The First World War

The First World War

An Eyewitness History

Book - 1992
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Baker & Taylor
Draws on excerpts from memoirs, speeches, letters, and newspapers to provide firsthand accounts of the First World War

Book News
Provides hundreds of firsthand accounts of the war from memoirs, speeches, letters, and newspapers which illustrate how historical events appeared to those who lived through them. Includes three appendixes of documents, capsule biographies, and maps a bibliography, and 75 b&w photographs. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
It began in 1914 as a skirmish between one major power, Austria-Hungary, and the tiny Balkan state of Serbia. Sparked by the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria, it developed within one year into an all-out military conflict involving Russia, Germany, France, Britain, Japan and Turkey. By 1917 even the United States joined in the fighting. The First World War (1914-1918)--known to many as World War I and the Great War--drastically changed the course of European history and forever shaped the world view of warfare itself.
The First World War, a volume in Facts On File's acclaimed Eyewitness History series, provides hundreds of firsthand accounts of the war--from memoirs, speeches, letters and newspapers, which illustrate how historical events appeared to those who lived through them. Among the eyewitness testimonies included are those of Otto von Bismarck, Marshal Joseph Joffre, Lenin, T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia), Woodrow Wilson and hundreds more.
In addition to the firsthand accounts, each chapter provides an introductory essay and a chronology of events. The book also includes three appendixes--which consist of 56 documents, capsule biographies of more than 200 key figures, and five maps--a bibliography, an index and 75 photographs.

Publisher: New York : Facts on File, 1992.
ISBN: 9780816025527
0816025525
Branch Call Number: Q 940.3 KIR
Characteristics: xiv, 402 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.

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