Review: WORLD WAR ONE: HISTORY IN AN HOUR by Rupert Colley

Tutu’s Two Cents has reviewed World War One: History in an Hour by Rupert Colley for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012.  Here’s an excerpt:

Colley sets out to give us a bare bones, just the facts timeline of who did what when, and what the consequences (albeit very spartan) were. By leaving out footnotes and esoteric discussions of various battle theories, by omitting chapters and books full of historical background, he manages to give us a clear and naked version of THE WAR and the players.

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Writing Wrongs recently read and reviewed this book as well.  Here’s a bit of what she had to say:

That being said, it’s a great place to start if you don’t have a passing familiarity with WWI, or haven’t done any serious reading on the topic since 11th grade world history. The narrative style is engaging, and the book itself is broken into sections, which makes it easy to set down and pick back up again.

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