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The War to End All Wars

World War I
Freedman, Russell (Book - 2010 )
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Nonfiction master Russell Freedman illuminates for young readers the complex and rarely discussed subject of World War I. The tangled relationships and alliances of many nations, the introduction of modern weaponry, and top-level military decisions that resulted in thousands upon thousands of casualties all contributed to the "great war," which people hoped and believed would be the only conflict of its kind. In this clear and authoritative account, the Newbery Medal-winning author shows the ways in which the seeds of a second world war were sown in the first. Numerous archival photographs give the often disturbing subject matter a moving visual counterpart. Includes source notes, a bibliography, and an index.
Authors: Freedman, Russell
Title: The war to end all wars
World War I
Publisher: Boston : Clarion Books, 2010
Characteristics: 176 p. :,ill., maps, ports. ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Russell Freedman
Contents: Murder in Sarajevo
Armed to the teeth
To Berlin! To Paris!
"The most terrible August in the history of the world"
Stalemate
Technology of death and destruction
Life and death in the trenches
Over the top
Battle of Verdun
Battle of the Somme
War at sea
Mutiny, revolution, and the collapse of armies
"Lafayette, we are here!" America joins the fight
Last offensive and the collapse of empires
Losing the peace
ISBN: 0547026862
9780547026862
Branch Call Number: j 940.3 F8537w 2010
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: World War, 1914-1918 Juvenile literature
Topical Term: World War, 1914-1918
LCCN: 2009028971
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In this clear and authoritative account, the author shows the ways in which the seeds of a second world war were sown in the first. Numerous archival photographs give the often disturbing subject matter a moving visual counterpart.


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