World War I

World War I

by Peter I. Bosco
     
 

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A century of material progress and growing prosperity led the nations of western Europe to believe that they were in the vanguard of a new and peaceful world order. But their economic rivalries, backed by growing military establishments, finally degenerated to an extreme level of barbarity. World War I rocked the political balance of Europe, interrupted its

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A century of material progress and growing prosperity led the nations of western Europe to believe that they were in the vanguard of a new and peaceful world order. But their economic rivalries, backed by growing military establishments, finally degenerated to an extreme level of barbarity. World War I rocked the political balance of Europe, interrupted its economic growth, and decimated a generation of its youth. It began the disintegration of the colonial system that had seemed so permanent in 1914. It also launched communism as a world force. World War I, Revised Edition provides a concise, highly readable portrait of this great conflict, with an emphasis on the critical role played in it by the United States.

Chelsea House is proud to announce the updating and revision of its critically acclaimed America at War series. Features of this revised edition include the addition of color images and maps throughout, as well as extra sidebars and a new chapter on weapons and tactics used in the conduct of each war.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 8-12-- An adequate, but not very interesting, history of the conflict and America's involvement in it. It is clear and well organized, covering both military and political history in chronological order. Isserman is objective about the war, showing readers how and why the U. S. became increasingly entangled in a situation it would not and eventually could not win. His assessments of both of the war-time Vietnamese governments and the unified postwar government are fair, as are those of the long-term effects of the loss on the United States. Black-and-white photographs and maps are of average quality.The book does not have the detail, emotion, or outstanding writing found in Marrin's America and Vietnam (Viking, 1992), which is a fascinating look at the war and its lasting legacy for both countries. As an addition sources for reports, Isserman's book is a far better choice than Barr's The Vietnam War (Lucent, 1991). --Mary Mueller, Rolla Junior High School, MO

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816081882
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/2010
Series:
America at War Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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