War of Attrition

By William Philpott,

Book cover of War of Attrition: Fighting the First World War

Book description

A Wall Street Journal Best Non-Fiction Book of 2014!The Great War of 1914-1918 was the first mass conflict to fully mobilize the resources of industrial powers against one another, resulting in a brutal, bloody, protracted war of attrition between the world's great economies. Now, one hundred years after the first…

Shepherd is reader supported. When you buy books, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Why read it?

1 author picked War of Attrition as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This brilliant book pulls together many strands of the war, as presented through the lens of attrition. In his sweeping narrative, Philpott focuses on the land war – how it was fought and why, and how it evolved over 4 years – but War of Attrition also examines the politics and diplomacy of war, and the war at sea, in the air, and at home. Pound for pound, the best book yet written on the war-fighting years.

Want books like War of Attrition?

Our community of 11,000+ authors has personally recommended 100 books like War of Attrition.

Browse books like War of Attrition

5 book lists we think you will like!

Interested in World War 1, the Western Front (WW1), and presidential biography?

11,000+ authors have recommended their favorite books and what they love about them. Browse their picks for the best books about World War 1, the Western Front (WW1), and presidential biography.

World War 1 Explore 900 books about World War 1
The Western Front (WW1) Explore 39 books about the Western Front (WW1)
Presidential Biography Explore 19 books about presidential biography