World War One by Rupert Colley

Published May 10, 2013

World War One by Rupert Colley

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The trouble with reviewing these excellent “In an Hour” books is that I just end up displaying my complete ignorance of the topic in the first place. And they are usually quite important topics. This time, I read the book in my lunch hour, meaning it really did take just sixty minutes to devour.

I followed the detail well, liked the in depth look at the main characters, and skipped over the timeline because I’d just read the facts in order. Could be useful for future reference though.

I thought this book was a bit harder going than some of the others, but only because it’s such a sprawling topic to cover - so many names and countries getting involved, weaving in and out of the action. It’s incredible to think all that happened took place in just four or five years, but this book does a great job at summing it all up and making it digestible. As ever, I enjoyed reading it, and will probably wind up reading it again at some point as a refresher!

Rating: Unrated

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