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History of World War I.
Marshall Cavendish Corporation.
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New York : Marshall Cavendish, 2002.
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3 volumes : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
1. War and response, 1914-1916 -- 2. Victory and defeat, 1917-1918 -- 3. Home fronts. Technologies of war.
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This three-volume reference is appropriate for middle school students and above. Volume I, War and Response 1914-1916, covers the causes of the conflict, the reactions around the world to its outbreak, the course of the fighting in the first years of fighting, and the United States' move toward declaring war in April 1917. Volume II, Victory and Defeat 1917-1918, charts the United States' contribution to the war and the fighting between 1917 and 1918, as well as the war's aftermath and impact around the globe during the 1920s and beyond. The third volume, Home Fronts and Technologies of War, looks at the impact of the war on the lives of ordinary civilians and also studies the military innovations, tactics, and weapons that contributed to the ferocity of the conflict. The reference is extensively illustrated with color and bandw illustrations and maps and includes boxed sections that describe key figures and their roles, provide eyewitness accounts, and summarize political events. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Booklist Review

Aimed at an audience from sixth grade up, this set is divided into three volumes: War and Response, 1914-1916; Victory and Defeat, 1917-1918; and Home Fronts/Technologies of War. The volumes are organized into from 15 to 17 chapters covering major topics, and the information is presented in a narrative style rather than in discrete entries. Chapter titles include "The Western Front, 1914-1915," "Neutrals and Supporters," "The War at Sea, 1917," "Germany's Last Attacks," "France at War," and "Armor and Transport." The indexes give good access to more specific subjects. Each of the three volumes includes illustrations on the majority of pages, and there are many maps and charts to complement the text. The writing style and vocabulary are accessible to the intended audience. Volume 3 concludes with a glossary; a topical list of books and Web sites for additional research; a time line; indexes to personalities, places, and battles and campaigns; and a general set index. Sources with similar subject coverage, such as The European Powers in the First World War: An Encyclopedia(Garland, 1996) and The United States in the First World War: An Encyclopedia(Garland, 1995), offer the user short entries arranged alphabetically but are more research oriented. The visual appeal of History of World War Iwill certainly make it attractive to younger readers, especially in libraries that do not already own The Grolier Library of World War I (1997). Recommended for school and public libraries. RBB.

Table of Contents

Volume 1 War and Response, 1914-1916
Map Keyp. 1
Maps and Diagramsp. 2
Introductionp. 4
The World before the Warp. 8
The new German Empire
European militarism
The Balkans
Turkey and Russia
The Austro-Hungarian Empire
Focus points
German Unification
Chancellor Otto von Bismarck
The Dreyfus Affair
The United States before the Warp. 28
Settling the continent
The Native American experience
Industrial unrest
A fairer society
Justifying expansionism
American naval power
Overseas expansion
The Spanish-American War
A Pacific and Latin American power
Focus points
The African American Experience
Henry Ford
The Great White Fleet
The Panama Canal
Woodrow Wilson
The Move to Warp. 50
Crises, but no war
The Balkan question
The German Navy Laws
For and against war
Focus points
Emperor Wilhelm II
M. Edith Durham
Alfred von Tirpitz
Dreadnought is Launched
War Literature
Who Was to Blame?
The July Crisis, 1914p. 70
The response to Sarajevo
Austria-Hungary's fatal ultimatum
The drift to war
Declarations of war
Focus points
The Black Hand
Jean Jaures
Global War Declarations
The World Responsep. 86
Turkey and the Middle East
The Balkan perspective
Italy and war
The Far East
Focus points
Latin America and the War
Lansing-Ishii Agreement
The Central Powers' Forcesp. 100
Universal conscription
The pressure for preemptive warfare
The Austro-Hungarian Army
Turkey's military strength
The Anglo-German naval contest
Central Powers in the Mediterranean
Focus points
Gustav Krupp
The German General Staff
Helmuth von Moltke
Franz Conrad von Hotzendorf
The Allied Forcesp. 116
Russian military leadership
The French Army
All-out attack
Neutral Belgium's forces
The British Army
The Balkan allies
Allied naval forces
Allied air forces
Focus points
Grand Duke Nicholas
Field Marshal Herbert Kitchener
Admiral John Fisher
The Western Front, 1914-1915p. 132
The Schlieffen Plan amended
France's Plan XVII
Opening moves against France
French attacks thwarted
The final battles of 1914
A brief British success
Stalemate on the western front
Focus points
Marshal Joseph Joffre
Atrocities and Propaganda
Sergeant J. F. Bell
Christmas Truce
J. Halcott Glover
U.S. Food Aid
General Erich von Falkenhayn
The Eastern Front, 1914-1916p. 152
Opening moves in the Balkans
The war in East Prussia
Pincer attack on Poland
Turmoil in the Balkans
Russia's Brusilov Offensive
A year of contrasting fortunes
The scandal of Rasputin
Germany's war leaders
Wide-ranging powers
Focus points
East Versus West
Octavian Taslauanu
Czar Nicholas II
The War at Sea, 1914-1916p. 170
War in the Far East
Action in the Falklands
Naval blockades
Skirmishes in the North Sea
Germany's submarine blockade
Unrestricted warfare
Attacks on Turkey
Germany relies on its U-boats
German failure at Jutland
Focus points
Blockading Germany
Franz von Hipper
Admiral David Beatty
Captain Otto Weddigen
George Cracknell
The Wider War, 1914-1916p. 188
Ottoman Turkey goes to war
Fighting for the Suez Canal
Invasion of Gallipoli
Attempts to break the stalemate
The Mesopotamian campaign
War in the Caucasus
Italy joins the Allies
Russian successes against the Turks
The Trentino counteroffensive
War in colonial Africa
Focus points
Breslau and Goeben
Mustafa Kemal
C. Allanson
Armenian Genocide
The Western Front, 1916p. 206
Renewed pressure at Verdun
Offensive on the Somme
The advance commences
A battle of attrition
French counterattacks at Verdun
Focus points
Falkenhayn and Verdun
Marshal Henri Philippe Petain
Major Sylvain-Eugene Raynal
Life in the trenches
Friedrich Steinbrecher
Germany's peace offer
America and the Growing Conflict, 1914-1916p. 226
Apostles of neutrality
War and the U.S. people
U.S. neutrality under threat
Strengthening the U.S. armed forces
Neutrality in the balance
Focus points
Proclaiming U.S. Neutrality
U.S. Anti-Militarism
Escadrille Americaine
Colonel Edward House
The Lusitania
The Sussex Sinking
The Mexican Expedition
Neutrals and Supportersp. 248
Unrest in the empires
Allied-sponsored revolts
Subversion and subterfuge
Worldwide neutrals and war
Focus points
The Easter Rising
King Feisal I
Japan's 21 Demands
The United States Moves to Warp. 260
The U.S. political climate
The decision for war
Focus points
"Peace without Victory"
Secretary of State Robert Lansing
Arthur Zimmermann
Wilson Goes to War
The U.S. Military Commitmentp. 280
Creating a modern U.S. Army
Forging the Expeditionary Force
An independent fighting force
Preparing for combat
The need for officers
Overcoming logistical difficulties
The U.S. Navy goes to war
Into battle on the western front
Focus points
Secretary of War Newton D. Baker
Native American Involvement
African American Recruitment
Sherwood Eddy
General of the Armies John Pershing
The Search for Peacep. 300
The Catholic Church and war
Wilson's "peace note"
Austro-Hungarian peace moves
Germany's peace resolution
The foundations of peace
Focus points
James Gerard
Wilson's Fourteen Points
Bibliographyp. 312
Indexp. 313
Volume 2 Victory and Defeat, 1917-1918
The Western Front, 1917p. 326
The cost of the western front
Planning the Allied attacks
The British attack at Arras
Nivelle's disastrous advance
British efforts in Flanders
The first tank offensive
Focus points
Field Marshal Douglas Haig
The Siegfried Line
Mine Warfare
F. R. J. Jefford
Allied Supreme War Council
Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau
The Eastern Front, 1917p. 348
Russia's last offensive
Russia's final collapse
War in the Balkans
Romania collapses
Focus points
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
Dissent in the Ranks
Germany's Storm Troopers
Poland and Independence
The Wider War, 1917p. 366
The fight for Palestine
The advance on Jerusalem
The struggle for Mesopotamia
War in East Africa
The Italian front
Focus points
The Balfour Declaration
The Arab Revolt
Erwin Rommel
The War at Sea, 1917p. 384
The Allied convoy system
The battle against the submarine
German surface actions
The Mediterranean theater
Baltic Operations
Japan's naval contribution
Focus points
Captain Adolf von Spiegel
Admiral William Sims
The Convoy System
Otranto Barrage
Vice Admiral Miklos Horthy
Germany's Last Attacksp. 402
Germany's great gamble
German forces and tactics
Marshal Ferdinand Foch
The Emperor's Battle
The Lys Offensive
Focus points
Bruchmuller's Timetable
Marshal Ferdinand Foch
Lieutenant Ernst Junger
Field Marshal Herbert Plumer
The First Tank Battle
U.S. Baptism of Firep. 418
Third Battle of the Aisne
The Battle of Belleau Wood
Focus points
Preparing the AEF for War
General Robert Lee Bullard
The Hello Girls
Equipping the AEF
Edwin L. James
U.S. War Artists
The Allies Fight Backp. 436
Second Battle of the Marne
U.S. troops defend the Marne
Aisne-Marne Offensive
Foch's dynamic leadership
Battle of Amiens
The Allies take control
Focus points
Captain Jesse Woolridge
Stars and Stripes
The Black Day of the German Army
The Final U.S. Offensivesp. 452
The St. Mihiel attack
Meuse-Argonne Offensive
The AEF's final advance
Focus points
General Hunter Liggett
U.S. Women at War
The Lost Battalion
Sergeant Alvin York
Europe's Other Theatersp. 470
Turmoil on the eastern front
Germany and the Ukraine
Nationalism and the Baltic states
Allied victory in Italy
Final moves in the Balkans
Focus points
Leon Trotsky
Allied Interventions in Russia
U.S. Forces in Italy
The Wider War, 1918p. 487
Allied plans in Palestine
Final battles in the Middle East
The African campaign concludes
Central and South America
The Far East
Focus points
Field Marshal Edmund Allenby
T. E. Lawrence
The War at Sea, 1918p. 502
The convoy battles
Transporting U.S. forces to Europe
War in the Mediterranean
The German Navy surrenders
Focus points
The Northern Barrage
The Tuscania Sinking
The Kiel Mutiny
Lieutenant Francis Hunter
The Collapse of Germanyp. 514
Breaking the Hindenburg Line
Germany seeks an armistice
Ending the war
Focus points
Deneys Rietz
Liberating Belgium
Compiegne and the Armistice
Rosa Luxemburg
The Human Cost of War
Europe after the Armisticep. 530
The aims of the Allies
The peace terms
Problems with the peace
Focus points
The League to Enforce Peace
Winston Churchill
John Maynard Keynes
The League of Nations
Peace and the Alliesp. 550
France: reconstruction and recovery
The Third Republic
The French search for security
The French colonies
British economic and social problems
Britain and Ireland
Italy: the road to fascism
Japan becomes a world power
Focus points
Aristide Briand
The Locarno Treaty
The Maginot Line
Ireland: Partition and Independence
The Defeated Powersp. 570
Germany's political turmoil
Chaos in Bavaria
The "enemy within"
The Weimar Republic
German economic problems
Austria-Hungary: an empire shattered
Turkey: the end of the Ottoman Empire
Russia in turmoil
The Russian Civil War
Communism in Russia
The new Russian economy
Focus points
The Dawes Plan
Adolf Hitler
The Munich Putsch
The Battle of Warsaw
The U.S. Legacyp. 590
U.S. power in a global context
Wilson and the League of Nations
Immigration, patriotism, and xenophobia
Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover
Prosperity and the automobile
Hollywood, and the Jazz Age
Focus points
Carrie Chapman Catt
The Red Scare
Carl Sandburg
Henry Cabot Lodge
The Nineteenth Amendment
The Eighteenth Amendment
The Wider Impactp. 612
India and Britain
The Middle East
Revolution in China
Focus points
Mohandas Gandhi
Mao Zedong
Bibliographyp. 632
Indexp. 633
Volume 3 Home Fronts/Technologies of War
The German Home Frontp. 646
1914: A nation united
The military assumes control
The war economy
The food crisis
The young and the old
Morale and propaganda
The Hindenburg Program
Manpower and money
The last years
Focus points:
Friedrich Ebert
Karl Liebknecht
Walther Rathenau and the KRA
Turnip Winter
Unrest in the Reichstag
Evelyn, Princess Blucher
France at Warp. 666
1914: Hopes of swift victory
Political unity and division
France's war economy
The media and propaganda
Morale after 1914
Fears of revolution
Focus points:
France's Union Sacree
E. L. Spears
Albert Thomas
Joseph Caillaux
Paris in Wartime
Germany's Paris Gun
The British Home Frontp. 686
The war begins
British industry at war
The power of organized labor
Government and the economy
Daily life
Entertainment and information
Focus points:
Helen Thomas
Defence of the Realm Act
Conscripts and Objectors
The War Cabinet
David Lloyd George
Britain under Fire
Home Fronts Elsewherep. 706
Shortages and unrest in Russia
The Austro-Hungarian Empire
Internal tensions
The state-run economy
The Italian people divided
The grim realities of war
Focus points:
Stephen Graham
Russia's Provisional Government
Count Istvan Tisza
Vittorio Orlando
The U.S. Home Frontp. 718
Federal agencies
Bosses and workers
The transportation crisis
Paying for the war
U.S. agriculture
Americans "toe the line"
Controlling "the threat within"
Focus points:
Bernard Baruch
The Wobblies
African Americans and War Work
Herbert Hoover
The Committee on Public Information
Wartime Prohibition
Eugene V. Debs
Women and the Warp. 738
Women in uniform
Women at work
Germany's women
French women at war
The British experience
Women in the United States
Women's working conditions
The bereaved
The impact of war service
Focus points:
Mabel Stobart
Women--For or against the War?
Edith Cavell
Mata Hari
U.S. Army Nurse Corps
Wartime Arts and the Mediap. 756
Culture and war
Authors and war fever
Propaganda efforts
The war novel
U.S. war fiction
Wartime poetry
Painters and illustrators
Cinemas and movies
Focus points:
Pacifism and the Arts
Wartime Censorship
Henri Barbusse
Women War Poets
Hollywood and the War
The New Peacep. 774
The returning soldiers
The impact on families
Unemployment and recession
The future for women
Changing attitudes
Focus points:
Spanish Flu Pandemic
Vera Brittain
Gold Star Mothers
The Bonus Marchers
Remembering the Warp. 790
Expressing national grief
Memorials and monuments
Portraying the war in the arts
The Great War and modern memory
Focus points:
Ernest Hemingway
Eric Maria Remarque
Abel Gance's J'Accuse
Veterans' Associations
Tactics and Weapons on Landp. 808
Trench warfare
Fighting beyond the trenches
Weapons of trench warfare
Focus points:
Cavalry at War
Werner Liebert
Antitank Equipment
Artillery at Warp. 828
Trench mortars
Gas warfare
Artillery tactics
Focus points:
The French "75"
Lieutenant Henri Desagneaux
Railroads and Artillery
Armor and Transportp. 848
Genesis of the tank
The tank's role
Antitank techniques
Mechanized transport
Focus points:
Tank Tactics at Cambrai
Plan 1919
Ernst Kabisch
Support Servicesp. 868
Logistical support
Medical services
Focus points:
Carrier Pigeons
U.S. Engineer Corps
Carl Brannen
Naval Warfarep. 882
Types of warships
Mine warfare
Naval aviation
Anti-submarine warfare
Focus points:
Commander George von Hase
Naval African Expedition
Captain Lothar von Arnauld de la Periere
The Cuxhaven Raid
War in the Airp. 902
The dawn of the fighter
The first aces
The airship menace
Strategic bombers
Antiaircraft weapons
Focus points:
Boelcke's Dicta
United States Army Air Force
Manfred von Richthofen
Stanley W. Coxon
The L59 Expedition
Bibliographyp. 922
Glossaryp. 923
For Further Researchp. 925
Time Line of World War Ip. 928
Index of Personalitiesp. 938
Index of Placesp. 940
Index of Battles and Campaignsp. 943
General Indexp. 946