Sorry, this site requires JavaScript enabled.
Head of Zeus
The World's War
The World's War David Olusoga

WORLD WAR ONE BOOK OF THE YEAR

In a sweeping narrative, David Olusoga describes how Europe's Great War became the World's War – a multi-racial, multi-national struggle, fought in Africa and Asia as well as in Europe, which pulled in men and resources from across the globe.

Throughout, he exposes the complex, shocking paraphernalia of the era's racial obsessions, which dictated which men would serve, how they would serve, and to what degree they would suffer. As vivid and moving as it is revelatory and authoritative.

The World's War explores the experiences and sacrifices of 4 million non-European, non-white people whose stories have remained too long in the shadows.

Head of Zeus * Military History
01 Aug 2014 * 432pp * £4.99 * 9781781858967
REVIEWS
'In a remarkable and eye-opening book Olusoga has restored the conflict's global perspectives ... the magnificent, eloquently written The World's War is a genuinely groundbreaking piece of research'
BBC History
'Meticulously researched and beautifully written'
Military History Monthly
'The wartime experience of African, Chinese and Indian participants, for too long neglected, is detailed here'
Good Book Guide
Author
David Olusoga
David Olusoga
David Olusoga is a historian and a BBC producer, and an expert on the themes of colonialism, slavery and racism. He is the co-author of the much-praised THE KAISER'S HOLOCAUST (2010).
OTHER BOOKS YOU MIGHT LIKE