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10 books about World War 1
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A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918 by G. J. Meyer
This book was published 14 years ago by Bantam and takes approximately 27.2 hours to read.
A narrative of the First World War examines the brutal conflict that transformed the face of Europe, paved the way for the Soviet Union and Hitler, and had long lasting repercussions.
The Guns of August: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Classic About the Outbreak of World War I by Barbara W. Tuchman
Category: Historical Study & Educational Resources
This book was published 17 years ago by Presidio Press and takes approximately 21.3 hours to read.
A definitive Pulitzer Prize-winning recreation of the powderkeg that was Europe during the crucial first thirty days of World War I traces the actions of statesmen and patriots alike in Berlin, London, St. Petersburg, and Paris. Reprint.
The First World War: A Complete History by Martin Gilbert
Category: State & Local
This book was published 17 years ago by Holt Paperbacks and takes approximately 22.9 hours to read.
Recounts the course of World War I, the enormity of its cost, the advances it brought in technology, and its effect on European society.
The Great War: A Combat History of the First World War by Peter Hart
This book was published 6 years ago by Oxford University Press and takes approximately 18.1 hours to read.
Focusing on the decisive engagements of World War I, the author explores the immense challenges faced by the commanders on all sides, looking at the changing weapons and tactics and offering his own assessment on what brought about the war's outcome.
The World War 1 Trivia Book: Interesting Stories and Random Facts from the First World War (Trivia War Books) by Bill O'Neill
This book was published 2 years ago by Independently published and takes approximately 6.3 hours to read.
Welcome to World War I, formerly known as the "Great War," where men fought and died in trenches and did whatever they could to avoid chemical weapon attacks. You may have read a few things about World War One or remember some things from your history classes, but this book is here to help fill in the blanks. Get ready to learn all about World War One, from the ideologies and complex geo-political alliances that led to war, to how average soldiers tried to deal with life in the trenches. This book will bring to life some of the most important battles, but it will also go far beyond that to how the war ended and how it continued to linger on for many, especially those with PTSD. You'll learn: What roles did nationalism, colonialism, and the European alliance structure play in the start of the war? Who thought that trench warfare was a good idea? Why did the Germans wear those spiked helmets? How did chemical warfare get introduced and what role did it play? How did the rise of communism seriously affect the course of the war? Each chapter of our trivia books is broken up into fifteen short sections that will introduce you to major players, major ideas, and sometimes weird stories. Unlike your high school history teacher, we're not going to put you to sleep with the names of a million generals, or and endless line of dates, but instead we'll show you the war from a series of different perspectives and themes. To go along with the fifteen short break-downs of the war, every chapter also ends with twenty fun facts or bits of trivia, and five questions to test your knowledge on World War One. So put on your pickelhaube, man the trenches, and get ready to learn...
The Things Our Fathers Saw: The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation from Hometown, USA-Voices of the Pacific Theater by Mr. Matthew A. Rozell
Category: World War II
This book was published 6 years ago by Matthew A. Rozell and takes approximately 10.2 hours to read.
World War II in the Pacific Theater, oral histories collected from over 30 U.S. veterans, told in their own words.
National Geographic Kids Everything World War I: Dig in With Thrilling Photos and Fascinating Facts by Karen L. Kenney
Category: Military & Wars
This book was published 7 years ago by National Geographic Kids and takes approximately 2.1 hours to read.
A one hundredth anniversary tribute introduces World War I's key events, major battles, and most prominent players, incorporating informative photography, maps, and an interactive glossary.
World War 1: A Captivating Guide to the First World War, Including Battle Stories from the Eastern and Western Front and How the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 Impacted the Rise of Nazi Germany by Captivating History
Category: World War I
This book was published 2 years ago by Independently published and takes approximately 4.1 hours to read.
Explore the Captivating History of World War 1 The First World War was one of the most devastating conflicts in our history. The death toll was like nothing experienced before, and it is estimated that over 11 million soldiers were killed, wounded, or went missing, and many of those bodies have never been found. Regardless of how people remember the First World War, and whether or not they romanticize the life of a soldier on the front lines, it is important that the world never forgets this brutal and bloody conflict. The tumult and chaos that remained in the wake of the First World War had far-reaching and devastating consequences, not just for Europe and the survivors of the war, but for the entire world. The ruins of Europe provided a fertile breeding ground for fierce nationalism, which led to the rise of the Third Reich and allowed the evil of Adolf Hitler to go unchecked for far too long. In World War 1: A Captivating Guide to the First World War, Including Battle Stories from the Eastern and Western Front and How the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 Impacted the Rise of Nazi Germany, you will discover topics such as The Fatal Shots That Set the Stage for War The Western Front and the First Battle of Marne War in the Trenches The Eastern Front and the Battle of Tannenberg The Battle of Ypres and the Christmas Truce Second Battle of Ypres and the Introduction of Chemical Warfare Chemical Warfare on the Western Front My Boy Jack, the Very Human Cost of the First World War The Gallipoli Campaign The Battle of Jutland The Decline of the Russian Empire The Battle of Verdun The Battle of the Somme America Joins the War The Final Days of the War and the Treaty of Versailles World Leaders Who Played a Pivotal Role in the First World War And much, much more! So if you want to learn more about World War 1, scroll up and click the "add to cart" button!
2034: A Novel of the Next World War by Elliot Ackerman
This book was published this year by Penguin Press and takes approximately 10.7 hours to read.
From two former military officers and award-winning authors, a chillingly authentic geopolitical thriller that imagines a naval clash between the US and China in the South China Sea in 2034--and the path from there to a nightmarish global conflagration. On March 12, 2034, US Navy Commodore Sarah Hunt is on the bridge of her flagship, the guided missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones, conducting a routine freedom of navigation patrol in the South China Sea when her ship detects an unflagged trawler in clear distress, smoke billowing from its bridge. On that same day, US Marine aviator Major Chris "Wedge" Mitchell is flying an F35E Lightning over the Strait of Hormuz, testing a new stealth technology as he flirts with Iranian airspace. By the end of that day, Wedge will be an Iranian prisoner, and Sarah Hunt's destroyer will lie at the bottom of the sea, sunk by the Chinese Navy. Iran and China have clearly coordinated their moves, which involve the use of powerful new forms of cyber weaponry that render US ships and planes defenseless. In a single day, America's faith in its military's strategic pre-eminence is in tatters. A new, terrifying era is at hand. So begins a disturbingly plausible work of speculative fiction, co-authored by an award-winning novelist and decorated Marine veteran and the former commander of NATO, a legendary admiral who has spent much of his career strategically outmaneuvering America's most tenacious adversaries. Written with a powerful blend of geopolitical sophistication and human empathy, 2034 takes us inside the minds of a global cast of characters--Americans, Chinese, Iranians, Russians, Indians--as a series of arrogant miscalculations on all sides leads the world into an intensifying international storm. In the end, China and the United States will have paid a staggering cost, one that forever alters the global balance of power. Everything in 2034 is an imaginative extrapolation from present-day facts on the ground combined with the authors' years working at the highest and most classified levels of national security. Sometimes it takes a brilliant work of fiction to illuminate the most dire of warnings: 2034 is all too close at hand, and this cautionary tale presents the reader a dark yet possible future that we must do all we can to avoid.
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