Beginning with the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand of Austria, World War I spiralled into a struggle lasting four years, leaving ten million dead, and affecting the lives of millions more. This investigation begins in the shaky political climate that helped foment a massive conflict that swept up the world. Students will learn about important battles and their outcomes, and be intrigued by sidebars that introduce concepts such as trench warfare and the Schlieffen Plan. Incredible, eye-catching images support this unforgettable survey.

ISBN: 978-1-61530-013-6