The European Powers in the First World War: An Encyclopedia [NOOK Book]

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Focuses on a great watershed event

The First World War was one of the great watershed events of the 20th century, not only costing millions of live but also disrupting existing social order, precipitating dramatic changes in the methods of waging warfare, and teaching victors new lessons about the treatment of vanquished foes.

Provides valuable perspective

Now a new reference work helps to put this momentous ...

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The European Powers in the First World War: An Encyclopedia

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Overview

Focuses on a great watershed event

The First World War was one of the great watershed events of the 20th century, not only costing millions of live but also disrupting existing social order, precipitating dramatic changes in the methods of waging warfare, and teaching victors new lessons about the treatment of vanquished foes.

Provides valuable perspective

Now a new reference work helps to put this momentous historical milestone in perspective. Designed as a companion to Garland's The United States in the First World War, this new encyclopedia concentrates on non-U.S. aspects of the conflict. Its more than 600 alphabetically arranged, detailed entries offer information and insights on such topics as the perceived and underlying causes of war, diplomatic efforts to stop the slaughter, the shortsighted and ultimately disastrous peace terms, and a host of other subjects vital to a full understanding of the events. The Encyclopediacovers all major campaigns and battles, surveys weapons and devices of war, and examines the roles played in the events by statesmen, politicians, religious and military leaders, and prominent citizens.

Covers key participants and concerns

Also included are biographies of individuals profoundly affected by the war who played major roles in history, such as De Gaule, Hitler, appraisals of military medicine, infantry tactics, the use of artillery, naval blockades, and other subjects; and surveys of such diverse topics as art, literature, and music in the war, camouflage, censorship, propaganda, the creation of Yugoslavia, the Jewish Legion, codebreaking, women in the war, and much more.

Each entry is followed by a bibliography for pursuing inquires in depth and a subject index provides easy access.

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Designed as a companion to Garland's The United States in the First World War, this alphabetically-arranged encyclopedia provides some 600 detailed entries on such subjects as the causes of the conflict, major battles and campaigns, weapons systems, diplomatic efforts to stop the slaughter, the short- sighted and ultimately disastrous peace terms, and a host of other subjects including art and literature. Also provides essays on each of the countries involved in the conflict and biographies of important figures in the war, as well as some who were affected by it and would later play a crucial role in history, including de Gaulle, Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin. Includes ample references and a subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Zom Zoms
A companion volume to "The United States in the First World War" ["RBB" F 1 96], this volume presents information on the non-U.S. aspects of the conflict. The editor assembled 94 contributors who crafted more than 600 entries that cover such subjects as major battles, terms of peace, weapons systems, military medicine, and infantry tactics. Articles include "Revolution in Hungary"; "Isonzo, Battles of"; "Gallipoli Campaign"; and "Poison Gas". Entries treat literature that grew out of the war, such as "All Quiet on the Western Front", and films and music about the war. The 350 biographies cover such people as T. E. Lawrence ("Lawrence of Arabia" ), Churchill, and Trotsky Each lengthy essay is signed and is followed by a bibliography that includes both English and non-English-language secondary sources. There are cross-references at the end of essays, and an index provides additional access. The index notes tables that give such statistics as artillery numbers, battle cruisers, battleships, casualties, etc. Fourteen black-and-white maps at the beginning of the volume include the Ypres Salient (191418), the Somme, the Battle of Verdun, as well as various fronts Inevitably, there is some duplication here with "The United States in the First World War", but many events that predated America's entry into the war in 1917 are covered in this companion volume. It will provide a solid foundation of information for library reference sections. Small public libraries and high-school collections might opt instead for the less-expensive "World War One Source Book" (Sterling, 1992).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135507015
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/16/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 816
  • File size: 8 MB

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