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

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  • Posted February 22, 2009

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    A Haunting Read

    Meyer is very good at picking telling anecdotes to illustrate the horror of the conflict. One that stands out is the incident of the French soldiers bleating like sheep as they were forced into another hopeless attack at Verdun. This may not be the final word on WW1 but it is a fine account for the general reader.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2007

    History Buffs will enjoy this book

    I have previously read many books about the First World War. Nevertheless, his book included many interesting stories and anecdotes that I had never read before. Very well written and easy to read. The background chapters on key figures added greatly to the story. History buffs (like myself) will enjoy this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2014

    A page turner...

    Even though the book is non-fiction it is so well written and full of insight that you just keep turning the pages to see what's next even though you know how the story ends.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2006

    Great Book on World War I for the General Public & Students

    I have long been fascinated by World War I but most people today know little about the conflict nor is it well covered in high schools or colleges anymore. One of the problems is that almost every book on World War I assumes the reader knows about World War I and the history of Europe at the time. Unfortunately, today, almost 9 decades since the end of WWI, nearly every veteran and person alive during the war has died and the general knowledge is just not out there for most books on WWI to be easily read by a nonstudent of Great War history. That is why this book is such a great addition to WWI literature. It is written in a very readable style that provides an excellent overview of almost every aspect of the Great War but also provides enough background material of European history that someone who knows very little about WWI will not get lost and will learn a great deal. The WWI specialist will not find any great new insight here, but a general reader who wants to learn more about a neglected period of important history will come away with a great understanding of WWI and how it contributed to WWII and the war on terrorism of today.

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