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The First World War By Michael Howard

The First World War by Michael Howard

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Summary

Presents a narrative history, focusing on why the First World War occurred, how it was fought, and why it had the consequences it did. This work examines in turn the state of Europe in 1914 and the outbreak of war; the onset of attrition in 1915 and the extension of the war; the 'crisis of the war' (1917-18); and more.

The First World War Summary

The First World War by Michael Howard

This book is an insightful narrative history, focusing on why the First World War occurred, how it was fought, and why it had the consequences it did. It examines in turn the state of Europe in 1914 and the outbreak of war; the onset of attrition in 1915 and the extension of the war; the 'crisis of the war' (1917-18), the collapse of Russia and the weakening and eventual surrender of the Central Powers; the making of peace; and the historical controversies surrounding the causes and conduct of war.

The First World War Reviews

"The best concise introduction to and overview of World War I."--Military Heritage
"A concise, credible, lucid account of the causes, battles, politics, and consequences of the Great War. Howard compresses a mass of material, theory, and argument. His ambition, he states, is merely to introduce. But he does far more; he also engages and educates.... Demonstrates with clarity,
craft, and precision that even in scholarship less can be more."--Kirkus Reviews
"Succintly expressive, Howard's style concentrates narrative and interpretation within a few sentences, but a deep historical controversy often lurks behind his conclusion, such as who was responsible for igniting the war....Howard elegantly applies his erudition and judgement to this concise
introduction."--Booklist


"The best concise introduction to and overview of World War I."--Military Heritage
"A concise, credible, lucid account of the causes, battles, politics, and consequences of the Great War. Howard compresses a mass of material, theory, and argument. His ambition, he states, is merely to introduce. But he does far more; he also engages and educates.... Demonstrates with clarity,
craft, and precision that even in scholarship less can be more."--Kirkus Reviews
"Succintly expressive, Howard's style concentrates narrative and interpretation within a few sentences, but a deep historical controversy often lurks behind his conclusion, such as who was responsible for igniting the war....Howard elegantly applies his erudition and judgement to this concise
introduction."--Booklist

"The best concise introduction to and overview of World War I."--Military Heritage
"A concise, credible, lucid account of the causes, battles, politics, and consequences of the Great War. Howard compresses a mass of material, theory, and argument. His ambition, he states, is merely to introduce. But he does far more; he also engages and educates.... Demonstrates with clarity, craft, and precision that even in scholarship less can be more."--Kirkus Reviews
"Succintly expressive, Howard's style concentrates narrative and interpretation within a few sentences, but a deep historical controversy often lurks behind his conclusion, such as who was responsible for igniting the war....Howard elegantly applies his erudition and judgement to this concise introduction."--Booklist


"The best concise introduction to and overview of World War I."--Military Heritage


"A concise, credible, lucid account of the causes, battles, politics, and consequences of the Great War. Howard compresses a mass of material, theory, and argument. His ambition, he states, is merely to introduce. But he does far more; he also engages and educates.... Demonstrates with clarity, craft, and precision that even in scholarship less can be more."--Kirkus Reviews


"Succintly expressive, Howard's style concentrates narrative and interpretation within a few sentences, but a deep historical controversy often lurks behind his conclusion, such as who was responsible for igniting the war....Howard elegantly applies his erudition and judgement to this concise introduction."--Booklist


About Michael Howard


Sir Michael Howard has held the Chair of War Studies at King's College London, the Chichele Chair of History of War, and the Regius Chair of Modern History at Oxford, and the Robert A. Lovett Chair of Military and Naval History at Yale. His works include The Franco-Prussian War, The Causes of Wars, War and the Liberal Conscience, The Lessons of History, and War in European History.

Table of Contents

1. Europe in 1914; 2. The Coming of War; 3. The Campaigns of 1914; 4. 1915: The War Continues; 5. 1916: The War of Attrition; 6. The United States Enters the War; 7. 1917: The Year of Crisis; 8. 1918: The Year of Victory; 9. The Settlement; Annexe A: President Wilson's Fourteen Points

Additional information

GOR011381294
9780192804457
0192804456
The First World War by Michael Howard
Used - Like New
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2003-03-13
144
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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