The First World War created the modern world. A conflict of unparalleled ferocity far beyond its European epicentre, it broke the century of relative ...Show synopsisThe First World War created the modern world. A conflict of unparalleled ferocity far beyond its European epicentre, it broke the century of relative peace and prosperity which we associate with the Victorian era. It unleashed both the demons of the twenieth century - pestilence, military destruction and mass death - and the ideas which continue to shape our world today - modernism in the arts, new approaches to psychology and medicine, and radical ideas about economics and society. An event of this scale and complexity needs a great historian to portray it, and in his new book, John Keegan fulfils a life-long ambition to write the definitive book on the war. It was of course foremost a fascinating new interpretations of the military events. But the war also acted as a formidable engine for social change throughout the world, and this too is brilliantly conveyed in Keegan's fascinating and magisterial work.Hide synopsis
The First World War (Hutchinson Radius) – Hardcover (1998)
Hardcover, Hutchinson Radius 1998
ISBN: 0091801788 ISBN-13: 9780091801786
The battles on land, sea and in the air form the narrative heart of this World War I study, along with new interpretations of the military events and insights into the way the modern world was shaped by what happened between 1914 and 1918.The battles on land, sea and in the air form the narrative heart of this World War I study, along with new interpretations of the military events and insights into the way the modern world was shaped by what happened between 1914 and 1918.Hide
Description:Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All...Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. 500 p.
Description:Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects...Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. 500 p.
Description:Good. Contains some pencil markings. Ships from UK in 48 hours...Good. Contains some pencil markings. Ships from UK in 48 hours or less (usually same day). Your purchase helps support the African Children's Educational Trust (A-CET). Ex-library, so some stamps and wear, but in good overall condition. 100% money back guarantee. We are a world class secondhand bookstore based in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom and specialize in high quality textbooks across an enormous variety of subjects. We aim to provide a vast range of textbooks, rare and collectible books at a great price. Through our work with A-CET we have helped give hundreds of young people in Africa the vital chance to get an education. We provide a 100% money back guarantee and are dedicated to providing our customers with the highest standards of service in the bookselling industry.
Description:8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Good Copy in illustrated card wraps....8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Good Copy in illustrated card wraps. Slight damp discolouring to lower edge of front end papers. Free of inscriptions. Clean text and b/w plates.
Description:9.25" x 6". paperback. xii + 500 pages. some black + white...9.25" x 6". paperback. xii + 500 pages. some black + white photographs. previous owners name sticker inside otherwise a very nice and clean copy. VG.
Description:Acceptable. World War I-General Dustjacket torn and marked....Acceptable. World War I-General Dustjacket torn and marked. Good reading copy. Keegan's account of WWI looks at the war on all fronts, from its political and cultural origins to the bloody conclusion. He assesses the commanders and considers the difficulties and limited options that appeared to those involved, slow communications by telegraph, tactics and strategy made possible by the advances in weapons technology, and war plans based on the logistics of railway networks. UL-XXXXXX. 500pp, illustrations, maps, notes, bibliography, index.
Any book by Keegan, despite harsh criticism from some circles, is superb. He has a style that engages you right from the start despite his upper class....He is British, don't you know..."keep a stiff upper lip" but it just adds to his persona.
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