First World War For Dummies

First World War For Dummies

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by Se?n Lang
     
 

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From the Somme to Gallipoli to the home front, First World War For Dummies provides an authoritative, accessible, and engaging introduction to the War to End All Wars. It takes a global perspective of this global conflict, proving insight into the actions and motivations of the participants and how each nation’s story fits into the wider

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From the Somme to Gallipoli to the home front, First World War For Dummies provides an authoritative, accessible, and engaging introduction to the War to End All Wars. It takes a global perspective of this global conflict, proving insight into the actions and motivations of the participants and how each nation’s story fits into the wider one.

Coverage also includes:

  • The origins of the war and a snapshot of what the world looked like at the beginning of the 20th century
  • The battles of Western Europe, and action in the Southern and Eastern Fronts
  • The war at home  — the civilian war, propaganda, opposition, politics, protests, and more 
  • 1918: The German spring offensive, the Allied success and the beginning of the end
  • The Treaty of Versailles, the League of Nations, and the effect on the future

First World War For Dummies is the go-to source for readers seeking to learn more about the fundamental event of the 20th century.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA, April 2015 (Vol. 38, No. 1) - Lucy Schall
This informative, conversational, thorough, and witty user-friendly account describes a world divided between those seeking peace and mercy and those driven by greed and power. Lang, who has written two previous For Dummies books about British and European history, frames the war in its intellectual time with references to art, music, psychiatry, science, and religion. He establishes an excellent historical perspective before embarking on the conflict’s complicated causes, alliances, battles, leaders, and impact into the twenty-first century. Icons highlight questionable events, key figures, conflicting historical opinions, central details, and technological innovation. Domain vocabulary is clearly defined. Additional articles and a timeline are available online. The volume’s organization and cross references allow a read-through or chapter dipping. A glossy mid-book photo section illustrates the text. Part VI enumerates the top ten generals, World War I films, writers and poets, and places to visit. Although few teens will read the entire volume, they can find clear information that inspires and supports school projects. It is a strong collection addition for the general reading population and a wonderful resource that will help teachers connect their students with World War I classic and young adult literature, such as Remarque’s classic All Quiet On The Western Front, Monika Schroder’s My Brother’s Shadow (Farrar Straus Giroux, 2011/Voya online), Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful (Scholastic, 2003/Voya December 2004) and A Medal For Leroy (Macmillan, 2012), Geert Spillebeen’s Kipling’s Choice (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2005/Voya December 2005) and Helen Frost’s Crossing Stones (Farrar Straus Giroux, 2009/Voya October 2009). Reviewer: Lucy Schall; Ages 17 to Adult.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118679999
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/19/2014
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
410
Sales rank:
500,268
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Dr Seán Lang is a Senior Lecturer in History at Anglia Ruskin University and has been teaching history to college and university students for more than three decades. Lang is the author of a number of books on history, including British History For Dummies and European History For Dummies.

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