The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War: New Edition 2nd Edition
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"[I]ncludes an excellent bibliography and maps."--G. Kurt Piehler, Journal of World History
About the Author
Sir Hew Strachan was born in Edinburgh in 1949, and was educated at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he was a Fellow between 1975 and 1992. He was Professor of Modern History at the University of Glasgow between 1992 and 2001, and founded its Scottish Center for War Studies. From 2002 to 2015 he was Chichele Professor of the History of War at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of All Souls College, and between 2003 and 2012 he directed the Oxford Program on the Changing Character of War. Since 2015 he has been Professor of International Relations at St. Andrews University. The first volume of his planned trilogy on the First World War, To Arms, was published in 2001, and in 2003 he was the historian behind the 10-part series, The First World War, broadcast on Channel 4. He is a Commonwealth War Graves Commissioner and a Trustee of the Imperial War Museum, and serves on the British, Scottish, and French national committees advising on the centenary of the First World War.
- Publisher : Oxford University Press; 2nd edition (May 1, 2016)
- Language: : English
- Paperback : 400 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0198743122
- ISBN-13 : 978-0198743125
- Item Weight : 2.03 pounds
- Dimensions : 0.7 x 7.4 x 9.6 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #146,793 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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With that in mind, the book was an easy read, the contributors generally writing concisely and with little jargon. I learned no small amount about the war, and several contributors provided insights that had not previously come to mind. A couple of observations about reading the Kindle version: first, the text is only about ⅔ of the book; the remaining third contains a few maps and a huge bibliography. And have a decent map of Europe next to your chair when you're reading; flipping between the text and the maps became tiresome.
Often, History becomes limited to the White, Christian soldier and the politician. It suffers from this frequently.
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information.. This volume is a great great reference fo anyone who is a student on Modern Warfare.