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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (300 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Russell Freedman Narrator: Zach McLarty Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Nonfiction master Russell Freedman illuminates for young readers the complex and rarely discussed subject of World War I. The tangled relationships and alliances of many nations, the introduction of modern weaponry, and top-level military decisions that resulted in thousands upon thousands of casualties all contributed to the “great war,” which people hoped and believed would be the only conflict of its kind. In this clear and authoritative account, the author shows the ways in which the seeds of a second world war were sown in the first. Numerous archival photographs give the often disturbing subject matter a moving visual counterpart. Includes source notes, a bibliography, and an index.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kifflie | 2/5/2014

    " Russell Freedman has pulled together another great nonfiction title for young readers. The photos chosen for this book do a great job of illustrating just how brutal this conflict was. The narrative reads very well. I could have used a few more maps near the end of the book just to remind the reader where all of these villages and towns were. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Denise | 2/2/2014

    " A great informational young adult book that explains the causes, battles on the European front and the politics and countries that entered World War I. Now, I'd like a great book on the 20 years between the 2 World Wars. Anyone know a good one? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kelsey | 1/27/2014

    " I seriously recommend to anyone curious about our current Middle Eastern troubles, our past Balkan genocides in the 90s, the Cold War, WW2, our shifts in foreign policy, Russian history, chemical warfare, the rise of Hitler, and even Downton Abbey, or War Horse, to read this book or any other novel on WW1- or The Great War as it was known by. The results from this war, caused by misunderstandings, conformity pressures, imperialism, nationalism, alliances, military and technological improvements, led to the reconstruction of Europe and the Ottoman Empire. READ IT. It is a real treat to look back on the lives of those who fought, lived through, and died in this war- and to listen to their stories. I loved it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sarah | 1/18/2014

    " I was really looking forward to this book, but I was disappointed in it. Oh, yes, it has the customary Russell Freedman exemplary prose and outstanding illustrations (although, where were the maps?), but it was pretty much a standard approach to World War I. Where was the point of view? Where was the new, exciting take on the topic? What was there in this book that is going to make any kid read it voluntarily? I didn't even think he made as much use of primary sources as he could have. "

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