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The First World War

Author: Michael Howard
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Summarizes the events leading up to World War I, such as how the alliance systems came about, the fears of the nations that contracted them, and the special resentments of a German monarch who embodied " archaic militarism, vaulting ambition, and neurotic insecurity." Also explains how the armies got bogged down in trench warfare. Also touches on the war's course in Italy and Eastern Europe.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Howard
ISBN: 0192804456 9780192804457
OCLC Number: 51235181
Notes: Originally published: 2002.
Maps on lining papers.
Description: xix, 154 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Europe in 1914 --
2. The Coming of War --
3. 1914: The Opening Campaigns --
4. 1915: The War Continues --
5. 1916: The War of Attrition --
6. The United States Enters the War --
7. 1917: The Year of Crisis --
8. 1918: The Year of Decision --
9. The Settlement --
Appendices --
I. President Wilson's Fourteen Points --
II. Total War Casualties.
Responsibility: Michael Howard.

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Presents a narrative history, focusing on why the First World War occurred, how it was fought, and why it had the consequences it did. This work examines in turn the state of Europe in 1914 and the  Read more...

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"The best concise introduction to and overview of World War I." "The best concise introduction to and overview of World War I."--Military Heritage"A concise, credible, lucid account of the causes, Read more...

 
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