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A Short History of the First World War by Gary Sheffield


Oneworld Publications, soft covers, 2014, £8.99. 256pp ISBN: 9–781–780–743–646  Writing a book to cover the first truly global conflict in a concise and meaningful way might seem daunting. Professor Sheffield is not the first to write a ‘short history’, nor will he be the last. He has managed to produce a very clear account of the war; from its ca…