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Explores such theatres as the Balkans, Africa and the Ottoman Empire. This book assesses Britain's participation in the first World War in the light of what became a struggle for the defense of liberalism. It shows how the war shaped the short twentieth century that followed it.
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This serious, compact survey of the war s history stands out as the most well- informed, accessible work available. ("Los Angeles Times") What Strachan offers is history as only the professionals can do it, and rarely enough even then. (Adam Gopnik, "The New Yorker") Likely to be the most indispensable one-volume work on the subject since John Keegan s First World War. ("Publishers Weekly") A brilliant feat. (John Keegan) Quite simply the best short history of the war in print. (Dennis Showalter)About the Author:
Professor Hew Strachan is the Chichele Professor of the History of War at Oxford University, and the author of several highly acclaimed books on military history.
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Book Description Simon + Schuster Uk, 2006. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M074323961X