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Fighting the Great War : a global history

Author: Michael S Neiberg
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Despair at Gallipoli. Victory at Vimy Ridge. A European generation lost, an American spirit found. The First World War, the deadly herald of a new era, continues to captivate readers. In this lively  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael S Neiberg
ISBN: 9780674022515 0674022513 9780674016965 0674016963
OCLC Number: 963713613
Notes: Originally published: 2005.
Awards: Nominated for Paul Birdsall Prize 2006
Description: 416 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: A cruel disillusion: the German invasion and the miracle of the Marne --
Loosed like wild beasts: the war in eastern Europe --
The country of death: stalemate on the western front --
Ordered to die: Gallipoli and the eastern fronts --
Gordian knots: American nuetrality and the wars for empire --
Bleeding France white: the agony of Verdun --
A war against civilization: the Chantilly offensives and the Somme --
Driving out the devil: collapse in the east --
Salvation and sacrifice: American entry, Vimy Ridge, and the Chemin des Dames --
A few miles of liquid mud: the battle of Passchendaele --
Not war as we knew it: the U-boat menace and war in Africa --
Jerry's turn: the Ludendorff offensives --
One hundred days to victory: amiens to the Meuse-Argonne.
Responsibility: Michael S. Neiberg.
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The author of this book has written a lucid account of the military aspects of World War I. Based largely on secondary sources, his work takes the reader through the conflict's major campaigns and Read more...

 
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