World War One: History in an Hour

World War One: History in an Hour

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by Rupert Colley
     
 
Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.The ‘Great War’, from July 1914 to November 1918, was without parallel. It brought to an end four dynasties, ignited revolution, and forged new nations. It introduced killing on an unprecedented scale, costing an estimated nine million lives. It was the war that destroyed any notion of romance or

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Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.The ‘Great War’, from July 1914 to November 1918, was without parallel. It brought to an end four dynasties, ignited revolution, and forged new nations. It introduced killing on an unprecedented scale, costing an estimated nine million lives. It was the war that destroyed any notion of romance or chivalry in battle; it pulled in combatants from nations across the globe and shattered them, body and mind.The War involved all of the world’s great powers – the Central Powers, dominated by Germany and Austria-Hungary; the Triple Entente, lead by Britain, France and Russia; and America. World War One: History in an Hour explains the unprecedented battles on land, sea and in the air and describes the Home Front, espionage, and the politics behind them. This, for the first time in history, was ‘total war’.Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour…

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007485154
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/29/2012
Series:
History in an Hour
Sold by:
HarperCollins Publishers
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
60
Sales rank:
166,276
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Rupert Colley was a librarian in Enfield for 22 years until September 2011. A history graduate, he launched the original History In An Hour in 2009 with a website, blog and ‘World War Two In An Hour’ as an iPhone app. He then expanded it to Kindle, iBooks and into the USA with a series of titles, and enlisted new writers by encouraging guest bloggers on the website. History In An Hour was acquired by HarperCollins in 2011.

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World War One: History in an Hour 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
SteveBjork More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic introduction to World War I. But know what it is: a quick, easy read that contains a cursory explanation of the causes for the war and details all the major players, battles and the Armistice. With this under your belt, you'll know whether you want to dive deeper into the subject. Additionally, if interested in World War II, this provides a quick background for the climate that led to the rise of Hitler and the Third Reich.
patsy32 More than 1 year ago
It is well written but to brief for a complicated period in history.The book is still of great value for those who have no knowledge of this time which still impacts our lives today.
Dawson59 More than 1 year ago
Not bad. I profess to be an amateur historian as I have no degrees to back-up the vast readings I've done on WWII and a small part to WWI. So, I'm always looking for something new and interesting. Sadly this one missed the mark. It does cover WWI in less than an hour and that is the problem. The reader is introduced to the facts and only the facts, yet the author fails to make any mention of the American Expedition in Russia. Yes, American troops were attempting to bring down Lenin and the new Communist government. I did like the introduction on what triggered WWI. That was good, but from that moment on, it left me flat. There is no definitive time line which could easily thwart new readers from garnering any interest in the "War to End all Wars." I did enjoy the Appendix where the reader is truly introduced to the main players and their interesting backgrounds. Well done. I believe if a more structured time line was implemented it would be easier to digest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good, quick overview to a conflict most Americans tend to ignore. I would have given it four stars if there were a bibliography, or a source for further reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book helped cement the main events and purposes behind WWI in my head much better than my history class has been doing. Very much worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good overview of the war. No in depth analysis but a good start for someone with little knowledg of world war one
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kamas716 More than 1 year ago
I liked it. It's exactly what it says it is; a short overview of the major events and players of WWI. It's a good primer for someone who just wants to familiarize themselves with the basics before diving into something more in-depth or something set during that time period. I'm curious to see what some of the others in the series are like. The eBook was formatted well with only one noticeable spelling error.
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bikerman More than 1 year ago
Interesting Concept. I found it very informative for such a short read.
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