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Author Jeffery, Keith, author.

Title 1916 : a global history / Keith Jeffery.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Bloomsbury, 2016.


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  909.821 J361n 2016    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description 436 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
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Note "First published in Great Britain, 2015"--Title-page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-420) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Gallipoli -- Verdun -- On the Isonzo -- 'Ypres on the Liffey' -- Jutland and the war at sea -- The Eastern Front -- Asia -- The war in Africa -- The Somme -- The Eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans -- The USA -- Russia -- Conclusion: The potential for peace in 1916.
Summary So much of the literature on the First World War centers on the trench warfare of the Western Front, and these were essential battlegrounds. But the war was in fact truly a global conflict, and by focusing on a sequence of events in 1916 across many continents, historian Keith Jeffery's work casts new light on the Great War. Starting in January with the end of the catastrophic Gallipoli campaign, Jeffery recounts the massive struggle for Verdun over February and March; the Easter Rising in Ireland in April; dramatic events in Russia in June on the eastern front; the familiar story of the war in East Africa, where some 200,000 Africans may have died; and the November U.S. presidential race in which Woodrow Wilson was re-elected on a platform of keeping the United States out of the war -- a position he reversed within five months.
Subject World War (1914-1918) (OCoLC)fst01180746
World War (1914-1918.)
World War, 1914-1918.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Influence.
World politics -- 1900-1918.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) (OCoLC)fst00972484
World politics. (OCoLC)fst01181381
Added Title Nineteen sixteen
ISBN 9781620402696 (hardback)
1620402696 (hardback)
9781620402719 (ebook)
1620402718 (ebook)

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