The World Crisis, 1911-1918
As first lord of the admiralty and minister for war and air, Churchill stood resolute at the center of international affairs. In this classic account, he dramatically details how the tides of despair and triumph flowed and ebbed as the political and military leaders of the time navigated the dangerous currents of world conflict.Churchill vividly recounts the major campaigns that shaped the war: th...
Paperback: 880 pages
Publisher: Free Press; Reissue edition (October 6, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.5 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 231786
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“Of all the books by Winton Churchill this is one of the best. I am engrossed in his use of language and clear explanations of the actions taken leading up to WW I. I'v read many books about the WW I, including The Guns of August by Barbra Tuchman, w...”
furious attacks of the Marne, the naval maneuvers off Jutland, Verdun's “soul-stirring frenzy,” and the surprising victory of Chemins des Dames. Here, too, he re-creates the dawn of modern warfare: the buzz of airplanes overhead, trench combat, artillery thunder, and the threat of chemical warfare. In Churchill's inimitable voice we hear how “the war to end all wars” instead gave birth to every war that would follow, including the current war in Iraq. Written with unprecedented flair and knowledge of the events, The World Crisis remains the single greatest history of World War I, essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand the twentieth century.