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The First World War, Hew Strachan

Label
The First World War
Title
The First World War
Statement of responsibility
Hew Strachan
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ninety years have passed since the outbreak of the First World War, yet as military historian Hew Strachan argues in this brilliant and authoritative new book, the legacy of the "war to end all wars" is with us still. A truly global conflict from the start, the war and many of its most decisive battles were fought in or directly affected the Balkans, Africa, and the Ottoman Empire. Even more than the Second World War, the First World War continues to shape the politics and international relations of our world, especially in hot spots such as the Middle East and the Balkans. Strachan has done a masterful job of reexamining the causes, the major campaigns, and the consequences of the First World War, compressing a lifetime of knowledge into a single definitive volume. Written in crisp, compelling prose and enlivened with vivid photographs, many of which have never appeared in print before, and detailed maps, The First World War re-creates this world-altering conflict both on and off the battlefield: the clash of ideologies between the colonial powers at the center of the war, the social and economic unrest that swept Europe both before and after, the military strategies employed with stunning success and tragic failure in the various theaters of war, the terms of peace and why it did not last. Drawing on material culled from many countries, Strachan offers a fresh, clear-sighted perspective on how the war not only redrew the map of the world but also set in motion the most dangerous conflicts of today. Deeply learned and powerfully written, The First World War will stand as a landmark of contemporary history. Ninety years have passed since the outbreak of the First World War, yet as military historian Hew Strachan argues in this brilliant and authoritative new book, the legacy of the "war to end all wars" is still with us. The First World War was a truly global conflict from the start, with many of the most decisive battles fought in or directly affecting the Balkans, Africa, and the Ottoman Empire. Even more than World War II, the First World War continues to shape the politics and international relations of our world, especially in hot spots like the Middle East and the Balkans. Strachan has done a masterful job of reexamining the causes, the major campaigns, and the consequences of the First World War, compressing a lifetime of knowledge into a single definitive volume tailored for the general reader. Written in crisp, compelling prose and enlivened with extraordinarily vivid photographs and detailed maps, The First World War re-creates this world-altering conflict both on and off the battlefield-the clash of ideologies between the colonial powers at the center of the war, the social and economic unrest that swept Europe both before and after, the military strategies employed with stunning success and tragic failure in the various theaters of war, the terms of peace and why it didn't last. Drawing on material culled from many countries, Strachan offers a fresh, clear-sighted perspective on how the war not only redrew the map of the world but also set in motion the most dangerous conflicts of today. Deeply learned and powerfully written, The First World War will stand as a landmark of contemporary history
Summary
A history of the Great War explores the causes and consequences of this global conflict, while tracing its continual reverberations throughout world history almost a century later
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
171321
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D521
LC item number
.S86 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The First World War, Hew Strachan
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [345]-354) and index
Contents
Maps -- Introduction -- To arms -- Under the eagle -- Global war -- Jihad -- Shackled to a corpse -- Breaking the deadlock -- Blockade -- Revolution -- Germany's last gamble -- War without end -- Acknowledgements -- Notes -- Index
Control code
2359833
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 364 p.
Isbn
9780670032952
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003062191
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm53075929
  • (OCoLC)53075929
Label
The First World War, Hew Strachan
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [345]-354) and index
Contents
Maps -- Introduction -- To arms -- Under the eagle -- Global war -- Jihad -- Shackled to a corpse -- Breaking the deadlock -- Blockade -- Revolution -- Germany's last gamble -- War without end -- Acknowledgements -- Notes -- Index
Control code
2359833
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 364 p.
Isbn
9780670032952
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003062191
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm53075929
  • (OCoLC)53075929

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