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Edition: Routledge
Date of issue: December 1st 2008
ISBN: 0415460379
ISBN 13: 9780415460378
The author of the book: Martin Gilbert
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 979 KB

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I love maps and this was an excellent tool to get a visual about the events of WWI. I had just finished The Guns of August by Barbara Touchman and this helped to solidify my introductary grasp at understanding this war. It is a quick read at 164 pages of useful information highlighting major battles, statistics, country sacrifice, war material usage, battle movements, countries involved at what stage, and sequence of events. These maps, statistics, and sequenced events gave clarity. I think many people in this world are visual learners so presenting the material in this fashion may help them learn and understand better than reading a long novel.

The downside of this book is that it is virtually impossible to made the reader feel the terribleness of war through statistics. Novels make people realize the horrors of war much better than graphs or charts. The purpose of the book is not to make one feel the war, but understand the sequence and grandness of it all and to that goal this book effectively did that for me.

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Ebook The Routledge Atlas of the First World War read Online! The official biographer of Winston Churchill and a leading historian on the Twentieth Century, Sir Martin Gilbert was a scholar and an historian who, though his 88 books, has shown there is such a thing as “true history”

Born in London in 1936, Martin Gilbert was educated at Highgate School, and Magdalen College, Oxford, graduating with First Class Honours. He was a Research Scholar at St Anthony's College, and became a Fellow of Merton College, Oxford in 1962, and an Honorary Fellow in 1994. After working as a researcher for Randolph Churchill, Gilbert was chosen to take over the writing of the Churchill biography upon Randolph's death in 1968, writing six of the eight volumes of biography and editing twelve volumes of documents. In addition, Gilbert has written pioneering and classic works on the First and Second World Wars, the Twentieth Century, the Holocaust, and Jewish history.
Gilbert drove every aspect of his books, from finding archives to corresponding with eyewitnesses and participants that gave his work veracity and meaning, to finding and choosing illustrations, drawing maps that mention each place in the text, and compiling the indexes. He travelled widely lecturing and researching, advised political figures and filmmakers, and gave a voice and a name “to those who fought and those who fell.”

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