The Great War, 1914-1918
Essays on the Military, Political and Social History of the First World War
Military History - World War I
5.5 x 8.5, 208 pp.
7 b&w photos.
Pub Date: 06/01/1990
Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series
Price:        $39.50 s


Published by Texas A&M University Press

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The Great War, 1914-1918

Essays on the Military, Political and Social History of the First World War

Edited by R. J. Q. Adams

In this collection of seven original essays and three critical comments, senior scholars address the greatest conflict in modern history to its time--the 1914-18 World War.

Trevor Wilson begins with an essay on the historical significance of the war, Alfred Gollin writes on early British air defense arrangements, and Martin Kitchen discusses civil-military relations in Germany. Critical comment on these papers is given by Thomas C. Kennedy.

The wartime experience of the Canadian Expeditionary Force is the subject of an essay by Desmond Morton, while Charles R. Shrader analyzes the history of U.S. troops integrated into the British logistical system. T. H. E. Travers offers critical comment.

Edward M. Coffman discusses the pre-war training of the U.S. Officer Corps, and Paolo E. Coletta closes the volume with an essay on the U.S. Navy during the period of American neutrality. Joseph G. Dawson comments on these papers.

R. J. Q. Adams is professor of history at Texas A&M University. He is co-author and author of several books, including Arms and the Wizard: Lloyd George and the Ministry of Munitions, 1914-1918, published by Texas A&M University Press.

What Readers Are Saying:

"This stimulating collection of short essays covering political, military, and social problems of WWI provides an excellent view of the complexities and contradictions of modern warfare." --Choice

"All told, these essays . . . provide many fresh insights into significant aspects of that conflict. They deserve to be read and pondered." --Journal of American History

"This is a useful little volume for anyone with an interest in the first world war. . . . the book contains the reflections of eminent scholars whose monographs are well-known and equally as well respected. When Trevor Wilson speaks, historians listen." --Albion


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