Defining Moments in American History: World War I and the Age of Modern Warfare

Editor/Author Hillstrom, Kevin
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Inc.

ISBN: 978-1-78402-635-6
Category: History - United States -- History
Image Count: 53
Book Status: Pending
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Provides a detailed account of the alliances and tensions that triggered the Great War; details the horrors of trench warfare and the new weapons used in the conflict; provides an overview of the wars key offensives; and explains the legacy of the war.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • How to Use This Book
  • Research Topics for Defining Moments: World War I and the Age of Modern Warfare
  • Prologue
  • Chapter One: Origins of “The Great War”
  • Chapter Two: New Military Technologies Unleashed
  • Chapter Three: Life and Death in the Trenches
  • Chapter Four: A New Kind of War for Civilians
  • Chapter Five: The United States Joins the Allies and Russia Backs Out
  • Chapter Six: The War Grinds to a Gruesome End
  • Chapter Seven: The Legacy of World War I
  • Ferdinand Foch (1851-1929) - French General and Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Armies
  • Douglas Haig (1861-1928) - British Commander-in-Chief of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF)
  • David Lloyd George (1863-1945) - British Prime Minister from 1916 to 1922
  • Erich Ludendorff (1865-1937) - German General and Chief Architect of the Spring 1918 German Offensive
  • Tsar Nicholas II (1868-1918) - Emperor of Russia during World War I
  • John J. Pershing (1860-1948) - Commander of American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) in World War I
  • Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859-1941) - German Emperor during World War I
  • Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) - President of the United States during World War I
  • Starting Down the Path to War
  • On the Eve of War
  • France Celebrates Victory in the Battle of the Marne
  • The United States Protests the Sinking of the Lusitania
  • A German Witness to Genocide in Turkey
  • The “Lust of Butchery” at Verdun
  • A Soldier Gives Thanks for a Battle Wound
  • A British Officer at the Western Front
  • The Terror of Gas Warfare
  • A German Soldier's Crisis of Conscience
  • The Zimmermann Telegram
  • Wilson Urges Congress to Declare War against Germany
  • Wilson's Fourteen Points
  • Ludendorff Praises Germany's 1918 Spring Offensive
  • Haig Issues His “Backs to the Wall” Order
  • British Forces Occupy the German Rhineland
  • Hitler Fumes about the Treaty of Versailles
  • Britain's Last Veteran of the Great War Passes Away
  • Important People, Places, and Terms
  • Chronology
  • Sources for Further Study
  • Bibliography
  • Photo and Illustration Credits