A World Undone: The Story of the Great War 1914 to 1918

A World Undone: The Story of the Great War 1914 to 1918

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By (author) G J Meyer

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  • Publisher: Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
  • Format: Paperback | 777 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 211mm x 41mm | 862g
  • Publication date: 15 July 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0553382403
  • ISBN 13: 9780553382402
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: MAPS AND PHOTOS THROUGHOUT
  • Sales rank: 68,794

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The First World War is one of history's greatest tragedies. In this remarkable and intimate account, author G. J. Meyer draws on exhaustive research to bring to life the story of how the Great War reduced Europe's mightiest empires to rubble, killed twenty million people, and cracked the foundations of the world we live in today. The First World War is one of history's greatest tragedies. In this remarkable and intimate account, author G. J. Meyer draws on exhaustive research to bring to life the story of how the Great War reduced Europe's mightiest empires to rubble, killed twenty million people, and cracked the foundations of the world we live in today. "From the Hardcover edition."

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G. J. Meyer is a professional writer whose bylines have appeared in the "New York Times, Los Angeles Times, "the" Boston Globe, Harper's," and many other newspapers and magazines. While working for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, he was awarded a Nieman Fellowship by Harvard University. He is the author of two nonfiction books, "The Memphis Murders, " recipient of an Edgar Award for Nonfiction, and "Executive Blues." Meyer lives in New York City. "From the Hardcover edition."

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By Danny Keenan 18 Aug 2011 5

A wonderfully readable account of the Great War, well-illustrated, with every chapter followed by 'backgrounder' essays that add terrific depth to the terrible narrative unfolding. Careful attention to detail - key personnel, causes, campaigns, and consequences - renders the text always interesting and memorable. One of the best accounts of the Great War available.

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"Accomplished with brio... [Meyer] blends 'foreground, background, and sidelights' to highlight the complex interactions of apparently unconnected events behind the four-year catastrophic war that destroyed a world and defined a century."-- "Publishers Weekly "(starred review)