The Great War: 1914-1918

by Peter Hart

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The Great War: 1914-1918 Synopsis

The Great War was the first truly global conflict, and it changed the course of world history In this magnum opus, critically-acclaimed historian Peter Hart examines the conflict in every arena around the world, in a history that combines cutting edge scholarship with vivid and unfamiliar eyewitness accounts, from kings and generals, and ordinary soldiers. He focuses in particular on explaining how technology and tactics developed during the conflict - and determines which battles were crucial to its outcome. Combatants from every corner of Earth joined the fray, but their voices are rarely heard together. This is a major history of the conflict whose centenary is fast approaching. Published in paperback for the anniversary of the conflict, this is a pioneering and comprehensive account of the First World War, comparable to Anthony Beevor or Max Hastings.

The Great War: 1914-1918 Press Reviews

'Immensely readable... Hart excels not only at making it intelligible but also at turning it into a gripping narrative, which includes extensive and moving quotations from soldiers and sailors who bore the consequences of their commanders' decisions and faced the realities of combat... Hart's book will contribute to a sea change in our understanding of the war during the years of the centenary - Irish Times

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ISBN: 9781846682476
Publication date: 06/02/2014
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781846682476
Publication date: 6th February 2014
Author: Peter Hart
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 608 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, History,
Categories: First World War, General & world history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000,

About Peter Hart

Peter Hart was born in 1955. He went to Liverpool University before joining the Sound Archive at the Imperial War Museum in 1981. He is now Oral Historian at the Archive.

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