The Great War 100: The First World War in Infographics Hardcover – 20 May 2014
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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!
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A really great and thoroughly recommended product. I purchased this book to use with several groups of 12 year olds and they were engrossed by the clear, precise and very well... Read morePublished 20 months ago by conor reeves
I won a signed copy of this book at my local school's Xmas raffle and at first I was a little disappointed as I am not really into history. Read morePublished 21 months ago by robin hunter
An imaginative and informative book, Info graphics are amazing and a superb way of delivering information. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Mrs H J Elkins
Concise and powerful. This book realises that the facts and numbers of the First World War speak for themselves. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Mr Carl Miller
I was lucky enough to win this book, not too sure I would have bought it - but now I have it I would definitely not be without it! Read morePublished 22 months ago by Claire Watson
I read a lot of history books, and when I got this for my birthday a few weeks ago I was delighted. What a great new way of telling history! Read morePublished 22 months ago by Andy Thorne
This is such a brilliant idea for a book. Not only have I enjoyed reading through it, it has really ignited the imaginations of my students. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Plinky plonk