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The Great War, 1914-1918 (Warfare and History)
This book presents a clearly written narrative for the general reader that concentrates on the military campaigns and turning points. It addresses the dilemmas posed by new technologies and the impact of command decisions to overcome these. The author provides an easy-to-understand, concise analysis of the coming of the war. The book also includes a chapter evaluating the ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published February 1st 1998 by Indiana University Press
(first published November 20th 1997)
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A great encyclopedic summarization of the Great War. Tucker discusses the pivotal battles, cultural significance of, and results of the War. It is not engineered to be a complete history nor is it designed to be an in depth evaluation of the war. If you are looking for a quick history then look no further. Tucker not only focuses on the perimeters, but also on the roles each empire and country play. He highlights the dismantling of the aristocracy, Calvary charges, and the end of Chivalry. These ...more
Not that I've read a lot on World War I but I believe this is a very good introductory book on the war. It's a short book but strikes a great balance between giving the overall picture and some detail. My biggest problem is that it while there are 12 maps in the book, they are all at the front of the book and I would have to search for the most adequate one when reading about a particular campaign.