World War One: A Layman’s Guide (signed paperback)

£7.99

5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

This guide has been written specifically for people with little or no prior knowledge of the First World War and will be an ideal introduction to what can be a very complicated and daunting subject.

For anyone looking for an entertaining and informative overview of The First World War, this ‘Layman’s Guide’ is more like a chat down the pub rather than a heavy history text and provides just enough detail to gain a good grounding of knowledge and understanding, without the reader becoming overwhelmed with detail and complexity.

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This guide has been written specifically for people with little or no prior knowledge of the First World War and will be an ideal introduction to what can be a very complicated and daunting subject.

Written in an engaging way, this is more like a chat down the pub rather than a heavy historical text, and with short, sharp chapters it is very easy to dive in and out without having to re-read the previous 5 pages in an effort to remember where you left off last time your were reading.

For anyone looking for an entertaining and informative overview of The First World War, this Layman’s Guide provides just enough detail to gain a good grounding of knowledge and understanding, without the reader becoming overwhelmed with detail and complexity.

2 reviews for World War One: A Layman’s Guide (signed paperback)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Review submitted to Amazon UK by ARoberts on 27.3.13
    This is really the sort of book that should be introduced in schools. I’m sure I would, have paid more attention! The author writes clearly and concisely with a sympathetic spin that draws you in without baffling you. While it is easy to read and understand, it is still thorough and takes you through all the major events in WWI. The author clearly has an in depth knowledge as well as an understanding of how to convey his knowledge concisely. I would certainly recommend this to anyone wanting to learn more about WWI but doesn’t necessarily want to read a heavy guide.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    As the product info says, this book is perfect for any novice wanting to find out about WWI. The very detailed chapters make it easy to find key parts and to dip in and out of the book. it was easy to understand and there was not too much use of technical language to confuse people. The manner in which the book is written really sucks you in. It is not too formal and not to serious, which I’ve found can turn people away from this important topic.

    As a teacher I have recommended the book to students wishing to do extra reading around the subject and would do so again. It is ideal for this.

    Just a shame that it’s not in print. I love my kindle, but it’s not as handy as being able to pick up a book and flick through to the page you want 🙂

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