The World War and What Was Behind It: Or the Story of the Map of Europe (Classic Reprint)

The World War and What Was Behind It: Or the Story of the Map of Europe (Classic Reprint)

by L. P. Benezet
     
 

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This little volume is the result of the interest shown by pupils, teachers, and the general public in a series of talks on the causes of the great European war which were given by the author in the fall of 1914. The audiences were widely different in character. They included

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Excerpt from The World War and What Was Behind It: Or the Story of the Map of Europe

This little volume is the result of the interest shown by pupils, teachers, and the general public in a series of talks on the causes of the great European war which were given by the author in the fall of 1914. The audiences were widely different in character. They included pupils of the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades, students in high school and normal school, teachers in the public schools, an association of business men, and a convention of boards of education. In every case, the same sentiment was voiced: "If there were only some book which would give us these facts in simple language and illustrate them by maps and charts as you have done!" After searching the market for a book of this sort without success, the author determined to put the subject of his talks into manuscript form. It has been his aim to write in a style which is well within the comprehension of the children in the upper grades and yet is not too juvenile for adult readers. The book deals with the remarkable sequence of events in Europe which made the great war inevitable. Facts are revealed which, so far as the author knows, have not been published in any history to date; facts which had the strongest possible bearing on the outbreak of the war.

The average American, whether child or adult, has little conception of conditions in Europe. In America all races mix.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781330134498
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/02/2015
Pages:
402
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.82(d)

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