Fighting the Great War
A Global HistoryBook - 2005
Despair at Gallipoli. Victory at Vimy Ridge. A European generation lost, an American spirit found. The First World War, the deadly herald of a new era, continues to captivate readers. In this lively book, Michael Neiberg offers a concise history based on the latest research and insights into the soldiers, commanders, battles, and legacies of the Great War. Tracing the war from Verdun to Salonika to Baghdad to German East Africa, Neiberg illuminates the global nature of the conflict. More than four years of mindless slaughter in the trenches on the western front, World War I was the first fought in three dimensions: in the air, at sea, and through mechanized ground warfare. New weapons systems - tanks, bomber aircraft, and long-range artillery - all shaped the battle environment. Moving beyond the standard portrayal of the war's generals as butchers and bunglers, Neiberg offers a nuanced discussion of officers constrained by the monumental scale of complex events.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2005
Call Number: 940.4 N315f
Characteristics: xx, 395 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm