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In World War One: A Short History, Norman Stone provides a terse, opinionated and wry short history of the First World War.

In 1914 a new kind of war, and a new kind of world, came about. Fourteen million combatants died, a further twenty million were wounded, four empires were destroyed and even the victors' empires were fatally damaged. The First World War marked a revolution in the technology of slaughter as trench warfare, artillery barrages, tanks and chemical warfare made their mark on the battlefield for the first time.

The sheer complexity and scale of the war have encouraged historians to write books on a similar scale. But in only 140 pages, Norman Stone distils a lifetime of teaching, arguing and thinking to reframe the overwhelming disaster whose aftershocks shaped the rest of the twentieth century.

'Bold, provocative and witty ... one of the outstanding historians of our age'
  Spectator

'Do we need another history of the First World War? The answer in the case of Norman Stone's short book is, yes - because of its opinionated freshness and the unusual, sharp facts that fly about like shrapnel'
  Literary Review

'Exhilarating ... scintillating ... a heady cocktail'
  Observer

'Entertaining and insightful ... one of the handful of living historians who can write with style and wit'
  Tibor Fischer, Sunday Telegraph, Books of the Year

Norman Stone is one of Britain's most celebrated historians. He is the author of The Eastern Front, 1914-1917, Hitler: An Introduction, Europe Transformed and The Atlantic and its Enemies. He has taught at the universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Bilkent, where he is now Director of the Turkish-Russian Centre.

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'Bold, provocative and witty ... one of the outstanding historians of our age' -- Spectator

'Entertaining and insightful ... one of the handful of living historians who can write with style and wit'
-- Tibor Fischer, Sunday Telegraph, Books of the Year

'Exhilarating ... scintillating ... a heady cocktail' -- Observer

'One of the most original modern commentaries on the conflict ... this stimulating wok can be read for pleasure in an afternoon, even if you are not particularly interested in World War One. That truly is the mark of a great history book' -- Evening Standard

`A corker of a book ... brings more clarity to this complex, much-written about subject than some historians manage to do in books three or four times as long'
-- History Today

`Stunning ... no one else writes history quite like he does' -- Andrew Roberts

About the Author:

Norman Stone is one of Britain's most celebrated historians. For the period 1984-97 he was Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford. Professor Stone's publications include The Eastern Front 1914-1917 (Winner of the Wolfson Prize and published by Penguin) Hitler and Europe Transformed. He lives in Oxford and Istanbul.

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