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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Winter, J. M.
Great War and the shaping of the 20th century.
New York, N.Y., USA : Penguin Studio, c1996
|All Authors / Contributors:||
J M Winter; Blaine Baggett
|Description:||432 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.|
|Contents:||Contents: Explosion - Stalemate - Total war - Slaughter - Mutiny - Collapse - Hatred and hunger - War without end|
|Responsibility:||Jay Winter and Blaine Baggett.|
presented a history of world war in a new way. The military flow of the conflict - from the invasion of Belgium in the summer of 1914 to the collapse of Germany in the autumn of 1918 - is followed throughout. But these epic events are rendered with fresh insights by the interweaving of the cultural history of the time - the hopes and dreams, the ideas and aspirations, the exhilaration and despair, both of those remote from power and of those who led them. This is a.
journey into the intense personal experiences of people trying to make sense of war on a scale the world had never seen. Like the acclaimed television series that it accompanies, The Great War pays special attention to the troubling aftermath of the war: the emergence of new nations amid old and festering problems; how the victims and survivors dealt with loss and disfigurement, guilt and hatred; and the terrible legacy of brutality that has marked so much of the.