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    DescriptionThe acclaimed British historian offers a majestic, single-volume work incorporating all major fronts-domestic, diplomatic, military-for `a stunning achievement of research and storytelling` (`Publishers Weekly`) It was to be the war to end all wars, and it began at 11:15 on the morning of June 28, 1914, in an outpost of the Austro-Hungarian Empire called Sarajevo. It would end officially almost five years later. Unofficially, it has never ended: the horrors we live with today were born in the First World War. It left millions-civilians and soldiers-maimed or dead. And it left us with new technologies of death: tanks, planes, and submarines; reliable rapid-fire machine guns and field artillery; poison gas and chemical warfare. It introduced us to U-boat packs and strategic bombing, to unrestricted war on civilians and mistreatment of prisoners. Most of all, it changed our world. In its wake, empires toppled, monarchies fell, whole populations lost their national identities as political systems, and geographic boundaries were realigned. Instabilities were institutionalized, enmities enshrined. And the social order shifted seismically. Manners, mores, codes of behavior; literature and the arts; education and class distinctions-all underwent a vast sea change. And in all these ways, the twentieth century can be said to have been born on the morning of June 28, 1914. `One of the first books that anyone should read in beginning to try to understand this war and this century.` -`The New York Times Book Review` (cover)

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    First World War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sir Martin Gilbert
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 688
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 649 g
    ISBN 13: 9780805076172
    ISBN 10: 0805076174

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HBWN
    DC21: 940.3
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 431, 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/PREWWI
    DC22: 940.3
    B&T Approval Code: A44095400
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027090, HIS027000
    LC classification: D521 .G57 1996
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHWR5
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    Henry Holt & Company Inc
    Imprint name
    Henry Holt & Company Inc
    Publication date
    14 June 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Sir Martin Gilbert was knighted in 1995 "for services to British history and international relations." Among his many books are "The Righteous "(0-8050-6260-2), "The Holocaust" (0-8050-0348-7), "The Day the War Ended" (0-8050-4735-2), and "Churchill: A Life" (0-8050-2396-8). He lives in London, England.
    Review quote
    `For the general reader who wants to know both what happened (on the field and off) and how it felt for the men who did the fighting, this is the best single-volume history of the First World War that has yet been written.`