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First World War
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  • Published: 2 November 2001
  • ISBN: 9780091793920
  • Imprint: Hutchinson
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 456
  • RRP: $105.00
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First World War

An Illustrated History


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John Keegan's The First World War is already established as the classic single volume history of the conflict. This large format edition gives an illustrative treatment both of the political and historical issues of the war, and of the experience of fighting it throughout the world on land, at sea and in the air.

'Magisterial in its scope, beautifully written and literally unputdownable.I cannot recommend Keegan's book too highly.'Julian Critchley, Scotsman 'Nobody describes a battle as Keegan does, vividly relating the unfolding events to the contours of the field of combat. This book is a kind of war memorial. As first-hand memory fades, The First World War honours the dead as only true history can.'Niall Ferguson, Sunday Times 'John Keegan's The First World War can take its place alongside the other defining works he has written. The best and most approachable introduction to the war.'David Horspool, Guardian 'Beautifully written and full of telling detail.The best overall account for the general reader that has appeared since that of Cyril Falls nearly forty years ago.'Michael Howard, Times Literary Supplement

  • Pub date: 2 November 2001
  • ISBN: 9780091793920
  • Imprint: Hutchinson
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 456
  • RRP: $105.00
Categories:

About the Author

John Keegan

John Keegan is the Defence Editor of the Daily Telegraph and Britain's foremost military historian. The Reith Lecturer in 1998, he is the author of many bestselling books including The Face of Battle, Six Armies in Normandy, Battle at Sea, The Second World War, A History of Warfare (awarded the Duff Cooper Prize), Warpaths, The Battle for History, The First World War, and most recently, Intelligence in War. For many years John Keegan was the Senior Lecturer in Military History at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and he has been a Fellow of Princeton University and Delmas Distinguished Professor of History at Vassar. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He received the OBE in the Gulf War honours list, and was knighted in the Millennium honours list in 1999. John Keegan died in August 2012.

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