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The American Heritage History of World War I
The American Heritage History of World War I Author:S. L. A. Marshall, Brigadier General USAR (Ret.) From the perspective of half a century, "The American Heritage History of World War I" describes and analyzes the origins, course, and immediate aftermath of the colossal conflict. — The story begins with a backward look at a smug and complacent world that had ensnared itself in a network of alliances. It ends, following a detailed survey of the... more » strategies, the incredible errors and the terrible slaughter of four agonizing years, with the Treaty of Versailles, an ill-starred pact which sowed the seeds for the dictatorships that were to plunge the following generation into World War II.
"...the best thing of its kind...." -The New York Times
"...written by the American who ranks with Winston Churchill as the greatest writer about modern war." -Louisville Times
"...the most complete, authoritative, most readable history of the war yet to appear." -St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Brigadier General S. L. A. Marshall USAR(ret.) served in both World Wars and the Korean War. In the words of Carl Sandburg, General Marshall "rates among many of us as the greatest of writers on modern war." His previous books include "Blitzkrieg", "Bastogne", "Pork Chop Hill", "Sinai Victory", and "Battle at Best".« less