Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Trade in Yours
For a 0.95 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

Tell the Publisher!
Id like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

The Great War: 1914-1918 (Routledge Classics) [Paperback]

Marc Ferro
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
Price: 12.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Wednesday, 16 July? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details


Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover 77.21  
Paperback 12.99  
Trade In this Item for up to 0.95
Trade in The Great War: 1914-1918 (Routledge Classics) for an Amazon Gift Card of up to 0.95, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Book Description

12 Oct 2001 0415267358 978-0415267359 2
A landmark history of the war that firmly places the First World War in the context of imperialism and gives due weight to the role of non-Europeans in the conflict.

Frequently Bought Together

The Great War: 1914-1918 (Routledge Classics) + Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning: The Great War in European Cultural History (Canto Classics)
Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (12 Oct 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415267358
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415267359
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 260,550 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • See Complete Table of Contents

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description


'Morrow is an excellent military historian who follows quite strictly the war's events on the various fronts, revealing the colonial effort in troops and economics.' - Prof. Annette Becker, The Times Educational Supplement  

From the Back Cover

'A work of genius . . . succeeds supremely well in reflecting a new understanding of the nature of war.' - Arthur Marwick, author of The Nature of History.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
First Sentence
In the two generations before the war, to an extent greater than ever before, distances had shrunk and the world in effect had become smaller. Read the first page
Explore More
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
5.0 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
It is sometimes difficult to comprehend the scale of the Great War: millions upon millions of men fought and tens of millions died on battle-fronts spanning whole countries, with every major power sharing some of the bloodshed. Marc Ferro's excellent book explores the political causes of the war, the nature of the combat itself, and the effect the war had on the societies that continued to exist (and change) behind the frontline. It is an an academic book, full of detail and sharp analysis, but one that by virtue of its clarity can be fully appreciated by the general reader.
'The Great War' contains both overview and close-focus: big questions (the changing attitudes to merchant shipping and convoys, for example) sit alongside more personal details (there are several accounts of conditions in the trenches that evoke the horror of the time). Ferro does not set out to write a blow-by-blow account of the battles, but rather to re-examine the war from a new perspective, and there is an emphasis (the book was originally published in the '60s) on social and economic history. As you might expect, the book is structured thematically, but much of the information is communicated in concise narratve bursts that explain clearly the key historical sequences.
This is an eye-opening and readable history, perfect for anyone with an interest in fresh analyses of this subject.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 3.0 out of 5 stars  3 reviews
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Seen Its Day 22 May 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Originally translated from the French, in 1973 this title has since ceased to be the definative work that it once was. In the last 30 years a lot has been published on WWI.
However, it still can add material to those interested in a cursory review of the war from the French (Western Front) perspective. Which is also, one of the books great flaws. (Naval and particularly American participation get short shrift, while the Eastern Front fares a little better.)
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Historical Analysis 6 May 2010
By Jamar A. Billups - Published on Amazon.com
Ferro's book is a great piece of work to help understand the First World War. The opening chapter is perhaps the best part of the analysis, as it brings the reader into the story. The book however is one of my least favorite Great War books, and by the middle of the book sort of drags on. But nonetheless, the book is recommended!
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ferro The Great War 29 May 2012
By Pongracz Porges Marisa - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I was /am very interested in the subject (
/World War I)after I had read Keegan on the same subject.
Although This author has so many facts and dates and figures , the translation into English is far from perfect.
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Look for similar items by category