The First World War: A New Illustrated History

The First World War: A New Illustrated History
Language English
Goodreads Rating: 3.86
Pages: 370 pages
Published: 2006 by Pocketbooks (first published January 1st 2003)
Category: History
Author: Hew Strachan

With the centennial of the onset of World War 1 upon us, I sought and found in this 2004 book a good choice for a one-volume history of the whole shebang.

It is highly compressed into 340 pages, but is not wanting for covering the war in its world-wide aspect. With such a scope, we lose out on in-depth character assessment of major figures, but there are too many of them anyway.

What we get instead is an effective framework of interpretation for hanging a lot of the facts and factions and sites

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