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The World Wars: An Introduction to the First & Second World Wars

4.38 of 5 stars 4.38  ·  rating details  ·  42 ratings  ·  7 reviews
The two world wars of 1941-1918 and 1939-1945 cast a malevolent shadow over the entire 20th century. This book takes you through the story of both conflicts - from the soldiers' terrifying experiences of the trenches in the First War, to the huge battles and bombing of cities in the Second. Stunningly illustrated with dramatic contemporary photographs, paintings, posters a ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published December 1st 2007 by Usborne Books
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This is one the best books about the World Wars. There's tons of photographs and maps. It's very dense but in small bites that are great for kids. It's truly comprehensive for kids and a great introduction or overview for adults.

The only reason why I didn't give it 5 stars was because of some age appropriateness. It says that it is for middle school ages. There were a couple of mentions of rape by soldiers (such as during the fall of Berlin) that I don't think some people would want to explain t
We used this as part of our home school curriculum, and my son loved it! He even reads it on his own during his free time. Wonderful photographs and illustrations.
Mike Knox
Good illustrated primer on both world wars. Pitched for younger readers, but also good for parents who lack basic familiarity with the 20th century’s total wars. The book features lots of pictures and maps, and it progresses in two-page units, making it the perfect book to set down on your coffee table—-and pick up again.
This was a great overview and perfect introduction to the study of the World Wars. The pictures make this book interesting and captivating. If you have a child interested in learning more about these wars, I highly recommend this book. I loved the list of movies and documentaries at the end of the book for further study.
Great resource and very interesting. Organized chronologically and topically. Made for lots of discussion. Highly recommend for upper grade school/ middle school level.
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The 20th Century had World Wars 1 and 2. M.W.
Great overview of the subject.
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