Almanac of World War I / David F. Burg and L. Edward Purcell.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, 2010Description: 1 online resource (336 p.) : ill., mapsISBN: 9780813127453 (electronic bk.); 0813127459 (electronic bk.); 9780813137711 (electronic bk.); 0813137713 (electronic bk.)Subject(s): World War, 1914-1918 -- Chronology | World War, 1914-1918 -- BiographyAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Almanac of World War IDDC classification: 940.3/02/02 | 940.30202 | 940.4 LOC classification: D522.5 .B87 2010ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
The Prelude to Conflict; 1914; 1915; 1916; 1917; 1918; Aftermath.
"Provides a day-by-day account of the action on all fronts and of the events surrounding the conflict, from the guns of August 1914 to the November 1918 Armistice and its troubled aftermath. Daily entries, topical descriptions, biographical sketches, maps, and illustrations combine to give a ready and succinct account of what was happening in each of the principal theaters of war.
Description based on print version record.
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CHOICE ReviewAmong the WW I chronologies published over the past decade, Burg and Purcell's is unique in the amount of analysis it contains. The main body is a detailed day-by-day account of the war's events, emphasizing the military dimensions but also touching on politics and diplomacy. A chapter is devoted to each year, 1914 through 1918, beginning with a page-long analysis of that year's developments. Daily entries are subdivided by locations (battle sites or cities) where the most important developments occurred. The authors provide considerable analysis of the strategy and tactics of specific battles and include a number of insets, most of which treat various military developments (e.g., trench warfare, the use of poison gas, the role of artillery, communications, command and control, casualties). A biographical section provides brief sketches of the careers of key figures. There is a useful bibliography and a detailed subject index. This almanac has little for specialists on the war's military, diplomatic, and social history, but beginning students and general readers will find it a useful starting point. Recommended for undergraduate and public libraries. W. F. Bell; formerly, University of North Texas
Author notes provided by SyndeticsL. Edward Purcell, a historian, is the author, coauthor, or editor of fourteen books, including "Who Was Who in the American Revolution" & "Encyclopedia of Battles in North America: 1517 to 1916" for Facts on File. He has taught history at several colleges & universities & his journalism has been nationally syndicated. He lives in Lexington, KY.
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