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In its time it was called the Great War, the War to End All Wars, but today the events surrounding World War I are dimly recalled, reduced to a handful of obscure names and dates. Yet, the impact of this era of upheaval is still felt around the globe today. From women's suffrage, to the advent of mass-production, to the devastating loss of over 116,000 Americans, World War I left an indelible mark on our history and helped give birth to the ''American Century.''
Vividly illustrated with colorful contemporary posters, political cartoons and photos, this collection of essays on the Great War brings the period to life for a new generation. Written by prominent historians this volume encompasses both the context and legacy of the war, as well as the epic events that transpired. This is essential reading for any student of history or for anyone exploring the subject for the first time.
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