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Documenting World War I - Philip Steele
Call Number: 940.3 STE
ISBN: 9781435896734
Few could imagine when World War I began in 1914, that it would last for four grueling years, leaving nearly forty million casualties in its wake. With such a large, all-encompassing conflict, typical focus is on countries and ideologies, but behind this event are individual people and motives. This book explores every aspect of World War I from the events leading up to the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand to the Treaty of Versailles and its aftermathall through fascinating primary source documents and a thrilling narration.

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World War I - UXL Staff (Contribution by)
Call Number: 940.3 PEN
ISBN: 9780787654764
This resource presents comprehensive coverage of the World War I period. "World War I: Almanac" contains 12 chapters covering major topics related to the period, including the roots of the war; causes of U.S. involvement; the Espionage Act and Sedition Act; weapons of mass destruction; and more. Other features include maps, a detailed chronology of events, sidebars featuring related information, a glossary of "Words to Know, " research and activity ideas, and a list of further reading sources.

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World War I - Simon Adams; Andy Crawford (Illustrator, Photographer); Jayne Parsons (Editor); Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
Call Number: 940.3 ADA
ISBN: 9780789479396
Discover the misery of life in the trenches -- and how the Great War devastated Europe. Here is an original and exciting guide to the grim challenge of life or death on the Western Front. Devastating first-hand reports and contemporary photographs of the battles that slaughtered millions, together with a clear account of how nation upon nation sent their men to join the carnage, combine to present a dramatic "eyewitness" view of this most terrible war. See the bullet-riddled car of the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, everyday life in the dugout, sappers mining tunnels beneath the enemy, and Mata Hari learning the art of spying. Learn how people avoided gas attacks, when periscopes were used, what soldiers wrote home to their sweethearts and mothers, the best way to use a tank, how troops flattened a hillside, and the meaning of Armistice Day. Discover how it felt to go over the top, what happened to all the bodies, how people dealt with shell shock, why war led to revolution, and much, much more.

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World War I - Zachary Kent
Call Number: 940.3 KEN
ISBN: 9780894905230
Looks at the causes and results of the First World War, and describes major battles and strategies.

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