The First World War: An Illustrated History

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Random House, 2002 - World War, 1914-1918 - 432 pages
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John Keegan’s The First World War is already established as the classic, single volume history of the conflict. Carefully abridged and reshaped by the author, this beautifully produced, new, large-format edition includes illustrative treatment of the military, political and historical issues of the war. Keegan gives readers a new understanding of the experience of fighting in WWI throughout the world, on land, at sea and in the air.

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User Review  - nmele - LibraryThing

Keegan's book cleared up many questions I had about the war, and some that I had but did not know were war-related. It is a concise, well-written and broadly comprehensive history. Somehow Keegan ... Read full review

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User Review  - cyderry - LibraryThing

This book was filled photos, maps, and illustrations of the time. What surprised was the information that could be gathered just from he captions - such as trench warfare caused a stalemate and ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

John Keegan is the Defence Editor of the Daily Telegraph and Britain's foremost military historian. The Reith Lecturer in 1998, he is the author of many bestselling books including The Face of Battle, Six Armies in Normandy, Battle at Sea, The Second World War, A History of Warfare (awarded the Duff Cooper Prize), Warpaths, The Battle for History, The First World War, and most recently, Intelligence in War. For many years John Keegan was the Senior Lecturer in Military History at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and he has been a Fellow of Princeton University and Delmas Distinguished Professor of History at Vassar. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He received the OBE in the Gulf War honours list, and was knighted in the Millennium honours list in 1999. John Keegan died in August 2012.

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