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A noteworthy review of Eyewitness to World War I from School Library Connection on August 1, 2018

Cover: Eyewitness to the Assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand

Each of the titles in this series is an introduction to a specific topic concerning World War I for students. The series covers a wide range of subjects and is filled with black-and-white period photographs as well as images from prints and magazines. Each book follows the same format, beginning with a ‘Fast Facts’ section that provides a brief summary, followed by five short chapters, and concluding with a ‘Think About It’ section which provides questions to spur the reader to more deeply examine what they have just read. Also included are source notes, a ‘To Learn More’ section, and a link to the publisher’s website. Each book features sidebar quotations from relevant people who belonged to the specific era. While glossary terms are highlighted in each book, the color is a light grey and is easily missed when reading. This series would be useful for initial research or for further information than what is included in textbooks. Libraries would benefit from either the entire series or from the titles that cover specific topics where information is otherwise lacking. Bibliography. Glossary. Index.

—Lisa Castellano

Products Reviewed

Title   ATOS Format Qty
Eyewitness to the Assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand
Eyewitness to the Harlem Hellfighters
Eyewitness to the Role of Women in World War I
Eyewitness to the Russian Revolution
Eyewitness to the Sinking of the Lusitania
Eyewitness to the Treaty of Versailles
Eyewitness to the Western Front
Eyewitness to World War I Medicine

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