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1916: A Global History

Author: Jeffery, Keith

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing


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1916: A Global History : <p>So much of the literature on the First World War centers on the trench warfare of the Western Front, and these were essential battlegrounds. But the war was in fact truly a global conflict, and by focusing on a sequence of events in 1916 across many continents, historian Keith Jeffery's magisterial work casts new light on the Great War.</p> <p>Starting in January with the end of the catastrophic Gallipoli campaign, Jeffery recounts the massive struggle for Verdun over February and March; the Easter Rising in Ireland in April; dramatic events in Russia in June on the eastern front; the familiar story of the war in East Africa, where some 200,000 Africans may have died; and the November U.S. presidential race in which Woodrow Wilson was re-elected on a platform of keeping the United States out of the war--a position he reversed within five months.</p> <p>Incorporating the stories of civilians in all countries, both participants in and victims of the war, <i>1916: A Global History</i> is a major addition to the literature and the Great War by a historian at the height of his powers.</p>

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History & Geography   Military

ISBN 13:9781620402696
ISBN 10:1620402696
Size:9.59" l x 6.59" w x 1.46" h
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