eBook World War I and the Age of Modern Warfare, 1st Edition

  • Kevin Hillstrom
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  • ISBN-10: 078081326X
  • ISBN-13: 9780780813267
  • DDC: 940.3
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 240 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released July 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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World War I and the Age of Modern Warfare provides a comprehensive overview of the "Great War," its geopolitical implications for the United States and the rest of the world, and the ways in which its new military technologies, strategies, and attitudes permanently altered the nature of warfare for soldiers and civilians alike.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
How to Use This Book.
Research Topics for World War I and the Age of Modern Warfare.
1: Narrative Overview.
2: Prologue.
3: Origins of “the Great War”.
4: New Military Technologies Unleashed.
5: Life and Death in the Trenches.
6: A New Kind of War for Civilians.
7: The United States Joins the Allies and Russia Backs Out.
8: The War Grinds to a Gruesome End.
9: The Legacy of World War I.
10: Biographies.
11: Ferdinand Foch (1851–1929).
12: Douglas Haig (1861–1928).
13: David Lloyd George (1863–1945).
14: Erich Ludendorff (1865–1937).
15: Tsar Nicholas II (1868–1918).
16: John J. Pershing (1860–1948).
17: Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859–1941).
18: Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924).
19: Primary Sources.
20: Starting Down the Path to War.
21: On the Eve of War.
22: France Celebrates Victory in the Battle of the Marne.
23: The United States Protests the Sinking of the Lusitania.
24: A German Witness to Genocide in Turkey.
25: The “Lust of Butchery” at Verdun.
26: A Soldier Gives Thanks for a Battle Wound.
27: A British Officer at the Western Front.
28: The Terror of Gas Warfare.
29: A German Soldier's Crisis of Conscience.
30: The Zimmermann Telegram.
31: Wilson Urges Congress to Declare War Against Germany.
32: Wilson's Fourteen Points.
33: Ludendorff Praises Germany's 1918 Spring Offensive.
34: Haig Issues His “Backs to the Wall” Order.
35: British Forces Occupy the German Rhineland.
36: Hitler Fumes about the Treaty of Versailles.
37: Britain's Last Veteran of the Great War Passes Away.
Important People, Places, and Terms.
Sources for Further Study.
Photo and Illustration Credits.