eBook America at War: World War I: People, Politics, and Power, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615300481
  • ISBN-13: 9781615300488
  • DDC: 940.3
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 304 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010
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Beginning with the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand of Austria, World War I, sometimes called the Great War, spiraled into a struggle lasting four years, leaving ten million dead, and affecting the lives of millions more. This investigation of World War I begins in the shaky political climate that helped foment a massive conflict that swept up the world, follows through battles of import and their outcomes, and includes plenty of side focuses on such concepts as trench warfare and the Schlieffen Plan.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Roots of World War I.
2: Industrialism and Imperialism.
3: The Triple Entente.
4: The Road to War.
5: Crisis in the Balkans.
6: The Outbreak of War.
7: Initial Military Forces and Resources.
8: Naval Forces.
9: Machine Guns and Modern Artillery.
10: Tanks.
11: Chemical Weapons.
12: Air Power.
13: The Initial Stages of the War.
14: Initial Strategies.
15: The War in the West Begins.
16: Other Fronts.
17: The Stalemate Years Begin.
18: Major Developments in 1915.
19: Major Developments in 1916.
20: Major Developments in 1917.
21: The Stalemate Breaks, 1918.
22: Germany Regroups to Attack in the West.
23: Other Developments.
24: The Allies Launch the Final Attack on the Western Front.
25: Political Leaders.
26: Austro-Hungarian Empire.
27: Britain.
28: France.
29: Germany.
30: Italy.
31: Ottoman Empire.
32: Russia.
33: United States.
34: Military Commanders.
35: Entente Powers.
36: Central Powers.
37: Casualties of War.
38: The War Guilt Question.