The First World War was the overwhelming disaster from which everything else in the twentieth century stemmed. Fourteen million combatants died, four empires were destroyed, and even the victors' empires were fatally damaged. World War I took humanity from the nineteenth century forcibly into the twentieth--and then, at Versailles, cast Europe on the path to World War II as well.
In "World War One," Norman Stone, one of the world's greatest historians, has achieved the almost impossible task of writing a terse and witty short history of the war. A captivating, brisk narrative, "World War One" is Stone's masterful effort to make sense of one of the twentieth century's pivotal conflicts.
Military Review "Stone's book is a good overview of the war and worth reading." H-Net Reviews"The narrative has a rich sense of immediacy, accentuated with intimate details, as if Stone knew each figure personally... Throw in a handful of references to poems, films, and novels both contemporary and modern, as Stone does, add dashes of jaunty, scornful judgments, and the result is indeed a literary tour de force. The phrase 'cannot put it down' does indeed come to mind."
For Ages: 18+ years old
For Grades: 7 - 6
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 27th April 2010
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 14.1 x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.24