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by Trevor Wilson,Robin Prior

Category: Military
Subcategory: History books
Author: Trevor Wilson,Robin Prior
ISBN: 1588341909
ISBN13: 978-1588341907
Language: English
Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Pr; First Edition edition (September 30, 2004)
Pages: 240
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Trevor Wilson is a professor of history at Adelaide University in Australia.

Trevor Wilson is a professor of history at Adelaide University in Australia. Series: Smithsonian History of Warfare. Paperback: 240 pages. Those cautions considered, The First World War is a welcome addition to the literature of the first modern total war. Its ten chapters are more thematic than chronological, lending to a more complete appreciation for aspects of the World War I that are typically left unexamined by other authors. Chapter 1- To Arms explores the policy reasons that compelled the European powers to go to war.

Wars of Empire (Smithsonian History of Warfare). Dr. Robin Prior is with the history department of the Australian Defence Force in Canberra. Strachan is one of the leading scholars of The First World War, if not THE leading scholar

Wars of Empire (Smithsonian History of Warfare). Series: History Of Warfare. Paperback: 224 pages. Publisher: Cassell (May 1, 2002). Strachan is one of the leading scholars of The First World War, if not THE leading scholar. The writing is lively, not dry. But the avalanche of detail, battle upon battle, is oppressive.

The First World War book. Aug 15, 2013 Jbondandrews rated it liked it. This is a complete history of World War I. It is illustrated throughout and incorporates computer-generated cartography to bring the battlefields to life.

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Trevor Wilson is Professor of History at Adelaide University, Australia

Trevor Wilson is Professor of History at Adelaide University, Australia. His huge book The Myriad Faces of War has come to be recognised as one of the most important studies of the First World War ever published He has collaborated frequently with Robin Prior, who teaches in the History Department of the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. Their joint publications include: Passchendaele The Untold Story and Command on the Western Front: The Military Career of General Sir Henry Rawlinson 1914-18.

by Robin Prior, Trevor Wilson. Published September 1, 2006 by Collins History. Created April 29, 2008. Published September 1, 2006 by Collins. Download catalog record: RDF, JSON, OPDS.

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List of World War I books is a bibliography using APA style citations of a selection of books on World War I. Banks, Arthur (2001). A Military Atlas of the First World War. Barnsley: Leo Cooper reprinted by Pen & Sword. ISBN 978-0-85052-791-9

List of World War I books is a bibliography using APA style citations of a selection of books on World War I. ISBN 978-0-85052-791-9. Collins, Ross F. (2007). World War I: Primary Documents on Events from 1914 to 1919. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. ISBN 978-0-31332-082-8. Ellis, Robert, John, and Mike Cox. The World War I Databook: The Essential Facts and Figures for All the Combatants (2002).

Smithsonian History of Warfare. By (author) Senior Lecturer in History Robin Prior, By (author) Professor Trevor Wilson.

World War I created the modern world. By ushering in modern techniques of warfare and redrawing the boundaries of Europe, the war forever changed how wars would be fought and how politics would be conducted. In this concise and authoritative history packed with photographs and specially commissioned battle maps, historians Robin Prior and Trevor Wilson bring back to life this worldwide conflict, its horrific toll, and its significant consequences.
Comments to eBook The First World War (Smithsonian History of Warfare)
Ann
Actions from misunderstandings have plagued and haunted mankind with war since Cain rose up and killed his brother Abel... only the number of victims and methods of killing have changed.

The pictures in the book were not reproduced well. But the book was a great read.
Mall
Hew Strachan is my favorite author on the study of WWI. I have the book plus the documentary film based on his book... both that I treasure.

The film, too, is just excellent. The history, dialogue, seeing these citizens and soldiers living life nearly 100 years ago. One really interesting moment in the film is when it shows a little 14 year-old-boy, his diary with wonderfully drawn pictures of the town and his home. The film then shows those scenes as they look in real life today, still the same.

Amazing pictures. As readable as a novel except this is a painfully true story.

You won't be sorry with either the film or the book.
Kearanny
The only reason I didn't give this five stars is that it includes very little "interpretative" material. It is the one-volume version of an eventual three-volume masterwork. Strachan is one of the leading scholars of The First World War, if not THE leading scholar. The writing is lively, not dry. But the avalanche of detail, battle upon battle, is oppressive. To be fair, this is partly "battle fatigue" on the part of the reader. It's not Strachan's fault (the book is half the length of other WWI histories). But I well imagine one could focus mostly on interpretation, refer to a "timeline," and not get worn down by the weight of this senseless slaughter in the telling of it. I am running a World War One Book Club to commemorate the centennial next year, and after Strachan we all agreed we needed a novel as relief. Having just finished All Quiet on the Western Front (a well-deserved classic, for sure!), I can attest that this subject reduces everyone who gets involved with it to an existential blob. It is truly no.man's.land.
Itiannta
This book brings some new perspectives to a period of history that has been written about. Also, it is the broadest perspective of this war that I have ever read. The ideas initiated at the beginning of this book, that this war led to a lot of the events of the 20th century even to today is a fresh perspective that made the book interesting. The book builds on that premise very well. Some examples that are highlighted: the events of the middle east. One of the chapters uses the term Jihad. The Balkans - the continual consolidation and break up of these countries is a continual source of conflict. And the mixed religions has caused this also. Some other areas are well known - including the Russian revolution and fall of the dynasties. All in all this is an interesting book and well worth the read for any individual interested in history.
Quemal
Excellent readable book. It explains the setting and causes of this war. It explains the impact and limitations of so many strategic and tactical factors. It discusses the develpment of senior staffs to coordinate the massive movements that the railroads afforded. It discusses the power and limitations of artillery when communications are so easily disrupted. These types of background materials make it easier to understand the battle descriptions.
Yggdi
Excellent book! Absolutely riveting!
Berenn
I recently became interested (I'm a history buff) in learning more about WWI, since my knowledge is limited of that time period and conflict. I went on line and researched some books covering that era, and this was one of the books I saw mentioned favorably. I had just finished "The Guns of August" by Pulitzer Prize winner Barbara Tuchman and was hoping for something similar, but "The First World War" didn't quite compare. I thought this book read more like a textbook...I think it would probably fulfill that role well. I was a little disappointed in the maps showing the different campaigns/battles; I thought they were in some cases difficult to read. On the positive side, the use of photos throughout the book added some important context to the story. In general, I thought Strachan did a good job of covering a vast subject in a reasonable amount of space. I would recommend this book to a student who is studying WWI, but it might not be for a casual reader like me.
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