William Kelleher Storey is professor of history at Millsaps College. His books include Guns, Race, and Power in Colonial South Africa and Writing History: A Guide for Students.
2 Empires, Technologies, and the Origins of War
3 European Rivalries
4 The Crisis of 1914
5 The Western Front, 1914–1915
6 The War in Eastern and Southern Europe, 1914–1915
7 The World War in Africa, 1914–1916
8 The War at Sea and the Global War, 1914–1915
9 The War in the Middle East, 1914–1916
10 The Offensives of 1916
11 Naval War and the U.S. Entry, 1916–1917
12 The Strains of Total War
13 The Offensives of 1917
14 Allied Empire Building, 1916–1918
15 Ideals and Manpower
16 The War’s End
17 The Peace Settlements
18 Understanding and Remembering the War
Sources on the First World War
By incorporating the most recent scholarship on the First World War, this third edition expands what was already an excellent account of the conflict. William Storey deftly brings together multiple approaches to the war in his compelling analysis, and his emphasis on environmental and technological factors provides a vital contribution to understanding both the conflict’s global dimensions and its legacies today.
Storey's concise global history of World War I is an accessible, readable history of the experiences and impacts of the Great War as it played out across the world. It addresses all of the traditional themes of significance while taking into account imperial and ecological issues that recent histories have urged us to consider. A timely addition to the vast literature of the war that will serve students well.
This is an useful work for anyone interested in the First World War, and a particularly valuable one for those lacking much prior knowledge of the conflict, and as a recommended reading in a modern history course.
-Explores World War I from a truly global perspective-Comprehensive yet compact, the book offers a concise and readable alternative to lengthy histories of the war-Presents a social and a global—as opposed to a purely Eurocentric military and diplomatic—history of the war-Offers an original perspective on several aspects of the war, especially the experiences of soldiers and the role of women -Unique emphasis on environmental and technological factors provides a vital contribution to understanding both the conflict’s global dimensions and its legacies today