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A Short History of the First World War by Gary Sheffield
  

A Short History of the First World War

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All you need to know about WW1 from one of the world's foremost experts. Accessible and authoritative, this is the ultimate introduction for anyone wanting a clear understanding of what happened and why.

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A Short History of the First World War by Gary Sheffield

The First World War was a watershed in world history. Tragic but far from futile, its origins, events and legacy have roused impassioned debate, creating multiple interpretations and confusion for those encountering the period for the first time. Synthesising the latest scholarship, acclaimed historian Gary Sheffield cuts to the heart of the conflict. He explores such key issues as: - the causes of war- the great battles on land, sea and in the air- the search for the peace and peace settlements- the political, social and economic consequences- the impact of 'total war' on the belligerents and the individual- and the place of the Great War in the history of warfare.

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'Well written and persuasive ...objective and well-rounded... This scholarly rehabilitation should be the standard biography of Haig.'
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'Solid scholarship and admirable advocacy.'
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'[An]iconoclastic tour de force.'
Niall Ferguson, Sunday Telegraph on Forgotten Victory

'Outstanding'
Sir Michael Howard on Forgotten Victory

'Gary Sheffield is one of Britain's foremost historians of the First World War - insightful, original and superbly informed.'
Max Hastings

About the Author

Gary Sheffield

Gary Sheffield is Professor of War Studies at the University of Wolverhampton. He is President of the International Guild of Battlefield Guides and a Vice President of the Western Front Association. He has published widely on the First World War and regularly broadcasts on television and radio as well as contributing to numerous journals, magazines and newspapers. Previous books include the acclaimed Forgotten Victory and The Chief: Douglas Haig and the British Army. He lives in Oxfordshire.

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Publication date

4th September 2014

Author

Gary Sheffield

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Publisher

Oneworld Publications

Format

Paperback
256 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
History
World War One Literature
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First World War
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

ISBN

9781780743646

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