of 1876 and leads up to the assassination of the Austrian archduke Franz Ferdinand.
Luigi Albertini was a distinguished Italian journalist and businessman who, before the World War I, owned and launched the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera. He was active in politics and attended various post-war conferences for Italy. In 1925 Albertini was ejected from the newspaper and forced to sell his shares because of his opposition to Italy's Fascist regime. From 1925 to his death in 1941 he dedicated his energies principally to the writing of this book.