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World War I Almanac
  • Authored by: David R. Woodward
  • From the Series: Almanacs of American Wars
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816071349
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7134-0
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $95.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 09/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 940
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 560


World War I has been referred to as the “war to end all wars” and ended with more than 20 million casualties. It was the first global war of the 20th century and also the first war to feature highly mechanized warfare—including tanks, airplanes, and poison gas. As a result of this cataclysmic event, great empires crumbled and new nations sprang into being. The political aftershocks of the “Great War” are still felt today from Palestine to the Balkans.

World War I Almanac contains a detailed, day-by-day chronology of the events as well as the people involved in World War I. An A-to-Z biographical dictionary of the key figures involved in the conflict is also included, as well as a comprehensive listing of vital statistics in the appendix. Researchers will appreciate the maps and illustrations as well as the extensive bibliography for further research.

Coverage includes:

  • Battle of the Somme
  • Ferdinand Foch
  • David Lloyd George
  • Douglas Haig
  • Paul von Hindenburg
  • Sherif Hussein
  • Mustafa Kemal (Atatürk)
  • T.E. Lawrence
  • League of Nations
  • Vladimir I. Lenin
  • Erich Ludendorff
  • Mustard gas
  • Palestine campaign
  • John J. Pershing
  • Zeppelins.


Black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Maps. Index. Appendix. Bibliography. Chronology.

About the Author(s)

David R. Woodward holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Georgia. He is currently professor emeritus at Marshall University and the author of several books dealing with World War I, including Hell in the Holy Land: World War I in the Middle East.

Reviews and Awards

"For those schools wanting to increase their holdings about the First World War this would be a needed addition. Recommended."

Library Media Connection

"...an excellent overview of the war...suitable for public and undergraduate libraries and libraries with military collections. Recommended."


"Entries are well written and well researched..."

American Reference Books Annual

"...a welcome addition to public, school, and academic libraries..."


"This noteworthy resource offers students a day-by-day, comprehensive chronology...detailed and highly readable...excellent...[a] valuable work..."

School Library Journal

"Useful...impressive...valuable...a highly recommended addition to school, college and university, and public libraries."

American Reference Books Annual

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