The First World War: Volume I: To Arms [NOOK Book]

Overview

This is the first truly definitive history of the First World War, the war that has done most to shape the twentieth century. The first generation of its historians had access to only a limited range of sources, and their focus was primarily on military events. More recent approaches have embraced cultural, diplomatic, economic, and social history. In Hew Strachan's authoritative and readable history these fresh perspectives are incorporated with the military and strategic
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The First World War: Volume I: To Arms

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Overview

This is the first truly definitive history of the First World War, the war that has done most to shape the twentieth century. The first generation of its historians had access to only a limited range of sources, and their focus was primarily on military events. More recent approaches have embraced cultural, diplomatic, economic, and social history. In Hew Strachan's authoritative and readable history these fresh perspectives are incorporated with the military and strategic
narrative. The result is an account that breaks the bounds of national preoccupations to become both global and comparative.

To Arms, the first of three volumes in this magisterial study, examines not only the causes of the war and its opening clashes on land and sea, but also the ideas that underpinned it, and the motivations of the people who supported it. It provides full and pioneering accounts of the war's finances, of the war in Africa, and of the Central Powers' bid to widen the war outside Europe.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780191608346
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Publication date: 4/26/2001
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 260,364
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Hew Strachan is Professor of Modern History at the University of Glasgow. He is also Director of the Scottish Center for War Studies and Life Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

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Table of Contents

List of Maps Introduction The origins of the war Willingly to war The western front in 1914
The eastern front in 1914
The war in northern waters 1914-15
War in the Pacific The dark continent: colonial conflict in sub-Saharan Africa Turkey's entry Germany's global strategy Financing the war Industrial mobilization Conclusion: The ideas of 1914
Bibliography Index

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  • Posted February 16, 2012

    poor quality ebook

    The book itself, as a work of history, is excellent and very readable. I have to give the *product* 1 star though as the pictures - of which the book, unlike many histories, has many - are of terrible quality in the ebook version. How this gets by quality control is a mystery to me - but for now I suggest you buy the paper version.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 25, 2011

    Recommended for any Scholar or well-read person wanting to know the basics of WWI.

    At times a bit difficult to follow the author's British diction, but all-in-all a good read. The book is packed full of factual accounts which mostly follows the war chronologically. The chapters give much insight to the complex military and diplomatic relationships that were in play at the time that let you understand it was more than just an assassination of Franz Joseph that started the war. Excellent notes and references for further self study if desired.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2012

    Use Caution when buying WW1 Ebooks

    I'm halfway through the book. Although I haven't read Hew Strachen's three part series on WW1, this individual volume seems to be a hurried conglomeration of his other WW1 books. The material is dense and hard to follow at times. Some events are explained in-depth, while others such as the Battle of the Marne are given a couple pages. Although the chapters seem to be arranged in chronological order, each chapter bounces between different theaters of the war, leaving the reader confused.

    It's really hard to simply pick up this book and begin reading where you stopped the day before. It is not in-depth enough for use as a resource for students, and it is too dense for casual reader.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2013

    This was great..anyway we have own different idea..

    This was great..anyway we have own different idea..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2012

    Courtney

    KNEW IT!!! LOL I'M SOOO SMART XD!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2012

    Ezio

    Ma che cazzo

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2012

    To Courtney

    Hoe about Justy? Or Dake???? LOLOL! Its Dusteh

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    Posted December 15, 2012

    Jane

    Ok thx *eats the chocolate* i gtg too

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    Posted December 16, 2012

    Link

    Stands there.

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    Posted December 16, 2012

    victoria

    *walks in and puts her stuff down she puls out three daggers and let go of them and then they start levatating and she forces them into the dummies heart.*

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    Posted December 16, 2012

    Courtney

    Your either Dusty or Jake xD.

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    Posted December 14, 2012

    Percy

    Domino?

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    Carolina to Ken

    What's dat?

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    Posted December 14, 2012

    Morg

    Shutup kenneth. Me too mkay buh bye

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    Posted December 14, 2012

    Jonathan

    Not possble. Gtg

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    Posted December 12, 2012

    Aly

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    Posted December 12, 2012

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    Posted December 15, 2012

    TRAINING ARENA

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