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An Incomplete History Of World War I

4.03  ·  Rating Details ·  32 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
'An Incomplete History of World War I' focuses on poignant events ranging from little-known episodes in major Western Front battles to the valiant exploits of outlandish individuals on the remote frontiers of the conflict.
Unknown Binding, 208 pages
Published by Not Avail (first published 2007)
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Karen
Apr 23, 2012 Karen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wwi, history, read-2012
Each standalone chapter is basically a snapshot of different aspects of the war -- the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, gas attacks, lake battles in Africa, naval warfare, the invention of the tank, the beginnings of the Bolshevik revolution in Russia, the toll of the flu epidemic of 1918 -- and each one is interesting, entertaining, and engaging. As the title makes clear, the book doesn't attempt to be a comprehensive history, but it does a great job giving the reader a feel for the scope o ...more
Aaron
Jul 24, 2010 Aaron rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While wars are major historical events that move in ways that can defy understanding, all wars are fought by people. There are people on the front lines, people in the rear areas, people making strategic and political decisions, and people trying desperately to avoid all the rest. This book, as you may be able to guess from the name, is not a full history of World War I. Nor does it try to be. Instead, this book is a collection of 24 short stories about people. Many of these stories are about sp ...more
Robert
Jan 05, 2008 Robert rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a really interesting book filled with unusual short stories on World War One. It is an easy read yet filled with interesting facts many of which I was unfamiliar with, even considering I am a student of the conflict.

Interesting facts like that the day the Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were shot was also their wedding anniversary and how the German thrust on Paris was halted by French troops travelling to the front by taxi all make the book a very interesting read.

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Jeremy
May 19, 2009 Jeremy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history
A fascinating book on WWI. Each of the 24 chapters focuses on an incident or facet of the war, including how taxis saved Paris, the Christmas armistice, poison gas, and Hitler's first war. It was an engrossing read.
Sara
Apr 13, 2008 Sara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Initially I chose this book to get the complete concept of World War I.
It turned out to be a book based more on trivia than on major battles and concepts, making it an interesting, though indeed incomplete, history of WWI.
Richard
Nov 27, 2011 Richard rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: military, history
A very interesting book that gives the reader a chapter size dose of World War I. Each chapter is dedicated to an incident or environment very essential to understanding of this history altering war. All chapters are thoroughly captivating.

Worth the time invested in reading and richer for it.
Brian
Mar 25, 2009 Brian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Brief stories from WWI--not a history, but rather vignettes involving interesting people and events.
Timothy
a little too incomplete to make sense
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Good little bit-sized morsels of WWI history. yum.
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