The First World War

The First World War

A Very Short Introduction

Book - 2007
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"This book provides a concise and insightful history of the 'Great War' - from the state of Europe in 1914, to the role of the US, the collapse of Russia, and the eventual surrender of the Central Powers. Examining how and why the war was fought, as well as the historical controversies that still surround the war, Michael Howard also looks at how peace was ultimately made, and describes the potent legacy of resentment left to Germany."--BOOK JACKET
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
ISBN: 9780199205592
Characteristics: 134 p. : ill., maps ; 18 cm


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Dec 16, 2011

A fine introduction to this subject - the First World War - for those of us who know little about it but are curious. Probably one of the best launching pads to further reading.
This was my first look into these 'Very short introductions', which are illustrated, in plain language yet written by experts in the field, and, of course, brief and truly pocket-sized.
They're up there, as a series, with the Penguin Classics, and may well be the best idea the Oxford U Press has had in a long while.
'Glad to see the OPL has invested in this series, as I've now ordered several more.


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