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Nonfiction master Russell Freedman illuminates for young readers the complex and rarely discussed subject of World War I. The tangled relationships and alliances of many nations, the introduction of modern weaponry, and top-level military decisions that resulted in thousands upon thousands of casualties all contributed to the "great war," which people hoped and believed would be the only conflict of its kind. In this clear and authoritative account, the Newbery Medal-winning author shows the ways in which the seeds of a second world war were sown in the first. Numerous archival photographs give the often disturbing subject matter a moving visual counterpart. Includes source notes, a bibliography, and an index.

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Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
Author: Russell Freedman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release: 2013-04-02
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780547487373

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The War to End All Wars is considered by many to be the best single account of America's participation in World War I. Covering famous battles, the birth of the air force, naval engagements, the War Department, and experiences of the troops, this indispensable volume is again available in paperback for students and general readers.

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Genre: History
Author: Edward M. Coffman
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Release: 2014-02-26
File: 440 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780813146447

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World War I stands as one of history’s most senseless spasms of carnage, defying rational explanation. In a riveting, suspenseful narrative with haunting echoes for our own time, Adam Hochschild brings it to life as never before. He focuses on the long-ignored moral drama of the war’s critics, alongside its generals and heroes. Thrown in jail for their opposition to the war were Britain’s leading investigative journalist, a future winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, and an editor who, behind bars, published a newspaper for his fellow inmates on toilet paper. These critics were sometimes intimately connected to their enemy hawks: one of Britain’s most prominent women pacifist campaigners had a brother who was commander in chief on the Western Front. Two well-known sisters split so bitterly over the war that they ended up publishing newspapers that attacked each other. Today, hundreds of military cemeteries spread across the fields of northern France and Belgium contain the bodies of millions of men who died in the “war to end all wars.” Can we ever avoid repeating history?

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Genre: History
Author: Adam Hochschild
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release: 2011-05-03
File: 480 Pages
ISBN-13: 0547549210

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Raging for over four years across the tortured landscapes of Europe, Africa and the Middle East, the First World War changed the face of warfare forever. Characterised by slow, costly advances and fierce attrition, the great battles of the Somme, Verdun and Ypres incurred human loss on a scale never previously imagined. This book, with a foreword by Professor Hew Strachan, covers the fighting on all fronts, from Flanders to Tannenberg and from Italy to Palestine. A series of moving extracts from personal letters, diaries and journals bring to life the experiences of soldiers and civilians caught up in the war.

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Genre: History
Author: Geoffrey Jukes
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release: 2013-06-20
File: 364 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781782008798

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WWI: The War To End All Wars is a unique, 10-part, comprehensive look at the war that shaped the 20th Century. Through rare, actual battle footage and rare veteran interviews, The War To End All Wars takes you from the assassination of the Austrian Arch Duke in 1914, to the final desperate battles of 1918. Unique and stunning, you will go-over-the-top on the Western Front and witness the carnage in Russia. You'll take to the skies in the world's first air war and ride with the legendary Lawrence of Arabia.. This is more than a historical or military account of World War I, it is a riveting and personal account of a defining moment in world history. Never before in the history of the world had so many countries fought on so many far-flung battlefields. Never had so many soldiers lost their lives. Never had there been such an unending hell-on-earth. Never has there been such a remarkable look at 'The War to End All Wars'

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Genre: History, Military
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File: Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:1181866191

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Now A Major Motion Picture Starring Robert Carlyle and Kiefer Sutherland ‘Waking from a dream, I suddenly realized where I was: in the Death House–in a prison camp by the River Kwai. I was a prisoner of war, lying among the dead, waiting for the bodies to be carried away so that I might have more room.’ When Ernest Gordon was twenty-four he was captured by the Japanese and forced, with other British prisoners, to build the notorious ‘Railroad of Death’, where nearly 16,000 Prisoners of War gave their life. Faced with the appalling conditions of the prisoners’ camp and the brutality of the captors, he survived to become an inspiring example of the triumph of the human spirit against all odds. To End All Wars is Ernest Gordon’s gripping true story behind both the Academy Award-winning film The Bridge on the River Kwai starring Alec Guinness and the new film To End All Wars directed by David Cunningham.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Ernest Gordon
Publisher: Zondervan
Release: 2013-11-25
File: 248 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780310340645

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"The War That Will End War" by H. G. Wells. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher: Good Press
Release: 2019-11-21
File: 196 Pages
ISBN-13: EAN:4057664648075

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A close look at Woodrow Wilson’s political thought and international diplomacy In the widely acclaimed To End All Wars, Thomas Knock provides an intriguing, often provocative narrative of Woodrow Wilson’s epic quest for a new world order. This book follows Wilson’s thought and diplomacy from his policy toward revolutionary Mexico, through his dramatic call for “Peace without Victory” in World War I, to the Senate’s rejection of the League of Nations. Throughout, Knock reinterprets the origins of internationalism in American politics, sweeping away the view that isolationism was the cause of Wilson’s failure and revealing the role of competing visions of internationalism—conservative and progressive.

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Genre: History
Author: Thomas J. Knock
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release: 2019-03-19
File: 416 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780691191614

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Offers an informative look at the events that lead to World War I; a review of the war on land, at sea and in the air; overviews of the tactics used by flying aces Billy Bishop and the Red Baron; a discussion of the largest sea battle in history; and an examination of the deadly confrontations that took place on the Western Front.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Jack Batten
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Release: 2009
File: 154 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780887768798

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This is the true story behind the film, The Bridge on the River Kwai. It tells of the march into the jungle to build the bridge. It is a story of the triumph of faith over despair.

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Genre: World War, 1939-1945
Author: Ernest Gordon
Publisher:
Release: 1995-04
File: 232 Pages
ISBN-13: 0006278906

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