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The Great War: The West Point Military History Series

3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  3 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Fought on an unprecedented scale, World War One marked the end of the old world military order and the beginning of mechanized warfare. Expected to be a short, almost surgically neat war, it did not turn out so--nor was it the hoped for "war to end all wars." Although the participants could not have anticipated it at the beginning, World War One was to prove a cataclysmic ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published August 1st 2003 by Square One Publishers
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Mar 13, 2015 Christine rated it liked it
As part of The West Point Military History Series, the presentation of this book does not do justice to its text or to The United States Military Academy, whose faculty writes and edits the series.

The coverage of the topic is comprehensive, and tightly written, so as to take up only a few more pages than do the last two general history books reviewed on this blog, but its layout is that of a plain-vanilla textbook. That would not be so bad, if the illustrations were not so terribly substandard:
Jan 16, 2015 Panzagl rated it liked it
An ok overview, maps were not included which limited it's usefulness.
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