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World War I: The Rest of the Story and How It Affects You Today

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The explosion of the battleship Maine in Havana Harbor in 1898 was the beginning of a chain reaction that eventually led to the destruction of the World Trade center and still continues today.

In his two-part World War series, author Richard J. Maybury explains that an unbroken line leads directly from the Spanish-Vietnam War, the Iraq-Kuwait War, and the "War on Terror" that began September 11, 2001.

Mr. Maybury explains the other side of the story, the side you are not likely to get anywhere else.  In World War I: The Rest of the Story and How It Affects You Today, which focuses on the years 1870 - 1935, Mr. Maybury presents an idea-based explanation of the First World War, the ideas and events that led to World War I, events during the war, and how they led to World War II. Mr. Maybury also explains how these ideas and events are today the reasons why the U.S. Government gets into so many wars in far corners of the globe.  Also includes the ten deadly ideas that lead to war.

Using the epistolary style of writing (using letters to tell a story), Mr. Maybury plays the part of an economist (Uncle Eric) writing a series of letters to his niece or nephew (Chris). Using stories and examples, Mr. Maybury gives interesting and clear explanations of topics that are generally thought to be too difficult for anyone but experts.

Mr. Maybury warns, "beware of anyone who tells you a topic is above you or better left to experts. Many people are twice as smart as they think they are, but they've been intimidated into believing some topics are above them. You can understand almost anything if it is explained well."

World War I: The Rest of the Story and How It Affects You Today is the first book in Mr. Maybury's two-part World War series and focuses on the years 1870 - 1935. The second book is World War II: The Rest of the Story and How It Affects You Today


BOOK DETAILS

Paperback.  250 pages, quality paper, 8.5 x 5.5 inches.

Reading level: Ages 14 through Adult.

Course Uses:  Can be used for courses in World History, U.S. History, International Relations, Economics, Business, Finance, and Government.

Corresponding student study guide: A Bluestocking Guide: World War I

Series Information: World War I: The Rest of the Story and How It Affects You Today is part of the 11 book series: Uncle Eric's Model of How The World Works.
Though there is a recommended order of reading for the series, the books can be read in any order, and each have been written to stand alone.

World War I: The Rest of the Story and How It Affects You Today is the first book in Mr. Maybury's two-part World War series and focuses on the years 1870 - 1935. The second book is World War II: The Rest of the Story and How It Affects You Today



Table of Contents for World War I: The Rest of the Story and How It Affects You Today

Uncle Eric's Model of How the World Works
Author's Disclosure
Cast of Characters
Timeline

1. The 58-Year Persecution
2. The Grim Statistics
3. Is Now the Time to Learn About War?
4. First Ideas, Then Battles
5. Whose Truth?
6. Why We Fight
7. Conquest Creates Weakness Not Strength
8. Typical Garden-Variety Wars
9. Deadly Ideas Lead to War
10. The Pax Romana
11. Fascism
12. What Date Did the World Wars Begin?
13. Franco-Prussian War
14. Ancient German Ambitions
15. Political Power
16. Global Protection
17. Interests
18. Cost Externalization
19. Manifest Destiny
20. The Splendid Little War
21. Guerrilla War
22. Guerrilla War Examples
23. Never Surrender
24. Killing Women
25. Take No Prisoners
26. The White Man's Burden & The Ugly American
27. The Great White Fleet
28. Up Close and Personal
29. The First Casualty of War
30. Stealing Panama
31. Helping Crooks and Tyrants
32. The Usual Suspects
33. Boxer Rebellion and Russo-Japanese War
34. Choosing Up Sides
35. The Morocco Crisis
36. Alliances
37. The Glory of War
38. America's Entry Into World War I
39. The Third Choice Ignored
40. They Will Fight Over Anything
41. The Treaty of Versailles
42. The Sound of Reloading
43. Hitler's Rise
44. U.S. Invades Russia
45. Desperation and the Neutrality Act
46. Summary

Appendix
The War Prayer by Mark Twain
Quotes About War
Bibliography and Suggested Reading
Suggested Viewing
Glossary
About Richard J. Maybury
Index

Index of Maps
Map of Europe 1914
Old World New World Map
Europe showing France and Austria-Hungry in 1870
Areas Conquered by European Regimes
Switzerland in the World Wars
Conquests of the Christian European Powers
China's Territory Held by Invaders in 1897
Morocco Crisis Map
Map of the Balkans
Major Mutinies Map