‘Almanac of World War I’ Book Review

Mount Readmore Book Review, 2017 44/100


Almanac of World War I By David F. Burg and L. Edward Purcell

Hardback Edition

Finished on 5/5/2017


Genres: WWI, History book, Military History

The day-by-day record  of World War 1. It also contains biographies of major actors in the first World War.

Spoiler-tastic review

Let me start out by saying that I skimmed this book. It is a dense textbook. It is not nonfiction, but a true history book with day by day updates of what’s going on all around the world. As a result it’s very hard to read. This is a reference book in the most classic sense: you refer to this book when you are writing a paper or studying a particular aspect of the war.

Was this book good? Yes, yes it was. If I had a goal in my research about the first world war I would have studied those particular dates in this book. But if you are like me and are just learning more about the war in general, then this is not a book for you. There is no commentary, no context, just an unbridled series of facts.

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