World War One: History in an Hour [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 ...
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World War One: History in an Hour

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Overview

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…
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007485154
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/29/2012
  • Series: History in an Hour
  • Sold by: Harper Collins UK
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: ePub edition
  • Pages: 60
  • Sales rank: 21,129
  • 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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  • Posted September 14, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    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.

    12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 8, 2012

    Good but to brief.

    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.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 26, 2012

    Not bad. I profess to be an amateur historian as I have no degr

    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.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2012

    GREAT!

    Interesting book on World War 1. I'm at 9 year old. I dont have a account. I am using my moms. Anyways, I love the book. I will probably get to skip grades and be the best doctor ever! Thank you so much for writing this. Thank you and thank you. P.S. is there a World War 3? Or are we doing it now? I feel like I am dumb now..

    7 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2012

    It's worth an hour

    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 1, 2013

    Concept

    Interesting Concept. I found it very informative for such a short read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2012

    A well written quick summary of WWI

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2013

    Brief history

    A brief history of the war.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 4, 2013

    I really enjoyed this. I love history and I love to read, but I'

    I really enjoyed this. I love history and I love to read, but I'm a single mom of 2 little kids and don't get as much time to myself as I would like. This was a great way to read something I truly love learning more about with out feeling overwhelmed. I find myself educated about the basics I had never learned (or had forgotten) and plan on reading more about the subject. I also plan on purchasing more from the History in an Hour series. 

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 14, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    I liked it. It's exactly what it says it is; a short overview of

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2013

    boring

    Boring

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2013

    Nice book worth the hour

    It was a good book and i read it in about 1and a half hours

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2013

    Is it like a journal or just history?

    I havent read it but to reccomend a good book would be, World War Z

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2013

    I like wars of history:)

    Wars are so cool im going to the army when i grow up

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2012

    World war

    Koo

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 10, 2012

    highly recommended

    great I want to get more history in a hour boos I love history

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2012

    War Clan-Leaders den

    Vietnamesestars den.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted November 9, 2012

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