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A Short History Of World War I

Author: James L. Stokesbury
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061763618
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World War I was a bloodletting so vast and unprecedented that for a generation it was known simply as the Great War. Casualty lists reached unimagined proportions as the same ground -- places like Ypres and the Somme -- was fought over again and again. Other major bloody battles remain vivid in memory to this day: Gallipoli and the Battle of Jutland are but two examples. Europe was at war with itself, and the effect on Western civilization was profound, its repercussions felt even today. World War I saw the introduction of modern technology into the military arena: The tank, airplane, machine gun, submarine, and -- most lethal of all -- poison gas, all received their first widespread use. Professor Stokesbury analyzes these technological innovations and the war's complex military campaigns in lucid detail. At the same time he discusses the great political events that unfolded during the war, such as the Russian Revolution and the end of the Hapsburg dynasty, putting the social and political side of the war into the context of modern European history. A Short History of World War I is the first history of this war to be written in twenty years. It incorporates recent research and current thinking about the war in a highly readable and lively style.

History Of World War I

Author: Dennis Cove
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761472315
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A comprehensive reference which details the events, places and participants of World War I.

Technical And Military Imperatives

Author: L Brown
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420050660
Size: 32.58 MB
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Technical and Military Imperatives: A Radar History of World War II is a coherent account of the history of radar in the second World War. Although many books have been written on the early days of radar and its role in the war, this book is by far the most comprehensive, covering ground, air, and sea operations in all theatres of World War II. The author manages to synthesize a vast amount of material in a highly readable, informative, and enjoyable way. Of special interest is extensive new material about the development and use of radar by Germany, Japan, Russia, and Great British. The story is told without undue technical complexity, so that the book is accessible to specialists and nonspecialists alike.

World War I

Author: Tammy M. Proctor
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118951921
Size: 72.52 MB
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"This book provides a short history of World War I. Each chapter answers a central question about the war and its aftermath, and at the conclusion of every section there is a skills exercise for understanding how historians work."--Provided by publisher.

A Companion To World War I

Author: John Horne
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119968704
Size: 32.60 MB
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"A Companion to the First World War" brings together a team of distinguished historians from 10 countries who contribute 38 substantial and thought-provoking chapters. The volume opens with a section on the state of the world before 1914, as it prepared for war without anticipating its true nature, and concludes with an examination of the conflict's military, diplomatic, and cultural legacies. In addition to covering the military history of the war and the individual states involved, contributors explore major themes such as war crimes, occupations, film, and gender. Reflecting the latest historical research, this Companion enriches our understanding of the origins, nature, and impact of what remains one of the most devastating events in modern history.

The Real History Of World War Ii

Author: Alan Axelrod
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1402740905
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Traces the causes of World War II, explores the motivations of important people involved with it, presents the events of the war grouped by the theater in which they took place, and examines its aftermath.