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World War One av Rupert Colley
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World War One (utgåvan 2012)

av Rupert Colley

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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...… (mer)
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This is a very informative book. It covers the high points of the activities surrounding the "war to end all wars". It gives the reader a good taste of WWI and gives direction for future reading on this fascinating topic. ( )
  Rich_B | Jun 2, 2016 |
This was a nice little book that gave an non-detailed look at the war, who battled who and how it affected the face of Europe - WWI caused the end of 4 dynasties - Germans(Prussian), Hapsburgs (Austria/Hungary), Ottomans (Turkey), and the Romanovs (Russians). It was also the first war that was fought without "chivalry" where innocent women and children were killed without thought and non-military naval vessels were targeted. ( )
  cyderry | Jul 21, 2015 |
A quite adequate overview of the Great War that involved all of Europe and some .of lots of other places. Read while on my first trip to Europe ( )
  ffortsa | Jun 7, 2014 |
World War One: History in an Hour can be read in about an hour as claimed. But how well does it cover its topic? I was left with questions. I had little familiarity with World War I when I started the book, so I probably wouldn't notice many factual errors. However, there were enough spelling and typographical/formatting errors to cause me to question the accuracy of the facts presented in the book. I did find one seemingly factual error. In the section of text discussing the execution of Edith Cavell, Albert Zimmermann is referred to as Alfred Zimmermann. In a search for more information about Edith Cavell, I discovered that the Wikipedia article also refers to him as “Alfred” rather than “Albert”. Draw your own conclusions here.

The text is arranged topically rather than chronologically. Several times I found myself backtracking in the text to figure out what year something happened, since often the dates provided in the text are only the month and day. While this wasn't the brief introduction to the war I had hoped it would be, I do think the topical arrangement may make it a handy reference source for the additional World War I reading in my plans for the year.

17 Jul 2014 ETA: The author correctly identifies Alfred Zimmermann as the German Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs who wrote a defense of Edith Cavell's execution that was published in the New York Times. A response to Zimmermann's defense written by James Montgomery Beck incorrectly identifies him as Albert Zimmermann. The response was reprinted more than once after its initial publication in the New York Times and copies of the reprints appear in a number of library catalogs, as well as in digital repositories. The author very graciously notified me of the error in my review, and he assures me that he does not use Wikipedia as a primary source for his research. I offer a sincere apology for my error. ( )
  cbl_tn | Jan 21, 2014 |
A concise introduction to World War One. Covering the major events and a little of the history and politics behind them. I found it very interesting, it made sense of a lot of the history and war poetry we studied in school - I wish I'd had it then. It took me a good couple of hours to read, but I'm a slow reader. ( )
  eclecticdodo | Nov 21, 2012 |
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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...

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