July Countdown to War by Sean McMeekin Basic Books, Describes how a small group of statesmen, in the month after the assassination, might have plotted to start a war which they thought would be short and definitive. Reexamines the causes and lingering effects of the war, drawing on experiences of front-line soldiers, munitions workers, politicians and diplomats, and shows how U.
The First World War by Hew Strachan Penguin, One-volume work of three-volume comprehensive survey of the war on all fronts with detailed background of leaders. Goes from to the Depression. The Great War: A Combat History of the First World War by Peter Hart Oxford University Press, Focuses on decisive engagements, problems of the commanders, strategic strengths and weaknesses, changing weapons and tactics, concentrating on Western and Eastern Fronts but also the war at sea and fighting in Mesopotamia and Palestine.
Meyer Delacorte, Readable one-volume history with background sub-chapters on side issues such as Lawrence of Arabia, the Serbs, the Armenian genocide, war poetry, etc. An investigative history concentrating on prevailing opinion with a focus on the dissenters in Britain, many of whom went to jail, as well as jingoists and intelligence agents.
A military historian, Keegan presents a narrative of the military conflict, assailing the incompetence and ineptitude of the generals. Grant DK, Retells the war from the perspectives of the instigators and losers, of their leaders and the people, and how the war shattered states and left a poisonous legacy of suffering, race hatred and violence.
True-life tale of German espionage in U. Norton, Assesses the political, economic and social impact of the war by examining politics, diplomacy, economics, art and literature. First published in French in , now translated into English, this has been described as a savagely frank, terrifying novel-memoir. Description Vividly portraying confrontation on land, sea, and in the skies, this history book is a brilliant and fascinating portrait of the Great War.
Sumptuously illustrated, this definitive account recounts in striking visual detail the lead-up, development, and course of the First World War. It also includes a directory of memorial sites to visit and the commemoration of the war a hundred years later.
Engaging narrative, detailed maps, historic photographs, and a rich collection of arms, equipment, and artefacts recreate the experience of titanic World War I battles such as Passchendaele, Gallipoli, the Somme, and Verdun, and the trench warfare that left an indelible mark on the collective memory of countries that lost a generation of young men. Review quote As you'd expect from a Dorling Kindersley book, each page is beautifully laid out, with quotes and easy-to-follow fact boxes, and if ever a subject benefited from this treatment it is World War I.
Seller Inventory GRP See all 9. Rg Grant. Recommend Documents. Battle is an indispensable reference to this most fundamental part of the human story.
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