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About the Author

R.G. Grant is a history writer who has published more than 20 books on aspects of social life and military conflict in the 20th century

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Obras por R. G. Grant

Battle: A Visual Journey Through 5,000 Years of Combat (2005) 462 exemplares, 4 críticas
Flight: 100 Years of Aviation (2002) 384 exemplares, 3 críticas
World War I: The Definitive Visual History (2014) 266 exemplares, 10 críticas
Battle at Sea: 3,000 Years of Naval Warfare (2008) 202 exemplares, 2 críticas
Superstars of Science (2015) 158 exemplares
Commanders (2010) 122 exemplares, 2 críticas
Slavery: Real People and Their Stories of Enslavement (2009) — Editor — 51 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Cold War (Timelines) (2007) 23 exemplares
Planes: A Complete History (2014) 21 exemplares
Armistice 1918 (The World Wars) (2000) 21 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Holocaust (New Perspectives) (1997) 21 exemplares
Communism (Systems of Government) (2005) 13 exemplares
Genocide (Talking Points) (1998) 12 exemplares
Hiroshima (How Did it Happen?) (2005) 12 exemplares
The American Revolution (Thomson Learning (Firm) (1995) 12 exemplares, 1 crítica
Assassinations (1638) 11 exemplares
The Sixties (Look at Life in) (2000) 11 exemplares
World War I (How Did It Happen?) (2005) 10 exemplares
The Seventies (Look at Life in) (1999) 9 exemplares
Visual History of Britain (2006) 6 exemplares
1848, year of revolution (1995) 6 exemplares
Warrior and Weapon (Gift Set) (2013) 6 exemplares, 1 crítica
Protesting capitalism (2003) 4 exemplares
The 1960s (1990) 4 exemplares
GREATEST MOMENTS IN CRICKET (1991) 4 exemplares
The SEVENTIES 1 exemplar
maches / μάχες (2007) 1 exemplar
World War II in Minutes (2019) 1 exemplar
Soldados 1 exemplar
The SIXTIES 1 exemplar
Guerre e Battaglie. Battaglie Navali. Vol. 1 (2008) 1 exemplar, 1 crítica
Soldater i krig 1 exemplar
History of Modern Britain (2010) 1 exemplar
Guerre e Battaglie. Soldati. Vol. 1 (2007) 1 exemplar, 1 crítica
Guerre e Battaglie. Soldati. Vol. 2 (2007) 1 exemplar, 1 crítica
Guerre e Battaglie. Battaglie Navali. Vol. 2 (2008) 1 exemplar, 1 crítica
Guerre e Battaglie. Aerei. Vol. 1 (2002) 1 exemplar, 1 crítica
Guerre e Battaglie. Aerei. Vol. 2 (2002) 1 exemplar, 1 crítica
Guerre e Battaglie. Aerei. Vol. 3 (2002) 1 exemplar, 1 crítica
Guerre e Battaglie. Grandi Battaglie. Vol. 2 (2005) 1 exemplar, 1 crítica
S gennem 3000 (2009) 1 exemplar
Förintelsen (1998) 1 exemplar
Rasisme i det 20. århundre (1999) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Writers: Their Lives and Works (2018) — Contribuidor — 105 exemplares, 3 críticas

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Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Grant, Reg
Data de nascimento
1949-02-21
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK

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What is not to love about a book that has been put together by The Smithsonian and DK? Sometimes they don’t always hit the right note and produce a piece of work that appeals to all audiences, but with this book they hit all markets and made this period of our world history accessible to everyone.

Full of pictures, maps and excerpts from people who were actually there, this book provides an interesting collection of information about the World War I. I originally picked this book up as I am having to write a paper on trench warfare, and found facts in here that I had not come across anywhere else; the detailed maps were also a plus in my research, and would help in understanding this form of warfare to those not familiar with it.

For those who might be concerned that this book may be too much for younger readers, there is no need; although the pictures used are mainly ‘war’ photographs and paintings, there is nothing too graphic or disturbing about them, rather the opposite they exude a sense of sadness when viewed from this point in our history. The start of the book provides a timeline up to the outbreak of war, and then in a somewhat chronological order follows it through to the Armistice and then the aftermath and how the end of the war didn’t just stop with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. The way in which this book has been put together gives the reader the museum experience without leaving the comfort of their own homes, and the heavy pages and striking cover add to this feeling of being in another place.

My reasoning for giving this lovely book only a four thumbs rating was the size of the text, I did find it rather small and densely packed in places, and would have been happier with more pages in the book if the text were larger. Overall though this a great book to use as an introduction to the era, and as a supplement to more serious studies; as a plus it also looks great on the coffee table too.

I would highly recommend this book to all who are interested in this era, or just want to expand their knowledge about, what was supposed to be, the ‘war to end all wars’. It will make the reader think considering that some of the places mentioned in the book are still fighting today, which will bring up the question of why?


Originally reviewed on: http://catesbooknuthut.com/2014/10/22/world-war-i-the-definitive-visual-history-...





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Melline | 9 outras críticas | Aug 13, 2022 |
A well-written encyclopedic compendium of well-known military commanders throughout history. Grant uses an easy-to-understand narrative style while focusing on the strategies and tactics of the commanders discussed. However, a great letdown is the fact that Grant focuses on stereotypical commanders and provides no insights into hitherto unexplored/unknown figures.
 
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Amarj33t_5ingh | 1 outra crítica | Jul 8, 2022 |
100 years of airborne innovation and adventure for aviation fans - in a new compact edition From the Wright brothers' first powered flight, to Concorde's final voyage and the tragic crash of the Columbia, take a sky-high journey through the history of aviation. Charting the trailblazers, jet test pilots and constant progress at the cutting-edge of technology, every aspect of flight is explored. Recalling memorable events - record-breaking flights, aerial warfare and terrorist hijackings - this is the story of how man's dream to fly became a reality and central to modern history. Endorsed by the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum and the Imperial War Museum, Duxford.… (mais)
 
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Hanita73 | 2 outras críticas | Feb 17, 2022 |
The practice of slavery is traced with unvarnished words and pictures from ancient times through the nineteenth century, and to the present day, where it actually continues in some parts of the world.
 
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NCSS | 2 outras críticas | Jul 23, 2021 |

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Obras
89
Also by
1
Membros
2,662
Popularidade
#9,638
Avaliação
4.2
Críticas
40
ISBN
279
Línguas
16

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