- Unknown Binding
- Publisher: Knoopf; BCE edition (1999)
- ASIN: B002BW57YY
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (305 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,296,852 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Keegans book is dense and detailed, well researched, and yet understandable and a pleasure to read!
The book thereafter degenerates into the minutiae of troop movements, offering little insight and no maps to help the reader follow what Keegan is talking about.
The First World War is another great Keegan book, and a must read for anyone who wishes to have deeper knowledge of that cataclysmic event.
As a history buff I was looking for a general history of the war. I'm not qualified to judge the author's grasp of the subject, but this effort has a textbook feel to it that had... Read morePublished 13 days ago by K. Curtis
The details of a total sadness for humanity are woven into a clear narrative. May God have mercy and never let us drift into this civil savagery again.Published 18 days ago by good
John Keegan's book expounds on the complex causes leading up to World War I. His writing style is difficult for me to read and I think assumes the reader is fairly knowledgable... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Charles A. Mcvey
Found this did much to explain how and why various countries joined what should have been a fight confined to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and other related events, such as the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by A.D. Hopkins
Book provides a detailed history of WW I. It includes the pre-war power struggles and political intrigue that lead to the start of the war and the political changes in the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joel A. Richardson
first rate by a first rate Historian. Best book you could find on WWI!Published 1 month ago by William Day
Excellent book, I now have a better understanding of what lead up to the war. The loss of a generation of young men and problems that lead to World war II.Published 1 month ago by Arthur Roden
Just a bit over 100 years ago, Europe erupted into what has come to be called the First World War. That World War begat the Second. Read morePublished 1 month ago by R. P. Cotta Jr.