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3 edition of A Short History of the First World War found in the catalog.

A Short History of the First World War

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Published by Oneworld Publications in London, UK .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Paginationxv, 239p
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25753056M
ISBN 109781780743646

A Short History of World War I by James L. Stokesbury is a fantastic book. I finished it a few months ago and, in my mind, no other author is able to cover so much of .   The First World War was the overwhelming disaster from which everything else in the twentieth century stemmed. Fourteen million combatants died, four empires were destroyed, and even the victors' empires were fatally damaged. World War I took humanity from the nineteenth century forcibly into the twentieth—and then, at Versailles, cast Europe on the path to World War II as well.3/5(5).

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James L. Stokesbury is the author of A Short History of World War I, A Short History of World War II, A Short History of the Korean War, and A Short History of the American Revolution.

Before his death in he was a professor of history at Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada/5(90). Although Sheffield tries to give a balanced account of the war on all fronts, there is inevitably some greater focus on the Western front and Britain's role in it rather than that of the French or Russians.

Nevertheless, it can be confidently recommended for what it says it is - /5(17). World War One A Short History by Norman Stone is a book over the summary of World War One. There aren't many main characters because everyone had played a key role in this war.

The big conflict in this book was the war over the Axis trying to take more power than the need and the Allies trying to control even amounts of power for every country/5.

Military History of the First World War This is a reading list of non-fiction titles, that cover the Military history of the First World War. It is not meant to cover fiction books, but any serious books on. The First World War was a watershed in world history.

Tragic but far from futile, its origins, events and legacy have roused impassioned debate, creating multiple interpretations and confusion for those encountering the period for the first time. World War I began inafter the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and lasted until During the conflict, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire (the Central.

A photographic history of the first few months of the First World War, looking at just about everything apart from the fighting itself, so covers the pre-war period, the initial mobilisation, propaganda, key personalities ofthe fate of Europe’s many refugees, ending with a look at Christmasby which time it was clear the war.

Ann-Marie Haus is the Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature in the Department of Humanities at Northumbria University. She is the co-editor of The Penguin Book of First World War Stories () and has published articles on First World War writing, modernism and canonization in journals such as Literature and History, Modernist Cultures, a.

T he one good thing about Norman Stone's sequel to his brief history of the first world war is that it is short. This is an age of big books on the war. Stone has been preceded in the past few.

This great war, known as the “war to end all wars,” was fought from 28 July to 11 Novemberso about 4 years and 3 1/2 months. The war was fought between the Allies on one side, consisting of Great Britain, France, and Russia, and the Central Powers on the other side, consisting of Germany and the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

James L. Stokesbury is the author of A Short History of World War I, A Short History of World War II, A Short History of the Korean War, and A Short History of the American Revolution.

Before his death in he was a professor of history at Acadia University in Nova Scotia, : James L Stokesbury. Korte, Barbara and Ann-Marie Einhaus. "Short-Term Memories: The First World War in British Short Stories, –39," Literature & History () 18#1 pp 54– McCartney, Helen B.

"The First World War soldier and his contemporary image in Britain," International Affairs () 90#2 pp –Followed by: Interwar Britain. World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war that lasted from to Contemporaneously described as "the war to end all wars", it led to the mobilisation of more than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, making it one of the largest wars in history.

Date: 28 July – 11 November(4 years. A European Tragedy. The First World War was a tragic and unnecessary conflict. Unnecessary because the train of events that led to its outbreak might have been broken at any point during the five weeks of crisis that preceded the first clash of arms, had prudence or common goodwill found a voice; tragic because the consequences of the first clash ended the lives of ten million human beings.

World War I pitted Germany, Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire against Great Britain, the United States, France, Russia, Italy and Japan. New military technology resulted in unprecedented carnage. First of all, as a standalone book, this is the best, single, short introduction to the whole First World War.

It’s a remarkable piece of concision, where Sir Michael has apparently absorbed all the research about the First World War and then boiled it down to pages, which is remarkable. 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.

A Short History of World War II is essentially a military history, but it reaches from the peace settlements of World War I to the drastically altered postwar world of the late 's.

Lucidly written and eminently readable, it is factual and accurate enough to satisfy professional : HarperCollins Publishers.

'Do we need another history of the First World War. The answer in the case of Norman Stone's short book is, yes - because of its opinionated freshness and the unusual, sharp facts that fly about like shrapnel' Literary Review In a new kind of war, and a new kind of world, came about/5(67).

The idea of rapid victory in a short war is particularly prevalent in Germany, the victor in both the Seven Weeks' War and the Franco-Prussian War. And the German nation is both more hungry for immediate success on the international stage than its rivals, and more nervous about succumbing to.

For me this book was quite a page turner; history at its most accessible for all abilities. In short, I would recommend this book to anyone who has had their appetite whetted by such titles as The First Day on the Somme and is ready to study the war in more detail.“British war aims and German peace feelers during the First World War (December November ),” Historical Journal, Vol.

15, Fischer, Fritz. 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.4/5(5).