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World War I"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. "World War I: Biographies" profiles the major players of the period, including Woodrow Wilson, Kaiser Wilhelm II, John Pershing, Henri-Philippe Petain and many others. "World War I: Primary Sources" presents approximately 20 full or excerpted primary source materials, including diaries, speeches, letters, journals and memoirs, that are related to the period. Other features of the set 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.
World War I and the Age of Modern WarfareDefining Moments: World War I and the Age of Modern Warfare Provides users with a detailed and authoritative overview of this pivotal episode in world history. The preparation and arrangement of this volume-and all other books in the Defining Moments series-reflect an emphasis on providing a thorough and objective account of events that shaped our world and nation, presented in an easy-to-use reference work. World War I and the Age of Modern Warfare is divided into three main sections. The first of these sections, Narrative Overview, provides a comprehensive and understandable account of the tangled alliances and simmering nationalistic tensions that triggered the Great War; discusses the misconceptions and rationalzations that guided the decisions of many world leaders during the war; details the the horrors of trench warfare; describes the fearsome new generation of weapons used in the conflict; provides a broad overview of the war's key battles and offensives; and explains how the treaty of Versailles ensured that World War I was not in fact " the war to end all wars." The Second Sections, Biographies, provides valuable biographical background on the key Monarchs, presidents, and generals who directed the war efforts of the Allies and the Central powers. The third sectiion, Primary Sources, collects essential and illuminsating documents on World War I. Featured primary sources cover major military campaigns, events that led America to join the war, and remebrances of the Western Front from Famous writers like Siegfried Sassoon, Erich Maria Remarque, and Wilfred Owen.