Short History of World War I
Students of the Great War will obtain a comprehensive, balanced, and readable overview of the major events and personalities that helped to shape and define the First World War. The author, James L. Stokesbury, explains the many and varied aspects of this great conflict that so profoundly affected Western civilization. He skillfully exposes readers, for example, to the significance of modern technology and how it impacted the military arena in ways that were unprecedented for that time. He provides additional information regarding many of the monumental political movements that were unfolding during this period, while he also explains the practical effects of the Russian Revolution and the end of the Hapsburg dynasty. Readers will come away from this volume with an excellent understanding of just how much the First World War permanently changed both Europe and America politically and culturally. The only illustrations in this book are a few simple black & white maps. This history resource is included within one of the high school level Well Planned Gal curriculum kits. 336 pgs, pb. ~ Mike
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.