The First World War

The First World War

Book - 1999
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Publisher: New York : A. Knopf, 1999
ISBN: 9780375400520
0375400524
Branch Call Number: 940.3 Kee
Characteristics: xvi, 475 p., illus., maps

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Aw_19 Jun 19, 2017

Finally got around to reading this book, and boy am I glad I did. Keegan is an excellent writer, with a sharp eye for detail. He can pack a lot of analysis and insight into a single sentence that is beautifully crafted.

If you're looking for a solid introduction to the First World War (and one that doesn't drag on for several volumes), this should be your go-to book.

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kennethbhill
Sep 05, 2014

My Dad recommended that I read this John Keegan book. It gave me a new perspective of this time in history, and how the lessons learned from this war seem to be pertinent in today's world climate of conflict. Keegan's writing style is pure military history.

KEVIN DOWD Jul 10, 2012

ponderous tomb... excellent exposition.

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HPLovecraft
Oct 07, 2010

For anyone that's read John Keegan's work before, it will come as no surprise that "The First World War" is a lucid and greatly readable experience. One of the top popular historians in publication today, Keegan's work on the war to end all wars is a fantastic text for those searching for an overview of the most important events, personalities, and battles between '14 - '18.

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