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The First World War : a concise global history / William Kelleher Storey.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis ISLM D523 .S745 2014 (Text) 00000106184732 Browsing Collection Available -
Kendallville Public Library - Kendallville 940.3 S88 (Text) 37516002010453 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
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  • ISBN: 9781442226807
  • ISBN: 1442226803
  • ISBN: 9781442226814
  • ISBN: 1442226811
  • ISBN: 9781442226821
  • ISBN: 144222682X
  • Physical Description: xii, 205 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Second edition.
  • Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Empires, technologies, and the origins of war -- European rivalries -- The crisis of 1914 -- The western front, 1914-1915 -- The war in eastern and southern Europe, 1914-1915 -- The world war in Africa, 1914-1916 -- The war at sea, 1914-1916 -- The war in the Middle East, 1914-1916 -- The offensives of 1916 -- Naval war and the U.S. entry, 1916-1917 -- The strains of total war -- The Western Front in 1917 -- Allied empire-building, 1916-1917 -- The war's end, 1918 -- The peace settlements -- Understanding and remembering the war.
Summary, etc.: In a compact but comprehensive and clear narrative, this book explores the First World War from a genuinely global perspective. Putting a human face on the war, William Kelleher Storey takes into account individual decisions and experiences as well as environmental and technological factors, such as food, geography, manpower, and weapons. With reorganized chapters designed to enhance classroom use, this edition brings the text up to date with current scholarship and new maps for the Great War's centennial. The author argues that the Great War profoundly changed the ways in which people imagined the landscape around them and thought about technology and the environment. Before the war, Europe and its colonies generally regarded industrial technology as an instrument of modernity; the landscape existed to be conquered, divided, and ruled. During and after the war, the costs of conquest became much higher, raising significant doubts about the value of progress. Soldiers experienced profound personal degradation, physical injuries, and mental collapse in the midst of nightmarish, technologically induced environmental conditions, which they vividly remembered when they formed new identities in the postwar world. Although people did not abandon thoughts of technological advance, after the war they had a keener sense of modernity's costs. Without neglecting traditional themes, Storey's deft interweaving of the role of environment and technology enriches our understanding of the social, political, and military history of the war, not only in Europe, but worldwide.
Subject: World War, 1914-1918.
World War, 1914-1918 > Environmental aspects.
World War, 1914-1918 > Technology.

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