History and military enthusiasts will find this to be a comprehensive and engaging guide to the first "total war." The book begins with details of the events and political machinations that led to the conflicts in Europe. It details military strategy, personal conflicts, and the devastation of both cities and the soldiers who fought in them. The book lists the most important people in the war, illuminating both victories and blunders, showing how each individual played a part in the many smaller conflicts that kept the world at war for four years.
Series: Biographies of War
Interest Level: Grades 7-12
Guided Reading Level: Z
Lexile Level: 1090
ISBN: 9781680480542 (Print) 9781680480566 (E-book)