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The First World War 2nd Edition

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"This book is eminently suitable for use in high schools, two-year colleges and basic introductory courses at four-year colleges and universities."
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Stuart Robson                                                        The First World War 2nd Ed



The First World War shattered empires and ended the era of European dominance in World History – not at all the outcome expected by those involved in the conflict. Those nations who took part in the First World War did so with the aim of being “home by Christmas”, and with the assumption that they could control events. Contrary to expectations, this was not the war to ‘end all wars’ nor did it ‘make the world safe for democracy’, as has been proved by subsequent history. Ultimately, this is the question still to be answered almost a century later: Can war breed democracy?


In this new edition of his compelling account of World War I, Professor Robson examines the experience of nations drawn into the conflict from the perspectives of both the Home Front and the Trenches. He explodes the myths and assumptions surrounding the course of the First World War and replaces them with a clear-eyed account of this ‘seminal catastrophe of the Twentieth Century’.


Areas covered include:

  • The course of the war, including all major battles: from the Marne in 1914 to the German spring offensive in 1918 and the ‘Last Hundred Days’ which finally brought the war to an end.
  • Political and social upheaval on the home fronts and accounts of the role of various leaders throughout the war
  • Surrounding themes such as war and industrialisation; trench warfare; the effects of war on changing social structures; and the economic and demographic consequences.
  • The soldiers personal experiences in the Trenches – based on primary source material



Updated throughout, and written in a clear and accessible manner, this book contains maps, a glossary, a chronology of main events and a documents section to provide students with an invaluable introduction to the events and consequences of the First World War.


Stuart Robson is Professor Emeritus of History at Trent University, Ontario, Canada.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (March 29, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405824719
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405824712
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.5 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,265,931 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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An Australian scholar, Stuart Robson has been involved with Asian Studies for over 40 years. A resident of Victoria, Australia, he has lived and taught overseas, and has a number of publications to his name. He currently teaches Indonesian at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He is a member of the Royal Institute of Linguistics and Anthropology. His other interests include Theravada Buddhism, archaeology, and classical Javanese music.

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Stuart Robson is described on this page as 1) Professor Emeritus of History at Trent University, Ontario, Canada and 2) Australian linguist, University of Melbourne.

"The First World War" is by the Canadian. This Professor Robson was the most inspiring and motivating teacher in my education, a fine scholar and person. The two different Stuart Robsons deserve proper "disambiguation".
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