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DK Eyewitness Books: World War I Hardcover – June 25, 2007
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From Publishers Weekly
Many gruesome images of casualties become less sobering when one notices that they're photographs of re-creations from London's Imperial War Museum, stills from fictional movies or posed scenarios for training purposes. Still, Simon Adams's Eyewitness: World War I, part of an extensive Eyewitness series, provides an informative, picture-and-caption history lesson. Countless actual photos of trench life, tanks, rifles, uniforms, airplanes, artificial trees (for artillery observation posts) and other battle equipment and behavior are featured along with the re-creations.
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Gr. 6-12. Packed with photos on every double-page spread and dense with facts and snippets of analysis, this large-size volume in the Eyewitness series provides a quick, informative overview of WWI: how it started; who fought and why; the equipment used; what it was like in the trenches and at home; the horrific final cost. Even seasoned Web browsers accustomed to busy formats may sometimes feel bombarded by all the bits and pieces, especially when the tiny type is printed over colored pictures. It's the dramatic photos (many from London's Imperial War Museum) that will make readers pause and bring them close to the soldiers' experiences. Then there's John Singer Sargent's realistic painting Gassed, showing blinded soldiers led by their sighted colleagues toward a dressing station in northern France in 1918. For more reading suggestions, see the Read-alikes column, "The War to End All Wars" [BKL N 1 01]. Hazel Rochman
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Top Customer Reviews
These books are designed to get teenagers interested in the subject matter (I think), but even teenagers need a good story line. The short passages in this book are not adequate to convey a story.
Thus, two stars.
I then took a second look at the Eyewitness book, This time I was impressed. I realized that the book came with a "Clip-Art CD" disk that contains a very large amount of relevant material, divided into the chapters on the many issues connected to World War I. There are even a number of You-Tube type videos. In addition, the book is profusely illustrated on every page, making the Great War come alive in a way that no book without DK's images could do. Quite possibly, it contains as much material as the Wilmott book.
I will be teaching a graduate course on World War I in the spring semester 2014 in our University's College of Public and International Affairs. I decided on the course last September when I realized that 2014 marks the hundredth anniversary of the start of the Great War in 1914.
It has been said that the twentieth century began with the Great War. Millions, both military and civilian, died in that war and the world is still living with its dangerous legacy. I strongly recommend this book which I will certainly recommend it to my students.