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The Great War 100: The First World War in Infographics Hardcover – 20 May 2014

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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press; 1 edition (20 May 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 075248639X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752486390
  • Product Dimensions: 25.1 x 2.3 x 25.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 101,283 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Scott Addington is an author and historian who runs a military research website and has been researching the stories of soldiers, sailors, and airmen from World War I for more than 10 years.

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As both my husband and I have a great interest in the World War 1 and 2 eras, we are always looking out for books which give accounts covering the many aspects of these Wars. One book we discovered is this infographics one which sums up the Great War in myriad detail (the amount of research undertaken I can only assume was massive and time-consuming) but is laid out simply, interestingly and comprehensively. It's the kind of book you find yourself dipping in and out of and thinking, well I wondered about this and never knew that!

I have heard that this author has written other War books and if this one is anything to go by, they should also be worth a read. We would definitely recommend this particular one.
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I really like this book. It brings history alive in a very 21st century way. Far from being a collection of statistics, it helped me visualise what WW1 meant from lots of different perspectives.

I particularly enjoyed the section about Infantry battles. It gives a sense of what happened, but incredibly quickly!

It's also a great conversation starter. A few friends came to the house at the weekend. One picked it up and didn't say anything until he'd read a fair bit. Then, we discussed a few of our favourite parts...

Well recommended and worth the money!
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Students find the Great War a fascinating topic, they are eager to learn about the experiences and conditions facing soldiers and there is a great wealth of teaching material out there to use. Even so, all learners are different and finding new and different ways of presenting the past is a key part of successful teaching. The infographics that are presented in this book are an excellent way of engaging students and presenting ideas clearly; a number of key battles are presented within the book giving learners the opportunity to easily compare and contrast the events and their significance. The book is very well presented with clear diagrams that are aesthetically put together, and students have been keen to browse through the pages and use it as a stepping stone to additional research. A great 'modern' take on an extremely important period of the past.
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With the centenary of the First World War underway, there has been an explosion of new books published on the conflict, which add to the already considerable number of existing titles. However, ‘The Great War 100: The First World War in Infographics’ by Scott Addington offers the reader something new and very different.

The book, as the title suggests, uses infographics (that is visual representations of information and data) to explore the numerous aspects of the Great War. However, this is not simply a book full of First World War related pictures as seen in other works, rather it offers the reader a very smartly designed set of modern graphics that instantly convey to the reader information on the aspect of the conflict that is being explored on the page before him or her. Along with the graphics is text, giving more data and information, but this is kept to a relative minimum. Subject areas of the First World War examined in the book include themes such as weapons, medals, tanks, aircraft, ships, casualty statistics, amongst many many more. In addition the author explores each year of the conflict as well as the nations involved.

While the use of such graphics may sound slightly odd for a history book it actually works extremely well. Addington has put together a beautiful yet highly informative book that should appeal to both the general reader and the history enthusiast alike. Likewise the book will be of interest to a wide range of ages. This unique and well put together work deserves a five out of five star rating.
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A fabulous book, we purchased one for my son as he is starting to look at the history of WW1 at school. To cover such a vast and complicated subject in this way is a revelation, it covers all areas in a very digestible way, and my son loves it.

The book has become well read and we have even purchased 2 others for family members birthdays. I have read numerous books on both WW1 and WW2 by some of the bigger names in historical writing, and it often feels as though they are writing for themselves or other academics and can be very heavy going, this book presents the facts in a way you can just pick up and read a few pages when you have time.

Highly recommended
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Picked up this book in my local Waterstones ( sorry Amazon ) as a birthday present for my brother-in-law, but when i got it home and flicked through it i was so hooked on the way this book clearly articulates the story of the First World War that i kept his copy for myself and got him another one.I have not seen a history book present facts,battles,weapons etc in such a clear, easy to understand way before - the infographics are stunning, the facts are presented clearly and are very easy to understand. I highly recommend this book.
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A colourful book with lots of interesting facts and graphics which makes it the perfect coffee table book. Ideal for those who are new to the subject or don't want to wade through dense campaign histories of the Great War. It does have some annoying features such as using outlines of countries with current boundaries rather than those for 1914. If you are looking for a concise map based history of the war look elsewhere, but the title does say it, its an infographics of the First World War.
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