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The Great War

The Great War Author Peter Hart
ISBN-10 9780199976287
Release 2013-04-09
Pages 608
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Named one of the Ten Best Books of 2013 by The Economist World War I altered the landscape of the modern world in every conceivable arena. Millions died; empires collapsed; new ideologies and political movements arose; poison gas, warplanes, tanks, submarines, and other technologies appeared. "Total war" emerged as a grim, mature reality. In The Great War, Peter Hart provides a masterful combat history of this global conflict. Focusing on the decisive engagements, Hart explores the immense challenges faced by the commanders on all sides. He surveys the belligerent nations, analyzing their strengths, weaknesses, and strategic imperatives. Russia, for example, was obsessed with securing an exit from the Black Sea, while France--having lost to Prussia in 1871, before Germany united--constructed a network of defensive alliances, even as it held a grudge over the loss of Alsace-Lorraine. Hart offers deft portraits of the commanders, the prewar plans, and the unexpected obstacles and setbacks that upended the initial operations.

The Great War

The Great War Author Various
ISBN-10 9780763675547
Release 2015-04-14
Pages 304
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Combines evocative photographs and illustrations in a treasury of stories by 11 international writers that were inspired by artifacts connected to World War I. Illustrated by the Kate Greenaway Medal-winning artist of A Monster Calls.

The Great War

The Great War Author John Howard Morrow
ISBN-10 0415204402
Release 2005
Pages 352
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Includes index . bibliography, p. [333] - 347.

Enduring the Great War

Enduring the Great War Author Alexander Watson
ISBN-10 9780521881012
Release 2008-04-17
Pages 288
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This book is an innovative comparative history of how German and British soldiers endured the horror of the First World War. Unlike existing literature, which emphasises the strength of societies or military institutions, this study argues that at the heart of armies' robustness lay natural human resilience. Drawing widely on contemporary letters and diaries of British and German soldiers, psychiatric reports and official documentation, and interpreting these sources with modern psychological research, this unique account provides fresh insights into the soldiers' fears, motivations and coping mechanisms. It explains why the British outlasted their opponents by examining and comparing the motives for fighting, the effectiveness with which armies and societies supported men and the combatants' morale throughout the conflict on both sides. Finally it challenges the consensus on the war's end, arguing that not a 'covert strike' but rather an 'ordered surrender' led by junior officers brought about Germany's defeat in 1918.

A Soldier of the Great War

A Soldier of the Great War Author Mark Helprin
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106018321486
Release 1991
Pages 792
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A Roman student is torn from his carefree life when World War I breaks out, and fifty years later, recounts the triumphs and tragedies of his existence to an illiterate factory worker

Soldiers of the Great War

Soldiers of the Great War    Author William Mitchell Haulsee
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044103244760
Release 1920
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Soldiers of the Great War has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Soldiers of the Great War also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Soldiers of the Great War book for free.

Selling the Great War

Selling the Great War Author Alan Axelrod
ISBN-10 0230619592
Release 2009-03-03
Pages 256
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The riveting, untold story of George Creel and the Committee on Public Information -- the first and only propaganda initiative sanctioned by the U.S. government. When the people of the United States were reluctant to enter World War I, maverick journalist George Creel created a committee at President Woodrow Wilson's request to sway the tide of public opinion. The Committee on Public Information monopolized every medium and avenue of communication with the goal of creating a nation of enthusiastic warriors for democracy. Forging a path that would later be studied and retread by such characters as Adolf Hitler, the Committee revolutionized the techniques of governmental persuasion, changing the course of history. Selling the War is the story of George Creel and the epoch-making agency he built and led. It will tell how he came to build the and how he ran it, using the emerging industries of mass advertising and public relations to convince isolationist Americans to go to war. It was a force whose effects were felt throughout the twentieth century and continue to be felt, perhaps even more strongly, today. In this compelling and original account, Alan Axelrod offers a fascinating portrait of America on the cusp of becoming a world power and how its first and most extensive propaganda machine attained unprecedented results.

POWs and the Great War

POWs and the Great War Author Alon Rachamimov
ISBN-10 9781472578143
Release 2014-03-04
Pages 272
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Joint Winner of Fraenkel Prize for Contemporary History 2001, London. Winner of Talmon Prize, Israel, awarded by the Israeli Academy of Sciences. Although it was one of the most common experiences of combatants in World War I, captivity has received only a marginal place in the collective memory of the Great War and has seemed unimportant compared with the experiences of soldiers on the Western Front. Yet this book, focusing on POWs on the Eastern Front, reveals a different picture of the War and the human misery it produced. During four years of fighting, approximately 8.5 million soldiers were taken captive, of whom nearly 2.8 million were Austro-Hungarians. This book is the first to consider in-depth the experiences of these prisoners during their period of incarceration. How were POWs treated in Russia? What was the relationship between prisoners and their home state? How were concepts of patriotism and loyalty employed and understood? Drawing extensively on original letters and diaries, Rachamimov answers these and other searching questions. In the process, major omissions in previous historiography are addressed. Anyone wishing to have a rounded history of the Great War will find this book fills a major gap.

The Deluge

The Deluge Author Adam Tooze
ISBN-10 9780698176270
Release 2014-11-13
Pages 672
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Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize - History Finalist for the Kirkus Prize - Nonfiction A searing and highly original analysis of the First World War and its anguished aftermath In the depths of the Great War, with millions dead and no imaginable end to the conflict, societies around the world began to buckle. The heart of the financial system shifted from London to New York. The infinite demands for men and matériel reached into countries far from the front. The strain of the war ravaged all economic and political assumptions, bringing unheard-of changes in the social and industrialorder. A century after the outbreak of fighting, Adam Tooze revisits this seismic moment in history, challenging the existing narrative of the war, its peace, and its aftereffects. From the day the United States enters the war in 1917 to the precipice of global financial ruin, Tooze delineates the world remade by American economic and military power. Tracing the ways in which countries came to terms with America’s centrality—including the slide into fascism—The Deluge is a chilling work of great originality that will fundamentally change how we view the legacy of World War I. From the Hardcover edition.

The Great War

The Great War Author Ian F. W. Beckett
ISBN-10 9781317866152
Release 2014-01-14
Pages 856
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The course of events of the Great War has been told many times, spurred by an endless desire to understand 'the war to end all wars'. However, this book moves beyond military narrative to offer a much fuller analysis of of the conflict's strategic, political, economic, social and cultural impact. Starting with the context and origins of the war, including assasination, misunderstanding and differing national war aims, it then covers the treacherous course of the conflict and its social consequences for both soldiers and civilians, for science and technology, for national politics and for pan-European revolution. The war left a long-term legacy for victors and vanquished alike. It created new frontiers, changed the balance of power and influenced the arts, national memory and political thought. The reach of this acount is global, showing how a conflict among European powers came to involve their colonial empires, and embraced Japan, China, the Ottoman Empire, Latin America and the United States.

The Great War 1914 18

The Great War  1914 18 Author Spencer Tucker
ISBN-10 0253211719
Release 1998
Pages 272
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Combines "an examination of principal battles and crucial turning points with a wider discussion of the European and global significance of war."--Cover.

The Remains of Company D

The Remains of Company D Author James Carl Nelson
ISBN-10 9780312650414
Release 2010-09-28
Pages 400
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Traces the author's research into his grandfather's World War I experiences with Company D, an effort that involved personal papers, obscure memoirs, and communications with fellow soldiers and their descendants.

The Great War

The Great War Author William R. Griffiths
ISBN-10 0757001580
Release 2003
Pages 240
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World War I marked the end of the old military order and the beginning of the era of mechanized warfare. This is a thorough examination of the campaigns of the “war to end all wars.” It analyzes the development of military theory and practice from the prewar period of Bismark’s Prussia to the creation of the League of Nations.

The Great War

The Great War Author Mark Holborn
ISBN-10 0385350708
Release 2013
Pages 502
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A pictorial history published to coincide with World War I's 100th anniversary collects striking, evocative black-and-white photographs from Imperial War Museums in London that span its many battlefronts while offering poignant insight into the experiences of its soldiers.

Remembering the Great War

Remembering the Great War Author Ian Andrew Isherwood
ISBN-10 9781786721037
Release 2017-02-28
Pages 256
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The horrors and tragedies of the First World War produced some of the finest literature of the century: including Memoirs of an Infantry Officer; Goodbye to All That; the poetry of Wilfred Owen and Edward Thomas; and the novels of Ford Madox Ford. Collectively detailing every campaign and action, together with the emotions and motives of the men on the ground, these ‘war books’ are the most important set of sources on the Great War that we have. Through looking at the war poems, memoirs and accounts published after the First World War Ian Andrew Isherwood addresses the key issues of wartime historiography - patriotism, cowardice, publishers and their motives, readers and their motives, masculinity and propaganda. He also analyses the culture, society and politics of the world left behind. Remembering the Great War is a valuable and fascinating addition to our knowledge of the experiences of WWI.

Authority Identity and the Social History of the Great War

Authority  Identity and the Social History of the Great War Author Frans Coetzee
ISBN-10 1571810676
Release 1995
Pages 362
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The unprecedented scope and intensity of the First World War has prompted an enormous body of retrospective scholarship. However, efforts to provide a coherent synthesis about the war's impact and significance have remained circumscribed, tending to focus either on the operational outlines of military strategy and tactics or on the cultural legacy of the conflict as transmitted bythe war's most articulate observers. This volume departs from traditional accounts on several scores: by exploring issues barely touched upon in previous works, by deviating from the widespread tendency to treat the experiences of front and homefront isolation, and by employing a thematic treatment that, by considering the construction of authority and identity between 1914 and 1918, illuminates the fundamental question of how individuals, whether in uniform or not, endured the war's intrusion into so many aspects of their public and private lives.

Tales of the Great War

Tales of the Great War Author Sir Henry John Newbolt
ISBN-10 IND:30000007076320
Release 1917
Pages 294
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