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The complete idiot's guide to World War I

Author: Alan Axelrod
Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : Alpha Books, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For history buffs, students, and anyone interested in the 20th century, this book reveals why World War I began, explores the "guns of August," describes the horrors of trench warfare and the first uses of poison gas, and explains why the Americans were so slow to enter the war. From the eastern front to the west, from Gallipoli to the Marne, from the Lafayette Escadrillo to Lawrence of Arabia, the book tells the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Axelrod
ISBN: 0028639022 9780028639024
OCLC Number: 48399157
Description: xxvii, 403 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The lamps go out. The great war --
Family affairs --
Blueprints for a bloodletting --
The black hand --
Home before the leaves fall. Battle of the frontiers --
The Marne : massacre and miracle --
The sun sets in the East --
A suicide --
Duel of Doomed empires --
The sick man and Serbia --
A World war --
We are the dead. Deadlock --
A new year and no hope --
The Gallipoli disaster --
The other fronts, 1915 --
"The shall not pass!" --
Italy, the Eastern Front, and elsewhere, 1916 --
Troubled seas and fiery skies. A tale of two fleets --
Winged knights --
Doughboys. "He kept us out of war" --
Allies imperiled --
Over here and over there --
The war beyond the trenches, 1917-1918 --
New blood --
Second Marne --
A million men and more --
Eleventh hour, eleventh day, eleventh month --
Lost generations. The tragedy of Versailles --
Disease, disillusion, and all that jazz.
Other Titles: Idiot's guide to World War I
World War I
Responsibility: by Alan Axelrod.
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For history buffs, students, and anyone interested in the 20th century, this book reveals why World War I began, explores the "guns of August," describes the horrors of trench warfare and the first uses of poison gas, and explains why the Americans were so slow to enter the war. From the eastern front to the west, from Gallipoli to the Marne, from the Lafayette Escadrillo to Lawrence of Arabia, the book tells the whole story of "the war to end all wars."

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