World War I

World War I : A Short History

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For junior/senior-level courses on World War I, Military History, 20th Century Europe.

This text explores in detail-and with unusual clarity-the complexities of the origins, course, and momentous effects of World War I. It focuses not only on the grand scale of the war, but on its everyday realities for the common soldier and the civilian populations on the Western, Eastern and other fronts.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 354 pages
  • 175.3 x 228.6 x 22.9mm | 589.68g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2nd Revised ed.
  • 0130205516
  • 9780130205513

Table of contents

1. Europe Before 1914: The Political, Social, and Economic Setting.

2. The Great Powers and the Growth of Tension.

3. The Explosive Balkans.

4. The July Crisis and the Outbreak of War.

5. Great Expectations: War Plans and the Short War Illusion.

6. 1914: Deadlock on the Western Front.

7. 1914: Deadlock on the Eastern Front.

8. 1915: The Western Front and Gallipoli.

9. 1915: Stalemate in the South, Allied Disaster in the East.

10. 1916: The Hell of Verdun and the Somme.

11. 1916: Attrition in the South and East.

12. The War at Sea and in the Air.

13. War Aims and Total War.

14. Total War and the Home Fronts.

15. The Russian Revolutions.

16. The United States Enters the War.

17. 1917: Crisis for the Allies.

18. The War Outside Europe.

19. 1918: Germany's Last Bid for Victory.

20. 1918: Collapse of the Central Powers.

21. The Postwar Settlement.

22. The Troubled Aftermath.

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