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GREAT WAR: 1914-1918

Peter Hart

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ISBN 10: 1846682460 / ISBN 13: 9781846682469
Published by Profile Books, US, 2013
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First Edition. First Printing. Pages are clean, no markings from previous owners. Boards are clean. Binding is tight. Faint wear to cloth at spine ends and corners. Dust jacket is clean, bright, and unmarked with slight edgewear. Pictures provided upon request. Bookseller Inventory # 13265

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Title: GREAT WAR: 1914-1918

Publisher: Profile Books, US

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st

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Named one of the Ten Best Books of 2013 by The Economist

World War I altered the landscape of the modern world in every conceivable arena. Millions died; empires collapsed; new ideologies and political movements arose; poison gas, warplanes, tanks, submarines, and other technologies appeared. "Total war" emerged as a grim, mature reality.

In The Great War, Peter Hart provides a masterful combat history of this global conflict. Focusing on the decisive engagements, Hart explores the immense challenges faced by the commanders on all sides. He surveys the belligerent nations, analyzing their strengths, weaknesses, and strategic imperatives. Russia, for example, was obsessed with securing an exit from the Black Sea, while France--having lost to Prussia in 1871, before Germany united--constructed a network of defensive alliances, even as it held a grudge over the loss of Alsace-Lorraine. Hart offers deft portraits of the commanders, the prewar plans, and the unexpected obstacles and setbacks that upended the initial operations.

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Peter Hart is Oral Historian of the Imperial War Museum in London. He is the author of The Somme: The Darkest Hour on the Western Front, 1918: A Very British Victory, Gallipoli, and Fire and Movement: The British Expeditionary Force and the Campaign of 1914.

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