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Campaigns of World War I


From the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand to the Treaty of Versailles, this book gives an overview of the war. The causes of the war are discussed, as well as key battles on land, air, and sea.

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From the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand to the Treaty of Versailles, this book gives an overview of the war. The causes of the war are discussed, as well as key battles on land, air, and sea.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 5–8—Most of the sections in these books ask and answer a question about some aspect of World War I. The short chapters are paired with large period photos, effective maps, and "In Their Own Words" primary-source excerpts. Campaigns is the weakest of the group, mostly because of the difficulty of adequately explaining the complex origins and outbreak of the war in the available space. The other titles, which all have more limited scopes, are more successful. While the question-and-answer format is effective for providing introductory facts, much of this material has been so widely covered in extant sets, such Raintree's "The World Wars" for this age group and Lucent's "American War Library" for slightly older readers, that these books will be supplemental purchases for most libraries.
Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
World War I, or the Great War as it was often referred to at the time, was one of the most costly conflicts in human history. Spawned by a combination of rampant nationalism, a complex international alliance system, imperial discord, and a general rise of militarism, World War I claimed more than ten million human lives. The war also spawned one of the most horrific pandemics shortly after its conclusion in the form of a global outbreak of Spanish Influenza, which claimed a further twenty-five million lives. Yet, amazing though it may seem, one of the primary end results of the war was the creation of so much residual hatred that within twenty years an even more destructive world war occurred. In this title from the illustrated “Remembering World War I” series Hunter traces the major military campaigns that helped shape the final results of this destructive conflict. Hunter touches upon battles such as Verdun, The Somme, Ypres, Gallipoli, and Passchendaele in a concise yet informative manner. Several text box insertions containing quotations from wartime participants help to elucidate the content. Hunter also includes periodic mini-biographies of individuals cited in the text as well as surprising facts that will engage readers. This combination results in a useful book that will help readers better understand how so many nations stumbled into a conflict that killed and maimed millions of people. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck; Ages 10 to 14.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432980863
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 7/1/2013
  • Series: Remembering World War I Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 713,214
  • Lexile: 1040L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Nick Hunter has written more than 30 books for young people. He has a degree in Modern History and specializes in writing about history and social studies. Nick enjoys all aspects of pop culture, particularly music from the 1950s to the present day. Before becoming an author, Nick worked in educational publishing for many years. He lives in Oxford, UK with his wife and two sons.
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