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World War One: History in an Hour by [Colley, Rupert]
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‘If the past is a foreign country, History in an Hour is like a high-class tour operator, offering delightfully enjoyable short breaks in the rich and diverse continent of our shared past’ Dominic Sandbrook

‘The practice of History is ever-evolving, and the History In An Hour idea brings it back up to date for the digital age’ Andrew Roberts, Bookseller

‘This is genius’ MacWorld.com

About the Author

Rupert Colley was a librarian in Enfield for 22 years until September 2011. A history graduate, he launched the original History In An Hour in 2009 with a website, blog and ‘World War Two In An Hour’ as an iPhone app. He then expanded it to Kindle, iBooks and into the USA with a series of titles, and enlisted new writers by encouraging guest bloggers on the website. History In An Hour was acquired by HarperCollins in 2011.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2741 KB
  • Print Length: 100 pages
  • Publisher: HarperPress (29 Mar. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007E3ESWC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 272 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #34,412 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Great to the point facts about World War One flows really easy to read and increased my knowledge of the war great read unfortunately very sad when you think of the loss of lives for the sake of a wrong turn by a driver
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This book is a concise version of key events before, during and after the war. There are many facts I didn't know and I recommend it for those who want to learn these key moments.
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VERY GOOD BOOK COVERING ALL THE MAIN POINTS, AND EXPLAINING EVERYTHING VERY CLEARLY. VALUE FOR MONEY. WOULD BUY ANOTHER TITLE.
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This is a fantastic and quick summary of the main points of WW1. Anyone needing a wee reminder of this crucial piece of history should definitely consider this book.
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A very useful quick-read overview.
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GOOD
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I don't think there is a better and quicker way to learn about the WW1.I recommend this book to anyone passionated by fast story telling.
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The History in an Hour series are proving to be very good at concise introductions to individual, large subjects, and so it is with World War One. Most people know a little about the trenches and the horrific slaughter but how many have heard of the devastating Iraq campaign or how many thousands of troops were stationed in Greece doing not a lot except making their presence felt so Greece would stay on the Allies side?

There are brief dips into the war at sea, in the air and how a young Winston Churchill was the prime mover of the disastrous Gallipoli campaign. The place were this book excels is right at the beginning as it explains why people wanted Arch Duke Ferdinand dead, how his driver's wrong turn presented the assassin with opportunity and the quick slide into war as countries were drawn in by commitments of mutual defence made in treaties signed long ago.

This is a top flight book which gives you the strategic overview of the war to end all wars, if only that last phrase were true. At the end of the book there is a brief biography of major personalities involved in the war and a chronology of events.
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