World War One

World War One

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Baker & Taylor
Describes the causes, events, and aftermath of World War One.

Perseus Publishing
An eminent historian distills the War to End All Wars into a concise and brilliant single volume

In 1914, a new kind of war came about, bringing with it a new kind of world. World War One began on horseback, with generals employing bayonet charges to gain ground, and ended with attacks resembling the Nazi blitzkriegs. The scale of devastation was unlike anything the world had seen before: Fourteen million combatants died, a further twenty million were wounded, and four empires were destroyed. Even the victors’ empires were fatally damaged.

An overwhelming disaster from which the world is still recovering, World War One can seem baffling in its complexity. But now Norman Stone, one of world’s greatest military historians, has composed a dazzlingly lucid and succinct history of the conflict. Stone has distilled a lifetime of teaching, arguing, and thinking into this brisk and opinionated account of the fundamental tragedy of the twentieth century.



Blackwell North Amer
The First World War was the overwhelming disaster from which everything else in the twentieth century stemmed. Fourteen million combatants died, a further twenty million were wounded, four empires were destroyed, and even the victors' empires were fatally damaged. The war began on horseback, with generals employing bayonet charges to gain ground, and ended with attacks resembling the Nazi blitzkriegs. What started as a massive grab for imperial riches was quickly transformed into an industrialized bloodbath whose loot proved worthless.
This was a war that created the modern world. The boundaries between nations in Eastern Europe set by the treaty of Brest-Litovsk strikingly resemble those of today. When the war began, medical care was almost primitive, and severely wounded men were likely to perish; by 1918, a mere 1 percent of wounded men died. World War One dragged humanity from the nineteenth century forcibly into the twentieth - and then at Versailles, cast Europe on the path to World War Two as well.
In World War One, Norman Stone has achieved the almost impossible task of writing a brief book on this epic war. A brisk history whose brevity belies its wealth of detail, World War One is Stone's retelling of a complex and pivotal conflict.

Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2009
ISBN: 9780465013685
Branch Call Number: 940.3 STONE
Characteristics: xiv, 226 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: World War I
Notes: "A short history"--Dust jacket
Originally published : 2007

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Apr 05, 2013

If you want to just skim the surface of WWI this is a quick read.

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