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The First World War
 
 
Author
Hew Strachan.
Publisher Penguin  
Format paperback
ISBN 9780143035183
Pages/Publication Date 364/2005
Daedalus Item Code 49345
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The image of the First World War remains, for many, a cliché of young British lads—many of them budding poets—led to early and ghastly deaths in muddy wastes by incompetent generals for reasons that were seemingly futile. Yet in this remarkably complete one-volume history, front-rank World War I historian Hew Strachan shows this to be only part of the truth. Strachan posits that the war had become a "world war" long before the entry of the United States—indeed, perhaps even more than World War II, it continues to shape the politics and international relations of our world, especially in hot spots like the Middle East and the Balkans—while for those liberal countries struggling to defend their freedom, the war was anything but futile. His book is illustrated throughout with black and white maps and photos, many rarely published, and also includes a surprising section of color photographs, produced with a newly invented color process.

"Quite simply the best short history of the war in print.... Strachan has emerged as the master of us all who write of war in English."—Dennis Showalter

"The breadth and depth of his knowledge ... allowed the author to write with a rigor inspired.... He offers a broad, coherent and convincing vision. The striking period photographs have been chosen with an acuity that reinforces the text. And the prose is so clear that the author's fellow academics may revoke his numerous honors."—Washington Post

 
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