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The Resource The First World War : a concise global history, William Kelleher Storey

The First World War : a concise global history, William Kelleher Storey

Label
The First World War : a concise global history
Title
The First World War
Title remainder
a concise global history
Statement of responsibility
William Kelleher Storey
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In a compact but comprehensive and clear narrative, this book explores the First World War from a genuinely global perspective. Putting a human face on the war, William Kelleher Storey takes into account individual decisions and experiences as well as environmental and technological factors, such as food, geography, manpower, and weapons. With reorganized chapters designed to enhance classroom use, this edition brings the text up to date with current scholarship and new maps for the Great War's centennial. The author argues that the Great War profoundly changed the ways in which people imagined the landscape around them and thought about technology and the environment. Before the war, Europe and its colonies generally regarded industrial technology as an instrument of modernity; the landscape existed to be conquered, divided, and ruled. During and after the war, the costs of conquest became much higher, raising significant doubts about the value of progress. Soldiers experienced profound personal degradation, physical injuries, and mental collapse in the midst of nightmarish, technologically induced environmental conditions, which they vividly remembered when they formed new identities in the postwar world. Although people did not abandon thoughts of technological advance, after the war they had a keener sense of modernity's costs. Without neglecting traditional themes, Storey's deft interweaving of the role of environment and technology enriches our understanding of the social, political, and military history of the war, not only in Europe, but worldwide
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Storey, William Kelleher
Dewey number
940.3
Index
index present
LC call number
D523
LC item number
.S745 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Exploring world history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
Label
The First World War : a concise global history, William Kelleher Storey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Empires, technologies, and the origins of war -- European rivalries -- The crisis of 1914 -- The western front, 1914-1915 -- The war in eastern and southern Europe, 1914-1915 -- The world war in Africa, 1914-1916 -- The war at sea, 1914-1916 -- The war in the Middle East, 1914-1916 -- The offensives of 1916 -- Naval war and the U.S. entry, 1916-1917 -- The strains of total war -- The Western Front in 1917 -- Allied empire-building, 1916-1917 -- The war's end, 1918 -- The peace settlements -- Understanding and remembering the war
Control code
20381326
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xii, 205 pages
Isbn
9781442226807
Lccn
2014008852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40023904440
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn881386324
  • (OCoLC)881386324
Label
The First World War : a concise global history, William Kelleher Storey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Empires, technologies, and the origins of war -- European rivalries -- The crisis of 1914 -- The western front, 1914-1915 -- The war in eastern and southern Europe, 1914-1915 -- The world war in Africa, 1914-1916 -- The war at sea, 1914-1916 -- The war in the Middle East, 1914-1916 -- The offensives of 1916 -- Naval war and the U.S. entry, 1916-1917 -- The strains of total war -- The Western Front in 1917 -- Allied empire-building, 1916-1917 -- The war's end, 1918 -- The peace settlements -- Understanding and remembering the war
Control code
20381326
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xii, 205 pages
Isbn
9781442226807
Lccn
2014008852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40023904440
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn881386324
  • (OCoLC)881386324

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