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World War One / Norman Stone.

By: Stone, Norman, 1941-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Basic Books, 2009Description: xiv, 226 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780465013685; 0465013686.Other title: World War I.Subject(s): World War, 1914-1918Additional physical formats: Online version:: World War One.DDC classification: 940.3
Contents:
Outbreak -- 1914 -- 1915 -- 1916 -- 1917 -- 1918 -- Aftermath.
Summary: World War One began on horseback, with generals employing bayonet charges to gain ground, and ended with attacks resembling the Nazi blitzkriegs. The scale of devastation was unlike anything the world had seen before: Fourteen million combatants died, a further twenty million were wounded, and four empires were destroyed. Even the victors' empires were fatally damaged. An overwhelming disaster from which the world is still recovering, World War One can seem baffling in its complexity. But now Norman Stone has composed a succinct history of the conflict. --from publisher description.
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Originally published: 2007.

"A short history"--Jacket.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-213) and index.

Outbreak -- 1914 -- 1915 -- 1916 -- 1917 -- 1918 -- Aftermath.

World War One began on horseback, with generals employing bayonet charges to gain ground, and ended with attacks resembling the Nazi blitzkriegs. The scale of devastation was unlike anything the world had seen before: Fourteen million combatants died, a further twenty million were wounded, and four empires were destroyed. Even the victors' empires were fatally damaged. An overwhelming disaster from which the world is still recovering, World War One can seem baffling in its complexity. But now Norman Stone has composed a succinct history of the conflict. --from publisher description.

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Library Journal Review

The distinguished Stone (history, Bilken Univ., Ankara, Turkey; The Eastern Front: 1914-1917) has compressed five years of war into admirably terse and effective prose. While full of bons mots, this volume is so compressed that it will probably not be accessible as a primer but could serve as a capstone for advanced study. It should be a part of everyone's World War I collection.-EB (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Norman Stone has taught at universities in Britain and Turkey. He was Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford from 1984 to 1997 and is currently Professor of History at Bilkent University. His books include The Eastern Front 1914-1917 , which won the Wolfson Prize, and Europe Transformed . He lives in Ankara, Istanbul, and Oxford.

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