Making the 100th anniversary of World War I, this series presents the dramatic course of events of the Great War and the conflict's lasting impact on the world. Discover the political and social turmoil of the time, the horrific conditions of trench warfare, the gripping accounts of naval combat, and the hero worship of flying aces. Short biographies and first-hand accounts help young readers relate to this world-changing period in history. The End of World War I: The Treaty of Versailles and Its Tragic Legacy describes the events that followed the armistice of November 11, 1918. At the Paris Peace Conference in 1919, the leaders of Britain, France, and the United States met to agree on how to deal with Germany and other defeated countries. This meeting redrew the map of Europe and set out the terms for the Treaty of Versailles-terms that would cripple Germany, create bitter resentment, and pave the road to World War II.
Table of Contents
Introduction From War to Troubled Peace 4
Chapter 1 The End of World War I 8
Chapter 2 Technological Advances 17
Chapter 3 Economic and Social Changes 26
Chapter 4 Political Shifts 30
Further Reading and Websites 45
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I bought this not realizing it was for children. It was a quick and good read. It covered a lot of information for being so simplified. There are pretty much no wasted words so reading it is kind of like reading bullet points in sentence form. Its in color and has glossy pages. Several pictures, though there could have been more.