Amazon.com: Customer reviews: World War 1: World War I in 50 Events: From the Very Beginning to the Fall of the Central Powers (War Books, World War 1 Books, War History) (History in 50 Events Series Book 5)
The author has taken a chronological/event-based approach to narrating the events of World War I. This book is divided into four main sections. The introduction discusses the groundwork leading to the outbreak of work going back to the end of the Franco-Prussian War and the enmity between France and Germany. It continues to the Battle of Mons. The next section picks up with the Russians suffering defeat at Tannenberg and ends with the British initiating military conscription. Section Three shows the tide of war changing as the Allies become actively engaged in Caporetto and ends with the Turkish losing at Megiddo. The last section covers events from the Central Powers collapse and surrender to the signing of The Treaty of Versailles. Unfortunately, the severe terms of the peace treaty lay the groundwork for simmering tensions, the rise of dictators, and the conflicts leading up to World War II.
Each event is discussed in a few pages. Weber singles out the most important issues, including photos of battle scenes and portraits of the important players. The text is set in large font, although the illustrations are rather small. While the information is not extensive on any one particular topic, the author manages to create a rather detailed, easy to read reference study. I would recommend the book to history buffs, middle and high school students and home school parents who wish to learn about the topic.
This is really a short of book that should be introduced in educational institutions. World War one was probably the most devastating war because it was the first one that had so many casualties and nobody had the technology and medical advancements that we have today that saves the lives of countless. Soldier stories are special because they're stories told about real people who took huge risks and leaps of faith just to protect us and they survived long enough to tell the tale or were famous enough to have someone else do it for them. The book is a great and interesting read. If you want to know the basics of the war and some of the day who fought in it, his books is an ideal one to read. I would certainly recommend this to anyone wanting to learn more about world war one. Interesting Book!!!!
History books has always been boring for me but this one is different. It's still history but in a short and brief. I wish my elementary history books were like this I could just memorize it in 50 events. Geesh, I had so many sleepless nights with history and hated it to bits especially the dates. I am actually inspired to write even a shorter version of this. haha.
I really enjoyed the book World War 1: World War I in 50 Events: From the Very Beginning to the Fall of the Central Powers. This is a fairly quick read that is brief and concise about World War I. The book is factual. I recommend this book to anyone who likes military history or needs a brief concise introduction to World War I. I will read many more books from this author.
it was great book on world war 1 history. i learned a lot. i actually love reading history books and i have to say this was an awesome history book. i learned a lot. i recommend this book to anyone interested in history.