World War I (Atlas of Conflicts Series)

World War I (Atlas of Conflicts Series)

by Stewart Ross, Various

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Examines the backdrop of rivalry among world powers, the events that immediately preceded the first World War, the effects of the war itself, and its long term consequences. See more details below

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Examines the backdrop of rivalry among world powers, the events that immediately preceded the first World War, the effects of the war itself, and its long term consequences.

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The First World War remains one of the most costly conflicts in human history. In four years European peoples struggled with each other in a way not previously experienced or envisioned on that continent. The First World War also pulled nations from nearly every continent into its violent maelstrom. Ultimately more than ten million people lost their lives in a war that was hopefully labeled at the time as the "War to End All Wars." In Stewart Ross's illustrated World War I this complex net of alliances, provocations, campaigns, and suffering are presented with great care. Ross incorporates a tight narrative to do justice to a wide sweeping conflict in a relative few pages. The author's consistent use of period photographs, illustration, inserted textbox quotations, and cogent maps make the story of the First World War much more approachable to readers. As part of the "Atlas of Conflicts" series this book is designed to provide a reasonable introduction to a major historic event. Stewart Ross accomplishes this goal and does justice to a compelling subject. 2005, World Almanac Library, Ages 12 up.
—Greg M. Romaneck
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 6-10These heavily illustrated titles provide concise examinations of the causes and lasting results of two of the most cataclysmic events of the 20th century. The attractive, well-organized layouts, crisp prose, and informative, captioned archival illustrations, many in full color, contribute to their appeal. In Great Depression, Ross examines the causes of the worldwide economic depression in the 1930s, focusing on the flawed international economic system and the damaged national economies that emerged after World War I. He explains the New York Stock Exchange crash in 1929 and the consequences of the depression, including greater international economic, political, and military cooperation; social democracy; and the emergence of the welfare state. In World War I, the author discusses the sources of tension in Europe as well as events that triggered the war. Some of the consequences discussed are the drawing of a new map of Europe, the rise of new republics, and a flawed peace treaty that helped sow the seeds of a future war. While neither book presents new information, both include seldom-seen illustrations and should appeal to general readers as well as report writers. The Great Depression serves as a companion to Anne Schraff's The Great Depression and the New Deal (Watts, 1990; o.p.), while World War I complements Zachary Kent's World War I (Enslow, 1994).David A. Lindsey, Lakewood High and Middle School Libraries, WA

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Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date:
Atlas of Conflicts Series
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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