A History of the Great War: World War One and the International Crisis of the Early Twentieth…

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byEric Dorn Brose

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Known as the "Great War," World War One was one of history's greatest tragedies. It eventually dragged most of Europe and the world into its bloody quagmire, inflicting more than four years of suffering, misery, maiming, and death on the belligerent nations. Ideal for undergraduate andgraduate courses, A History of the Great War: World War One and the International Crisis of the Early Twentieth Century is a brief yet comprehensive study that distinguishes itself from other textbooks in significant ways. Providing broader coverage than most texts, it discusses the phenomenon ofthe war in its chronological entirety. Author Eric Dorn Brose analyzes the forces that generated international tension and made wars more prevalent before 1914; the causes and course of the Great War to 1918; and the violent and problematic aftermath of the struggle to 1926. Rather than focusingexclusively on military developments, Brose also examines the war's underlying causes, its political and diplomatic dimensions, and its myriad consequences.Explicitly global in scope, A History of the Great War offers a more extensive look at the worldwide side of the Great War than existing texts do, including coverage of the campaigns spanning Northeast Africa, Palestine, Mesopotamia, Central Asia, India, and the war at sea. In addition, the authorincorporates and discusses recent groundbreaking research in the "Notes" section of each chapter, so that students can easily access it. The text is also enhanced by maps, photos, and an engaging vignette at the opening of each chapter that serves as an introduction.

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Known as the "Great War," World War One was one of history's greatest tragedies. It eventually dragged most of Europe and the world into its bloody quagmire, inflicting more than four years of suffering, misery, maiming, and death on the belligerent nations. Ideal for undergraduate andgraduate courses, A History of the Great War: World...

Eric Brose is Professor of History at Drexel University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9.25 × 6.5 × 0.68 inPublished:April 4, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195181948

ISBN - 13:9780195181944

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Table of Contents

Part One: Into the Abyss 1871-19141. The Long Descent2. From Peace to WarPart Two: The Abyss 1914-19183. The Opening Campaigns 19144. The Wider War 1914-19155. The Stalemate in Europe 19156. The Wider War 1915-19167. Tipping Points in Europe 1916-19178. War-Weariness and the Question of Peace in Europe 19179. War, Politics, and Diplomacy in the Middle East and Russia 1917-191810. The Last Furious Year of the Great War 1917-1918Part Three: Slowly Out of the Abyss 1918-192611. The Violent Aftermath of the Great War in Europe 1918-192612. The Problematic Legacy of the Great War in the Wider World 1918-192613. Epilogue: Bereavement, Economic Collapse, and the Climate for War

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"Brose's engaging and detailed A History of the Great War captures the complexity of the era. This well-written work utilizes up-to-date research and takes the reader on a journey from pre-war political, economic, and military challenges through the post-war legacy. The chapters on this worldconflict thoroughly explore the ferocity of war and the struggle for peace."--Nancy Gentile Ford, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania