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Published: 09 April 2007

156 Pages | 7 maps, 12 line illus.

ISBN: 9780199205592

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The First World War: A Very Short Introduction

Michael Howard

Very Short Introductions

  • Provides a concise and insightful history of the Great War - from the state of Europe in 1914, to the role of the US, the collapse of Russia, and the eventual surrender of the Central Powers
  • Examines how and why the war was fought, as well as the historical controversies that still surround the war
  • Looks at how peace was ultimately made, and describes the potent legacy of resentment left to Germany