A Library of the School of EducationDPIUW-Madison School Of EducationUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonUW-Madison LibraryUW-Madison Catalog
Home
About the CCBC
Authors and Illustrators
Recommended Books for Children and Young Adults
CCBC Calendar and Events
CCBC-Net
CCBC Podcasts
CCBC Publications
Intellectual Freedom
Links

Support the CCBC
Support the CCBC
Are you a...K-12 TeacherLibrarianEarly Childhood Care ProviderUW Student / Faculty

The War to End All Wars: World War I

by Russell Freedman

Published by Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010
176 pages
ISBN: 978-0-547-02686-2

Ages 12 and older

From the political tensions that preceded World War I to the assassination that sparked it to the Treaty of Versailles that defined the terms of peace in its aftermath (and set the stage for World War II), Russell Freeman provides a comprehensive look at the “War to End All Wars.” Brief accounts of the experiences of individual soldiers from various nations on both sides of the conflict bring important personal perspectives to a narrative that gives a sense of the fear, misery, and drudgery that were part of being a soldier in the trenches and on the battlefield of this war that extracted a horrifying human toll. Freedman also looks at the war’s impact on the people and the landscape of towns, villages and other contested areas that formed the war’s front lines. The weapons of warfare, as well as the politics and propaganda of war, are also part of this astute account illustrated with black-and-white photographs. Source notes, a bibliography, and an index round out the volume.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center


book cover
Book of the Week

ACCESSIBILITY POLICY:
In accordance with the UW-Madison Accessibility Policy, this site makes every effort to comply with the World Wide Web standards defined in the Federal Rehabilitation Act Section 508, specifically subsections 1194.22 and subsection 1194.31. If you need additional resources or have any questions or concerns about this site, please contact the site administrator for more information.
UW crest