The First World War

By: Keegan, John

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Just over a kilo & 500 crisp pp. 3 photo sections. The First World War created the modern world. A conflict of unparalleled ferocity far beyond its European epicentre, it broke the century of relative peace and prosperity which we associate with the Victorian era. It unleashed both the demons of the twenieth century - pestilence, military destruction and mass death - and the ideas which continue to shape our world today - modernism in the arts, new approaches to psychology and medicine, and radical ideas about economics and society. An event of this scale and complexity needs a great historian to portray it, and in his new book, John Keegan fulfils a life-long ambition to write the definitive book on the war. It was of course foremost a fascinating new interpretations of the military events. But the war also acted as a formidable engine for social change throughout the world, and this too is brilliantly conveyed in Keegan's fascinating and magisterial work. reviews >>> Great one volume read on the War to End All Wars. Keegan is a great historian who weaves together the political, military and more importantly the human costs of war. and >>> One of my least favorite wars to read about, but spending a whole book with John Keegan makes it all worthwhile. Last lines: "Men whom the trenches cast into intimacy entered into bonds of mutual dependency and sacrifice of self stronger than any of the friendships made in peace and in better times. That is the ultimate mystery of the First World War. If we could understand its loves, as well as its hates, we would be nearer understanding the mystery of human life." Lest we forget.

Title: The First World War

Author Name: Keegan, John


Publisher: UK, Hutchinson: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Excellent/Very Good

Jacket Condition: Excellent/very Good

Size: 24cm

Seller ID: 011136

Keywords: Keegan War World One Military,