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by A J Taylor

  • Author: A J Taylor
  • ISBN: 0140024816
  • ISBN13: 978-0140024814
  • ePub: 1561 kb | FB2: 1412 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Military
  • Publisher: Penguin UK; New Impression edition (June 2, 2009)
  • Pages: 296
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 459
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The First World War: An Illustrated History (Penguin Books) ePub download

Taylor here manages in some 200 illustrated pages to say almost everything that is important for an understanding and . Having read this small volume, it prompted me to reread John Keegan's History of the First World War and I discovered how much I had missed the first time.

Taylor here manages in some 200 illustrated pages to say almost everything that is important for an understanding and, indeed, intellectual digestion of that vast event' Observer 'It is unlikely that there will be a more satisfactory compact survey of that Armageddon' Newsweek 'What makes Taylor's book outstanding is his capacity to penetrate through the undergrowth of controversy and conflicting interpretation t.

The First World War: An Illustrated History (Penguin Books). Taylor (1906-1990) was one of the most controversial historians of the twentieth century. He served as a lecturer at the Universities of Manchester, Oxford, and London. Series: Penguin History.

The First World War book. Paperback, 296 pages. Published June 2nd 2009 by Penguin UK (first published 1963). The First World War: An Illustrated History. A. J. P. Taylor was one of the most acclaimed and uncompromising historians of the twentieth century.

The First World War: An Illustrated History (Paperback). Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd ISBN: 9780140024814 Number of pages: 296 Weight: 358 g Dimensions: 201 x 132 x 14 mm. Taylor (author). Paperback 296 Pages, Published: 28/03/1974 Added to basket.

The New Statesman said of it: "Taylor is the only English historian now writing who can bend the bow of Gibbon and Macaulay. a masterpiece: lucid, compassionate, beautifully written in a bare, sparse style, and at the same time deeply disturbing. Several of Taylor's other works also received high praise.

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Taylor Penguin Books. One of the great nightmares when having a conversation about military history is to have your companion turn round and say, "So can you recommend a book about the First World War?" There has been an extremely large output on the war and the historiography has developed and altered significantly over the years. Taylor's book is ideal for the newcomer in that it is readable, concise and well illustrated with photos.

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A. J. P. Taylor was one of the most acclaimed and uncompromising historians of the twentieth century. In this clear, lively and now-classic account of the First World War, he tells the story of the conflict from the German advance in the West, through the Marne, Gallipoli, the Balkans and the War at Sea to the offensives of 1918 and the state of Europe after the war. Containing photographs and maps, this an essential history of the war that 'cut deep into the consciousness of modern man'.
Tejar
Very good book for the history buff. But a bit heavy abs weighted down fit the casual reader. Not so much am entertaining read, more like a college text on the subject.

I found myself pushing through all the historical data. I stopped reading soon after when it became a chore and not a joy to read.

However all of that maybe my fault. If you simply want to learn about WWI thus is a good book
Malaunitly
A very easy read. However, it does raise a number of interesting questions on some popular misconceptions about the war, but fails to questions a couple of common myths. A.J.P. Taylor was an interesting historian and controversial in his time. He makes you think and question the usual history of the war. Having read this small volume, it prompted me to reread John Keegan's History of the First World War and I discovered how much I had missed the first time. Now I will have to move on and reread several other accounts that I have read before. What moved me to read this book was Norman Davies' "No Simple Victory". Davies acknowledges Taylor as his mentor. I had enjoyed Davies book so much, I felt that I had to read some of Taylor's work. I was not disappointed. I remember hearing Taylor's name when I was in college in the 1960's, but I was a political science major with an interest in history. As I have gotten older, I have learned to appreciate history more and more. I would suggest this small volume as an excellent starting point for someone interested in World War I.
Dog_Uoll
My father Joshua Grimes served in WW1 and, told me & my sisters, it was pretty rough. He said compared to The Great War, WW2 wasn't much of anything. So I wanted to get this book which is the complete story, unlike John Toland's "No Mans Land" (though a very good read), which just covers America's involvement, from 1916 to 1918 and, focuses on little else other then the American view of that conflict. I wanted the whole story though. This is a pretty good book but, there are too many pix, I'd have preferred more text so I could learn more facts.
GoodLike
This is a good, concise overview of World War I along with many photos, although the paperback version is so small and with the photos all being vintage, it's hard to see details. Also, I believe the author is English and he doesn't seem to spend much time covering the US involvement or the idiocy of the Treaty of Versailles which paved the way for Nazism and Communism. A better reading book is "The Illusion of Victory: America in World War I" although it has few photos.
The Sphinx of Driz
The First World War by A J P Taylor was just what I was looking for - I was particularly interested in the photographs-
Kaye Cloniger
Iseared
A succinct and intelligent overview of the Great War. The "overview" aspect must be stressed. Strong on background to war and, of course, the war on the Western Front. World-wide aspect of the conflict is lacking, with the exception of the Gallipoli campaign. Clearly an Englishman writing. The illustrations are excellent and maps are merely adequate. You have to get used to Taylor's sharp and sharply worded opinions, particularly in the photo captions. Other than that, this is highly recommended for for a short (very short) introduction to the War to End All Wars.
Grari
A good book to start one's in depth study of the Great War. The pictures
point out the futility of war.
Fantastic
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