World War One: a short history
The First World War was an overwhelming disaster from which everything else in the 20th century stemmed. Fourteen million combatants died, a further twenty million were wounded, four empires were destroyed and even the victors' empires were fatally damaged. The complexity and scale of the war have encouraged historians to write books on a similar scale. Norman Stone, one of Britain's greatest historians, has produced this terse, brilliantly written, opinionated and witty short history of the conflict. He distils a lifetime of teaching, arguing and thinking into this much talked about history book.
Soft cover, 240 pages.