World War I

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1964 - History - 512 pages
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A "full-dress history of the war by one of our most distinguished military writers" (NEW YORK TIMES), WORLD WAR I takes us from the first shots in Sarajevo to the signing of the peace treaty in Versailles and through every bunker, foxhole, and minefield in between. General S.L.A. Marshall drew on his unique firsthand experience as a soldier and a lifetime of military service to pen this forthright, forward-thinking history of what people once believed would be the last great war. Newly introduced by the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, David M. Kennedy, WORLD WAR I is a classic example of unflinching military history that is certain to inform, enrich, and deepen our understanding of this great cataclysm.
 

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SLA Marshall has written a most concise one volume history of the "Great War"! From the opening two shots on June 28, 1914 in Sarajevo that forever changed the world - to the bitter defeat on November ... Read full review

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SLA Marshall has written a most concise one volume history of the "Great War"! From the opening two shots on June 28, 1914 in Sarajevo that forever changed the world - to the bitter defeat on November ... Read full review

Contents

When the Lights Went Out
6
Appointment at the Marne
54
Guns East
94
Seeds of Stalemate
126
Spreading Conflict
162
Deadlock
202
Ordeal of Nations
234
Crisis in the Allied Camp
268
Exit Russia
320
New Storm in the West
346
Enter the Yanks
368
Turning of the Tide
394
Eleventh Hour
420
Versailles
456
Picture Credits
484
Index
485

Waiting for America
294

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Brigadier General S.L.A. Marshall (1900-1977) was an accomplished journalist, a war correspondent, and a historian. One of the preeminent American military writers of our time, he wrote more than thirty books.

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