Table of contents for The pity of war / Niall Ferguson.


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Figures                                               vi
Tables                                               vii
Illustrations                                         ix
Acknowledgements                                      x
Note on the illustrations                            xii
Introduction                                         xix
i. The Myths of Militarism                               I
z. Empires, Ententes and Edwardian Appeasement          31
3. Britain's War of Illusions                           56
4. Arms and Men                                         82
5. Public Finance and National Security                105
6. The Last Days of Mankind: 28 J9 ne-4 August 914    143
7. The August Days: The Myth of War Enthusiasm         174
8. The Press Gang                                      izz
9. Economic Capability: The Advantage Squandered       248
io. Strategy, Tactics and the Net Bocy Count            28z
II. 'Maximum Slaughter at Minimum Expense': War Finance  318
is. The Death Instinct: Why Men Fought                  339.
13. The Captor's Dilemma                                367--
14. How (not) to Pay for the War                        395
Conclusion: Alternatives to Amrageddon              433
Notes                                                463
Bibliography                                         517



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: World War, 1914-1918, Great Britain History 20th century