The First World War

The First World War

A Concise Global History

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
Presents an international review of World War I, with a focus on the impact of technological advances and the environment on the war's course, and the lessons learned about the importance of each aspect after the war.

Book News
In a narrative account of the 1914-18 war for college students and general readers, Storey (history, Millsaps College) takes a global perspective that highlights environmental and technological factors into account in order to clarify the social and political history of the war. He considers such aspects as empires and high tide and low tide, the naval arms race, the war in eastern and southern Europe 1914-15, war in the Middle East 1914-16, the big offensives of 1916, domestic politics in wartime, Wilson's plan for peace, the western front in 1918, the impacts of war, and the peace settlements. He supplies eight general maps, but recommends one of the many atlases of the war that are available. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Rowman and Littllefield
In a compact but comprehensive and clear narrative, this book explores the First World War from a genuinely global perspective. Putting a human face on the war, William Kelleher Storey brings to life individual decisions and experiences as well as environmental and technological factors such as food, geography, manpower, and weapons. Without neglecting traditional themes, the author's deft interweaving of the role of environment and technology enriches our understanding of the social, political, and military history of the war, not only in Europe, but throughout the world.

Publisher: Lanham, Md. ; Toronto : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2009
ISBN: 9780742541450
Branch Call Number: 940.3 STO
Characteristics: xii, 193 p. :,maps ;,24 cm.


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