The Pivotal Conflict: A Comprehensive Chronology of the First World War, 1914-1919 by Gerald Herman

The Pivotal Conflict: A Comprehensive Chronology of the First World War, 1914-1919

byGerald Herman

Hardcover | March 1, 1992

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This is the most comprehensive chronology ever provided on the First World War and how it transformed the world politically, economically, socially, technologically, and culturally. Herman outlines the military actions and events of the Great War in chronological order, depicting the various actions of the belligerents in the order in which they entered the war. These military events are then juxtaposed alongside international actions, showing how these events affected formal and informal meetings and treaties. He then goes on to outline domestic events in terms of political, economic, social, cultural, and technological activities. A full index is provided.

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Title:The Pivotal Conflict: A Comprehensive Chronology of the First World War, 1914-1919Format:HardcoverDimensions:824 pages, 11.31 × 8.82 × 1.95 inPublished:March 1, 1992Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313227934

ISBN - 13:9780313227936

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?The Pivotal Conflict, an exhaustive chronology of World War I, views that complex of events as the wellspring of this century's harsh history of war, nationalism, and superpower stalemate. Its daily three-column format commences with the assassination on June 28, 1914, of Archduke Francis Ferdinand and concludes with the signing of the first of the Versailles treaties five years to the day later. Within those three columns covering military, international-diplomatic, and domestic (a relative term not confined to a single nation's internal affairs) events, a hierarchy of letters explained in the introduction organizes entries by front or type of event. The subject index, citing entries by date but not by column, would have been more useful had major subjects (e.g., Palestine, Woodrow Wilson) been subdivided and had headings been subjected to authority control to bring together terms separated alphabetically (e.g., American Jews, Jews, Polish Jews). This provides much more extensive coverage of diplomatic to-and-fro and domestic events in both combatant nations and the isolationist United States than Randal Gray's Chronicle of the First World War (New York: Facts on File, 1990), which, in its cleaner layout, offers more detail about the many efforts to end the war's long military quagmire. Comparison of the two chronologies' coverage of individual days shows considerable overlap in selection of the day's major event and considerable differences among lesser events. This illustrates the breadth and complexity of the world war rather than deficiency in either of these complementary chronologies. The Chronicle is a chronology of the world war, the Pivotal Conflict, a chronology of the worldat war.?-Wilson Library Bulletin