First World War

ISBN-10: 0199205590
ISBN-13: 9780199205592
Edition: 2007
Authors: Michael Howard
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Description: By the time the First World War ended in 1918, eight million people had died in what had been perhaps the most apocalyptic episode the world had known. This Very Short Introduction provides a concise and insightful history of the 'Great War',  More...

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Book details

List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/9/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 156
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

By the time the First World War ended in 1918, eight million people had died in what had been perhaps the most apocalyptic episode the world had known. This Very Short Introduction provides a concise and insightful history of the 'Great War', focusing on why it happened, how it was fought, and why it had the consequences it did.It examines the state of Europe in 1914 and the outbreak of war; the onset of attrition and crisis; the role of the US; the collapse of Russia; and the weakening and eventual surrender of the Central Powers. Looking at the historical controversies surrounding the causes and conduct of war, Michael Howard also describes how peace was ultimately made, and the potent legacy of resentment left to Germany.

Europe in 1914
The Coming of War
1914: The Opening Campaigns
1915: The War Continues
1916: The War of Attrition
The United States Enters the War
1917: The Year of Crisis
1918: The Year of Decision
The Settlement
President Wilson's Fourteen Points
Total War Casualties
Further Reading

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