A Student Encyclopedia
Author: Spencer Tucker,Priscilla Mary Roberts
Alphabetically arranged entries, supplemented with maps and primary documents, provide a complete history of the First World War.
Author: Hew Strachan
Explores the causes and consequences of World War I, both on the front and at home
A Short History
Author: Michael J. Lyons
Publisher: Pearson College Division
"Numerous maps and illustrations also contribute to the reader's understanding of the military campaigns."--Jacket.
Author: James L. Stokesbury
Publisher: Harper Collins
World War I was a bloodletting so vast and unprecedented that for a generation it was known simply as the Great War. Casualty lists reached unimagined proportions as the same ground -- places like Ypres and the Somme -- was fought over again and again. Other major bloody battles remain vivid in memory to this day: Gallipoli and the Battle of Jutland are but two examples. Europe was at war with itself, and the effect on Western civilization was profound, its repercussions felt even today. World War I saw the introduction of modern technology into the military arena: The tank, airplane, machine gun, submarine, and -- most lethal of all -- poison gas, all received their first widespread use. Professor Stokesbury analyzes these technological innovations and the war's complex military campaigns in lucid detail. At the same time he discusses the great political events that unfolded during the war, such as the Russian Revolution and the end of the Hapsburg dynasty, putting the social and political side of the war into the context of modern European history. A Short History of World War I is the first history of this war to be written in twenty years. It incorporates recent research and current thinking about the war in a highly readable and lively style.
Author: Stephen Broadberry,Mark Harrison
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This unique volume offers a definitive new history of European economies at war from 1914 to 1918. It studies how European economies mobilised for war, how existing economic institutions stood up under the strain, how economic development influenced outcomes and how wartime experience influenced post-war economic growth. Leading international experts provide the first systematic comparison of economies at war between 1914 and 1918 based on the best available data for Britain, Germany, France, Russia, the USA, Italy, Turkey, Austria-Hungary and the Netherlands. The editors' overview draws some stark lessons about the role of economic development, the importance of markets and the damage done by nationalism and protectionism. A companion volume to the acclaimed The Economics of World War II, this is a major contribution to our understanding of total war.
Author: Samuel Lyman Atwood Marshall
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The assassination of the archduke of Austria-Hungary in 1914 triggered more than a monstrous war; it set off a revolution so violent that it reshaped the thoughts and affairs of mankind, perhaps for all time. Marshall's book is a clear one-volume history of the "war to end all wars."
Crucible of the Contemporary World : Commentary and Readings
Author: Lily Xiao Hong Lee
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
This anthology contains 16 readings by English-language scholars that deal with military, political, diplomatic, and social aspects of World War II and its consequences for the contemporary world. The readings are grouped around seven major topics and each topic is prefaced with a substantial commentary by Professor Lee that places it in historical context. The readings consist of complete articles or integral chapters rather than abridged selections so that each author's argument can be read in its original form. The authors are: Gerhard L. Weinberg, Akira Ireye, Jan Thomasz Gross, Betram M. Gordon, Michael R. Marrus, Hugh Tinker, Roy Fraser Holland, Lloyd E. Eastman, Roberta Wohlstetter, Williamson Murray, Sheila Fitzpatrick, D'Ann Campbell, Robert M. Hathaway, Melvyn P. Leffler, A.J. Levine, and Lawrence Freedman.
Author: H. P. Willmott
Category: World War, 1914-1918
A dramatic account of 'The Great War' that combines emotive photography with personal accounts which evoke both the futility and the spirit of the Great War. Considering every aspect of the conflict - sea, land and on the home front - this momentous book is a vivid analysis of the causes and forces behind the most destructive and costliest war ever witnessed. A must for any millitary buff.
Author: Michael Howard
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
"Humiliated and bankrupt, utterly disempowered, Germany would never lose the belief that the war had been imposed upon her by the Allies. It would be that sense of injustice that would resonate through the decades to follow - to find final, chilling retribution in the hands of the Third Reich."--BOOK JACKET.
World War I and the American Experience
Author: Robert H. Zieger
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
A detailed account of America's role in World War I follows the foot soldiers across Europe and discusses the political and social impact on the home front.