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World War I

Author: Neil M Heyman
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1997.
Series: Greenwood Press guides to historic events of the twentieth century.
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Designed for secondary school and college student research, this book is a readable analysis and ready-reference guide to the war. An introductory essay presents a lucid overview of the main features of the conflict. Five essays analyze crucial aspects of the war, from the battlefield to the homefront, and a concluding essay assesses the consequences of the war from a contemporary perspective. Ready-reference  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil M Heyman
ISBN: 0313298807 9780313298806
OCLC Number: 36292837
Description: xxiii, 257 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Chronology of events --
World War I explained: Overview of the war --
Anatomy of catastrophe, Somme and Chemin des Dames --
Anatomy of success, the war against the submarine --
The United States in World War I --
The home front --
War and the collapse of the old order: Russia and Austria-Hungary --
Consequences of the war, a contemporary perspective --
Biographies: the personalities behind the war --
Primary documents of the war --
Glossary of selected terms --
Annotated bibliography.
Series Title: Greenwood Press guides to historic events of the twentieth century.
Other Titles: World War One
World War 1
Responsibility: Neil M. Heyman.

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Designed for secondary school and college student research, this book is a readable analysis and ready-reference guide to the war. An introductory essay presents a lucid overview of the main features of the conflict. Five essays analyze crucial aspects of the war, from the battlefield to the homefront, and a concluding essay assesses the consequences of the war from a contemporary perspective. Ready-reference features include: a chronology of events; lengthy biographical profiles of twenty-one major figures, stressing their role in the war's origins, conduct, or outcome; the text of fifteen key primary documents such as diaries, memoirs, and newspaper editorials; a glossary of selected terms; and an extensively annotated bibliography of recommended further reading and major documentary and feature films made about the war.

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