1914: History in an Hour

by Rupert Colley

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Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour. In 1914 the world changed. Europe's great powers were dragged, one by one, into a war by Serbian conflict which affected …read more

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Title 1914: History in an Hour
ISBN 9780007542550
Author by Rupert Colley
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint William Collins
Publication Date 7 November 2013
Format EPUB
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Number of Pages 60
Filesize 2.54 MB
Edition ePub edition
Language en
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade
Category World History
World History: From C 1900 -
World History: First World War
European History
Military History
Civil War
Battles & Campaigns

Reviews

'If the past is a foreign country, History in an Hour is like a high-class tour operator, offering delightfully enjoyable short breaks in the rich and diverse continent of our shared past.' Dominic Sandbrook
'The practice of History is ever-evolving, and the History In an Hour idea brings it back up to date for the digital age. Colley writes in an attractively readable style, and manages to convey the huge story that is WWII in a logical and accessible manner' Andrew Roberts, Bookseller
'This is genius' MacWorld.com

Author Biography

Rupert Colley was a librarian in Enfield for 22 years until September 2011. A history graduate, he launched the original History In An Hour in 2009 with a website, blog and 'World War Two In An Hour' as an iPhone app. He then expanded it to Kindle, iBooks and into the USA with a series of titles, and enlisted new writers by encouraging guest bloggers on the website. History In An Hour was acquired by Scott Pack for HarperPress in 2011.

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Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.
In 1914 the world changed. Europe's great powers were dragged, one by one, into a war by Serbian conflict which affected very few of them directly. At least it would resemble the short sharp battles of the previous century, many thought - fought with military bands, horsemen, and swift victories. But 1914 proved to be different, a watershed, as old notions of war were trampled in the mud.
'1914: History in an Hour' is the indispensable overview of the year that marked the end of the Belle Epoque and the shocking birth of modern mechanised warfare. It became a war of unimaginable horror, fought with terrifying new weapons that produced death on an industrial scale, a war that involved so many nations and reached into the fabric of their societies. 1914 shaped the First World War, and the years beyond.)

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