World War One: History in an Hour

World War One History in an Hour Know your stuff Read a concise history of World War One in just one hour World War One brought with it the world s first experience of Total War involving all of the world s great powers polarized b

  • Title: World War One: History in an Hour
  • Author: Rupert Colley
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  • Page: 203
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  • Know your stuff Read a concise history of World War One in just one hour.World War One brought with it the world s first experience of Total War, involving all of the world s great powers, polarized between the Triple Entente, lead by Britain, France and Russia, and the Central Powers, dominated by Germany, Italy and Austria Hungary Around 9 million men lost their livesKnow your stuff Read a concise history of World War One in just one hour.World War One brought with it the world s first experience of Total War, involving all of the world s great powers, polarized between the Triple Entente, lead by Britain, France and Russia, and the Central Powers, dominated by Germany, Italy and Austria Hungary Around 9 million men lost their lives in a conflict that introduced the horrors of trench warfare, machine guns and toxic gas attacks WAR ONE HISTORY IN AN HOUR gives you a clear overview of the road to war, the major turning points and battles, and the key leaders involved, as well as the lasting impact the Great War had on almost every country in the world WORLD WAR ONE HISTORY IN AN HOUR is essential reading for all history lovers.Love history Know your stuff with History in an Hour

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  • Rupert Colley

    Founder, writer and Series Editor of History In An Hour historyinanhour , owned by HarperCollins UK, and now author of two novels.The first, My Brother the Enemy , a novella, is set during the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.The second, This Time Tomorrow , set during and following World War One, is a compelling story of war, brotherly love, passion and betrayal My third novel, The Black Maria , is set in Moscow in 1935, the height of Stalin s reign, about love crushed by the machine.


  • Tempted by the combination of this being a summary of a period of history of which I know very little and the fact it was free on , I was keen to give it a whirl. It does what it says on the tin - and presents a summary of the main campaigns of the First World War. As other reviewers have noted, the timeline jumps around somewhat - though this issue is difficult to overcome, as the war was fought in many parts of the world over long periods of time. The writing style is very factual - as it need [...]

  • Just like the other History in a Hour book I read, this is a quick and comprehensive book. An interesting but digestible guide to World War One.

  • Five stars for exactly what it sets out to be: an excellent overview of World War One, particularly someone coming to the war's history for the first time. You won't find a great deal of details about things like battles or the revolutionary movements that overthrew the Tsar and nearly upended Germanybut then if it did, it would be a standard much-longer-than-an-hour-to-read history. If you want something quick (I really did read it in about an hour) and basic that will sketch out nearly all of [...]

  • A fast, but interesting read, charting the causes, progress and aftermath of WWI.I was amazed at how much the author packed into such a small book, the information flowed, and gave lots of ideas for further research.The short biographies of some of the war's main protagonists, given in the second part of the book, were an excellent addition to this engaging sprint through four years of history.

  • If you don't know much about World War One I am sure this book will be very interesting. I know a lot more about the second World War so I found this book to have a lot of new information but not overly detailed enough to be become boring. Quick read that I took my time dipping into every so often.

  • Turns out I am quite a slow reader.Good read which will leave you checking out other sources as various facts pique your interest on a topic.

  • On 28 June 1914 a young Serbian named Gavrilo Princip shot the heir to the Austro-Hungarian empire and started a political avalanche that would eventually see over 13 million people dead, four Empires destroyed and a redrawing of many European country borders. Princip himself was too young to face execution for his crime, and lived in prison until 1918 before succumbing to tuberculosis.I was all set to take notes while reading this book, but I didn't have to. As you can expect from the In An Hou [...]

  • This summary is short, sweet, and to the point - similar to a Cliff's Notes version of the major actions and key players involved in World War I. This was well-researched and concise. While very high-level, it gives you enough to whet your appetite and want to learn more details, and the addition of pictures of the key players, etc enhance the value. I also liked the end notes which gave you autobiographical information on the key players, including what happened to them after the war and how th [...]

  • I might read all of these. Great way to get a quick intro to major events in world history. I think the author's bias might sneak in a little as can be expected. But give the man credit for condensing the history and keeping it entertaining. A great service to those of us who can't afford time for all of the details. Bravo!

  • Très intéressant pour avoir un survol de ce qui s'est passé lors de la Première grande guerre. Ne connaissant pas beaucoup l'histoire de cette guerre, c'est fascinant de constater tous les changements géopolitiques qui ont été amenés. Par contre, ça fait beaucoup de matériel en un si court document et ça devient étourdissant. Tout de même, ça donne le goût d'en savoir plus.

  • Comprehensive guide to the history of World War One. Could have more about the background of the war and why countries has started it but it's a good start for everyone, eho wants to learn something about history.

  • Excellent introduction to World War 1History in an HourA complex subject in an easy to understand formatI would recommend this book to anyone who wants an easy to understand introduction to this subject

  • True to it's word this book did only take (roughly) an hour to complete but it was quite dry and hard to pick back up. I suppose it may appeal more to true history buffs or someone studying WW1.

  • I'm ashamed to admit that I've never been overly interested in history and, to be frank, could have paid more attention to it in school. As the result of my negligence, I'm woefully ignorant of much of the finer details of our past and have recently decided to rectify this - trying to read up on the World Wars and watch a few, well-made documentaries.Due to this, World War One: History In An Hour caught my attention recently. It sounds perfect for my needs, suggesting a brief overview of the war [...]

  • World War I: History in an Hour by Rupert Colley (HarperPress, 2012) is just what it says it is: a brief look at the war for those interested in a taste of what it is about. HarperPress provides ebooks in this series for a very low cost (it appears to be a $1.99 or $2.99 price; see here). For people interested in history but that don’t have time for a full-length nonfiction book about it, this series may satisfy your curiosity as it did for me!True, I felt like names, dates, and places were th [...]

  • “World War One : History in One Hour” is presented like a textbook but without the dryness or detailed facts that invariably kill interest for all except the most avid historians.For someone who knows very little about the first world war, this book was much welcomed. I really finished it in less than an hour, and while I was a little overwhelmed by the numerous events that took place, I did not find the facts confusing or boring. I was also very glad to link up the time frame with major eve [...]

  • The trouble with reviewing these excellent “In an Hour” books is that I just end up displaying my complete ignorance of the topic in the first place. And they are usually quite important topics. This time, I read the book in my lunch hour, meaning it really did take just sixty minutes to devour.I followed the detail well, liked the in depth look at the main characters, and skipped over the timeline because I’d just read the facts in order. Could be useful for future reference though.I thou [...]

  • Not bad.I profess to be an amateur historian as I have no degrees to back-up the vast readings I've done on WWII and a small part to WWI. So, I'm always looking for something new and interesting. Sadly this one missed the mark.It does cover WWI in less than an hour and that is the problem. The reader is introduced to the facts and only the facts, yet the author fails to make any mention of the American Expedition in Russia. Yes, American troops were attempting to bring down Lenin and the new Com [...]

  • Very short book and it's really kit fair to complain that it doesn't go into enough depth. However WWI was beyond complex. This shorty book provides either a refresher course or an overview of this tragic time in the world. The astronomical loss of life is unfathomable. Yet it was WWI, in many ways, that ushered in the modern era, both militarily as well as diplomatically and geopolitically. The crises in the Middle East still reverberate today due to this war. WWI should be called a pressure co [...]

  • Continuing my reading theme of Remembrance for November, I was attracted to this concise history of World War One which aims to give enough historical information in the space of an hour's reading time.And does it fulfil its aim - well yes, I think it does, although as always it depends on personal reading speeds, but overall, the concise nature of the book makes it interesting and informative without getting too intent on too much detail. It's also the type of book that you can refer back to if [...]

  • This was a free kindle book and it was a very quick read.I think this is an excellent resource on WWI!The book first gives a chronological blow by blow of all the major battles, political maneuvers and revolutions beginning with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914 and ending with the Spanish flu and the Paris treaty of 1919.After that portion of the book, there is a section of short biographies of all the major players in the War from Royalty to politicians to Mata Hari.The boo [...]

  • I am a little embarrassed to admit that I read this book because of "Downton Abbey." My wife and I have been watching the British drama series and, in season two, Britain goes to war with Germany. It occurred to me that I didn't remember nearly as much World War One history as I would have liked, so I looked for a book that would give me a nice, brief summary of the war. I wanted the highlights without getting overwhelmed and I found it. This was a very nice review of the main events of WWI that [...]

  • All in all, not a bad little history about the First World War. It pretty much does what it says it does on the cover. Facts aren't glossed over but neither does Colley get bogged down in the details. The biographies of the major players at the end are a nice addition. If I had one minor complaint, it's that the book is a little too British-centric. Colley is clearly writing with a British readership in mind. There's a nice chapter about British life during the war; I wish there had been similar [...]

  • Great Book, some confusion. First, if you can read this book in an hour, you are a far faster reader than me! It's rated by Kindle at 86 pages, not true, thankfully, much longer than that. But NOT some terrible, ongoing, never ending, in-depth descriptive. This was a concise, but all inclusive, history of the period. It gave the reasons for the war, why it started, and most important, WHY a war that should have truly been settled in months, dragged on for years of agony. I consider myself a real [...]

  • To paraphrase from one of those appalling Ronseal adverts from the early Noughties; this book "did exaclty what it said" on the cover. Critically, the book assumes no prior knowledge which makes it a useful tool for both the casual reader, and those with more than just "a passing interest" in this vast tragedy. The book was presented in a clear and precise fashion. The narrative guides you through the critical moments of the Great War in a non-partisan manner, and provides innumerable leads for [...]

  • The idea of this series (History In An Hour) is to provide an overview of some historical subject in a format that you can read in an hour! But, of course, the length of time that it takes you to read this book will depend greatly on your reading speed. It took me half an hour to read it. Despite its' brevity, the book was able to touch on the many aspects of WWI - the war on land, on sea and in the air; the battles in Europe, the Middle East and the Far East; a chronology of major events in the [...]

  • British history is one of my favourite genres, but I also like reading loads of novels. So I don't like to 'waste' my time reading long, boring, textbook-type books. So this seemed ideal and indeed it was. What a perfect way to either learn a bit of history or brush up on what you may already know, but had forgotten without realising it.I will read this again soon to add bits I missed or already forgot. As it's only a hour's read + extra reading at the end on some of the main 'players' at the ti [...]

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