Over There: 101 Keys to Understanding the First World War

Over There: 101 Keys to Understanding the First World War

by Brian Hurd

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"Over There: 101 Keys to Understanding the First World War," written by master history teacher Brian Hurd, features descriptions of 101 essential events, people, places, and concepts of the First World War. The text is copiously illustrated with pictures and maps. In then chapters, Hurd takes readers young and old through the "keys" to understanding the "Great War," from setting the stage for war, through the initial invasion of Belgium and eventual trench warfare, to the entry of the US into the war, the Russian revolution, the introduction of new war technologies, and the eventual armistice and aftermath.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016278001
Publisher: Zoomable Media Inc.
Publication date: 02/05/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Brian Hurd has worked with middle school students for 20 years, the last ten as a teacher at Mary of Lourdes Middle School in Little Falls, MN, where he teaches about ancient civilizations, Minnesota History, American History, World Geography, and computers. During this time he has visited Egypt, Greece, Rome, and China (the latter six times, for one-month teaching experiences at middle schools).

Brian travels extensively, and has encountered more than 30 countries on every continent except Antarctica, including all 50 US states. He focuses his adventures on history and the things he teaches. His background experience for creating Over There is based in part on graduate level World War I coursework, including much writing on topics about the war, as well as reading more than a dozen related books. He began teaching students about the war 10 years ago.

Brian graduated from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota, with a journalism degree, and has worked as a newspaper reporter, editor, and photographer. He earned his second degree as a non-traditional student and has loved every minute of teaching.

In addition to traveling, Brian reads, writes, gardens, and cooks. He has lived in Central Minnesota his entire life, and now resides there on the Mississippi River with the love of his life, Terry, who is also a teacher . . . and their two cats.

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