"World War I: A Short History" Book Review by CalDR

"World War I: A Short History"
A review of the book "World War I: A Short History" by Michael Lyons.
# 29413 | 825 words | 0 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Jul 29, 2003 in History (U.S. World Wars) , History (European - World Wars) , Literature (General)

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This paper examines how in "World War I: A Short History", Michael Lyons seeks to give an understanding of the nature of the conflict, starting with the socio-economic conditions, foreign policy atmosphere and general sensibilities of the continental leaders that started the Great War. It looks at how from there he goes on to describe the war itself, from the trenches to American involvement to the effect of the conflict on communist revolutions in eastern Europe. It shows how he concludes by showing how the Germans defeated themselves with the idealist principles that dominated the idyllic campus lives of trench-shirkers and leaves us with Europe unsettled and waiting for round two while America's young heroes suffer in anguish from a particularly bad flu season.

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