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World War I

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ISBN-10: 0028639022

ISBN-13: 9780028639024

Edition: 2000

Authors: Alan Axelrod

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From the eastern to the western front, this guide tells the story of the war from start to end, revealing why the war started, describing the horrors of trench warfare and the new ways we found to kill each other including poison gas.
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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/12/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Alan Axelrod was born on August 25, 1952, in New York. He was educated at Northeastern Illinois University and University of Iowa. He is a leading writer about American history, and is the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to American History. In his books, Axelrod presents the facts, details, and faces that have helped shape the history of the United States. Axelrod has served as a consultant to several museums and institutions. He has received numerous honors, including a National Cowboy Hall of Fame Award in 1991.

The Lamps Go Out
The Great War
How Did It Start?
Wants and Needs
A Wrong Turn
A Tangled Web
Red Pants and Spiked Helmets
Summer of Six Million
Big Plans
The Last Man on the Right
Race to the Sea
Trenches and Graves
No Man's Land
Western Front
Eastern Front
The New War
The Russians Leave
The Americans Arrive
Requiem at Versailles
The Long Truce
Family Affairs
A Historian Remembers a Funeral
The Old World
Twilight of the Kings
Secrets and Lies
Bismarck's Diplomacy
The Entente
The World as a Trap
A Set of Wars
Seven Weeks in 1866
The Shame of Sedan
Rising Sun
Balkan Tragedies
Nations and Tribes
Blueprints for a Bloodletting
European Balance Sheet
Allied Advantages
A Matter of Self-Sufficiency
Haber's Miracle
Nations at Arms, 1914
France Versus Germany
British Volunteers
The Russian "Steamroller"
The Dual Empire
Deadly Innovations
The Machine Gun
The New Artillery
The Dreadnoughts
Spoiling for War
French Elan: Plan XVII
German Speed: The Schlieffen Plan
Austro-Hungarian Flexibility: Plan B
And the Russian Alphabet
The Black Hand
Union or Death
The Assassins
A Sick Boy
The Archduke and His Lady
A Blind Alley in Sarajevo
June 28, 1914, 11:15 A.M.
Crime and Punishment
Austro-Hungarian "Diplomacy"
The Kaiser's Pledge
Ultimatum and Response
The Kaiser Comes Home to a War
First Mobilizations
In Lockstep to Armageddon
Home Before the Leaves Fall
Battle of the Frontiers
"The Guns of August"
Across the Belgian Threshold
An Orgy of Declarations
Italy Avoids War--For Now
Treaty of London
Like an Unexpected Holiday
Bottleneck at Liege
Big Bertha and the Zeppelin
Papa Joffre's Decision
The Great Wheel
The Schlieffen Plan in Motion
Lorraine Erupts
Offensive in the Ardennes
Sambre and Mons
"Hardly Satisfactory"
The Marne: Massacre and Miracle
The Fortified Camp of Paris
Moltke's Unsure Hand
British Peril
Kluck Takes a Turn
The Front Is Paris
Kitchener Intervenes
Taxis to the Marne
The German Advance Falters
Counterattack on the Marne
Battle of the Ourcq
Paris Saved
Victory--of Sorts
The End of Moltke
Trenches on the Aisne
From the First 30 Days to the Next 5 Years
The Sun Sets in the East
The Myth of the Russian Steamroller
When Numbers Lie
Lessons of the Russo-Japanese War
The Czar's Problems
Strategy for the Eastern Front
What the Germans Counted On
What Austria-Hungary Feared
What the Russians Hoped For
What the French Demanded
A Divided Army
Against East Prussia
Encounter at Stalluponen
Triumph and Failure at Gumbinnen
Against Austria
The New Commander
A Suicide
Prelude to a Russian Tragedy
The Generals Decide
The Russian Position, August 26, 1914
The German Guns Speak
Flight and Pursuit
The Russian Center Resists
The End of Samsonov
Defeat at the Masurian Lakes
Duel of Doomed Empires
Austrian Priorities
A New Army Materializes
Guessing the Russian Game
The Austro-German Advance Stalls
Battle at Lodz
New Orders from the Kaiser
Carpathian Snows
The Winter Battle
A New Weapon
Second Battle of the Masurian Lakes
A Breakthrough
The Long Retreat
A New Eastern Front, a New Commander
The Sick Man and Serbia
The Turkish Connection
Young Turks
The Flight of the Goeben and the Breslau
Turkey's "Declaration"
Action in the Caucasus
Serbia Resists
Bulgaria Joins Austria and Germany
The Western Allies Far from Home
Doom and Defeat of Serbia
The Greek Situation
A World War
Sea Power
British Objectives
German Strategy
Battle at Helgoland Bight
The U-Boat War Begins
High Seas Fleet Breakout
The Battle of Dogger Bank
The East Asiatic Squadron
German Disaster at the Falklands
Lusitania Lost!
Empires Far Flung
The Conquest of Togoland
War Comes to the Cameroons
Theater: South Africa
German China and the German Pacific
Enter Japan
North Pacific Battles
Allied Triumphs in the South Pacific
The German Genius of East Africa
Lettow-Vorbeck Takes the Offensive
The Smuts Offensive
A Fight Beyond the Finish
We Are the Dead
The Technology of Stalemate
The German Edge
A Change of Uniform
Machine Guns
Enter the Tank
The New German Strategy
Allied Arguments
Trench Life
Poison Gas
A Yellow-Green Cloud at Ypres
Masks On!
New Poisons
A New Year and No Hope
A Crisis of Priorities
500 Yards for 50,000 Men
The Battle of Champagne
An Experiment at Neuve Chapelle
Fire from the Sky
Woevre and Ypres
Allied Offensives
Vimy Ridge
Artois and Champagne
A Changing of the Guard
The Gallipoli Disaster
To Break the Deadlock
Target: Dardanelles
Allied Naval Assault
Hasty Muster
First Landings
Under Fire
Blunders and Bloodshed
Heads Roll
Second Landing
Final Failure
Russia, Hanging
The Other Fronts, 1915
Enter Italy
End of the Triple Alliance
The Italian Army
A Dream of Vienna
The First Battles of Isonzo
Death in the Caucasus
Kara Killisse
Van Falls
... And Is Retaken
The Holy Land and Mesopotamia
Thrust Against the Canal
Rocking the Cradle of Civilization
And Persia
"They Shall Not Pass!"
Falkenhayn Writes to the Kaiser
To Bleed France White
Target: Verdun
Failure at Fort Douaumont
"Ils Ne Passeront Pas!"
Petain's Courage
The "Sacred Way"
Wave Upon Wave
Fall of Fort Vaux
The French Attack
Offensive on the Somme
Italy, the Eastern Front, and Elsewhere, 1916
More Battles on the Isonzo
An Italian Appeal
The Brusilov Offensive
Austrian Rout
Romania's Entry
In the Bird Cage
Attack and Counterattack
Operations in Albania
Action on the Turkish Fronts
Sinai Bridgehead
The Arab Revolt
Battle of Rumani
In Mesopotamia
The Caucasus: Russia's Winter Offensive
The Caucasus: Turkey Counterattacks
Troubled Seas and Fiery Skies
A Tale of Two Fleets
The Enemy Below
A German Proclamation
A Pledge and Secret Orders
The Jutland Opportunity
The Stakes
German High Seas Fleet
British Grand Fleet
"Engage the Enemy Closer"
Flagships Fall
The "Death Ride"
Jutland: Darkness Falls
Keeping Score
End of an Era
High Seas Coda
Winged Knights
The Air War: First Phase
Strategic Bombing
From Revolver to Machine Gun
Coffins with Wings and Props
Fighter Tactics
The Aces
Lafayette Escadrille
Ground Attack
"He Kept Us Out of War"
Staying Neutral
The Lusitania Strain
Early United States Mediation Efforts
Renewed Mediation Attempts
Peace Without Victory
America Drifts Toward War
Preparedness Movement
The Zimmermann Telegram
"Safe for Democracy"
Applause for a Message of Death
Allies Imperiled
Despair on the Western Front
Shake-Up in British Government
Papa Joffre Loses Command
The Verdun Formula
Ludendorff's Move
Crystallizing a Defensive Strategy
The Hindenburg Line
Battle of Arras and the Nivelle Offensive
The French Mutinies
Flanders Fields
Battle of Messines
A Separate Peace
The Revolution of 1917
A Second Brusilov Offensive
Offensive at Riga
The Bolshevik Revolution
The Treaties of Brest-Litovsk
Over Here and Over There
American Resources
An Arsenal of Democracy
Citizens to Soldiers
Patriots and Slackers
Wilson Hires an Ad Man
The Propaganda War
The Liberty Loans
From Sauerkraut to Liberty Cabbage
The Yanks Are Coming!
Black Jack Pershing and the AEF
Sims and the Navy
"Lafayette, We Are Here"
Pershing's First Fight
The War Beyond the Trenches, 1917-1918
The Italian Front
Isonzo Continues
"Hutier Tactics"
Italian Disaster
Battle of the Piave
Italy's Counteroffensive
Balkan Stalemate
Allies at Cross Purposes
Crossing the Danube
On the Turkish Fronts
Palestine and Syria
Lawrence of Arabia
Holy Land Ending
Mesopotamian Campaign
New Blood
The Buildup
Wilson Makes Fourteen Points
The German Offensives
Somme Offensive
The Bombing of Paris
Lys Offensive
"Backs to the Wall"
Aisne Offensive
Americans in Action
Saving Cantigny
Belleau Wood
Two More German Offensives
The German Deserters
Noyon-Montdidier: The Franco-American Response
Second Marne
Turning Point: The Second Battle of the Marne
The Rock of the Marne
Foch Versus Petain
The Allies Strike Back
The Yanks Weigh In
Ludendorff Withdraws
Amiens Offensive
A "Black Day" for the German Army
"The War Must Be Ended"
A Million Men and More
Against the St.-Mihiel Salient
American Eagles
Billy Mitchell
Eddie Rickenbacker
Meuse-Argonne Offensive
The Lost Battalion
An American Hero: Sergeant York
Argonne Under Control
Eleventh Hour, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Month
Storming the Hindenburg Line
The Flanders Offensive
Advance to the Sambre and the Scheldt
The Germans Fold
A Message from Prince Max
End of a Dictator
A German Revolution
A Railway Coach at Compiegne
The Long Talk
Darkness Before Dawn
All Quiet
Butcher's Bill
Lost Generations
The Tragedy of Versailles
After the Armistice
German Evacuation
The End of the High Seas Fleet
Allies in the Rhineland
Hall of Mirrors
Woodrow Wilson in Europe
The Big Four
War to End All War
Fatal Terms
The Promise of the League
American Betrayal
Wilson's Forlorn Hope
"Not for Us"
Finale--or Act I?
Disease, Disillusion, and All That Jazz
The Plague of War
First Cases
"Return to Normalcy"
The New Isolationism
How Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm?
Going Dry
The Jazz Age
New Music
Opting Out
The Lost Generation and a World Remade
Who Was Who in World War I
Words of War
Further Reading