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World War I, Revised Edition
  • Format
  • Authored by: Peter I. Bosco; Revised by Antoinette Bosco; General Editor: John S. Bowman
  • From the Series: America at War
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816081883
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-8188-2
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $45.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 09/01/2010
  • Dewey Number: 940.3
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 200


A century of material progress and growing prosperity led the nations of Western Europe to believe that they were in the vanguard of a new and peaceful world order. But their economic rivalries, backed by growing military establishments, finally degenerated to an extreme level of barbarity. World War I rocked the political balance of Europe, interrupted its economic growth, and decimated a generation of its youth. It began the disintegration of the colonial system that had seemed so permanent in 1914 and launched communism as a world force. World War I, Revised Edition provides a concise, highly readable portrait of this great conflict, with an emphasis on the critical role played by the United States. A new chapter added to this edition includes the military innovations in tactics and weaponry, giving readers a complete picture of the "War to End All Wars."


Full-color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Full-color maps. Sidebars. Further reading. Glossary. Index.

About the Author(s)

Peter I. Bosco taught both high school and junior high. World War I is the culmination of his longtime interest in this significant event in U.S. history. Before attending West Connecticut State University, from which he earned a B.A., Bosco served in the U.S. Army as an infantryman. During his two-year tour of duty with NATO, he was able to see firsthand many of the First World War's historic sights and battlegrounds.

Antoinette Bosco holds a Ph.D. from the College of St. Rose, a master's degree in humanities from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and a bachelor of science. She is a columnist for Catholic News Service, Washington, D.C.; has published 14 books and more than 300 articles, stories, and commentaries; and has contributed to five other books. Bosco is a member of the Society of Newspaper Columnists and the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

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