Russle Freedman Perspective when writing this book had to be unbiased to give the reader a proper view on WWI. During WWI, there were countless prime sources for Russle Freedman to use, but he had to use unbiased once that were watching the world from afar. Russle Freedman could have taken a diary or a record from someone that lived-in Argentina or in Spain at the time as those countries were neutral and unaffected by “the great war”. Or the author could have taken certified facts either from sources today or from different records with facts that match each other. While the author could have chosen to be biased and just show one side as the “bad guy” throughout the duration of the book it was unapparent to me that the author had taken to one side of the war, either The Allies or The Central Powers. Russle Freedman’s response to other people’s point of view had to be included to show what it was like for all of the people during that time whether they are the generals of the French army or whether they are civilians running away from the sounds of gunshots. The author had to be all inclusive throughout the course of these events. The author wrote a book that had taken in multiple aspects of World War I while keeping it factual and interesting. Russle Freedman wrote this book to give people and idea on the course of events during one of the biggest and bloodiest wars of all time. The book summarizes everything that happened during World War I with strong, factual, and prime sources in order to become a reliable source. The start of one of the bloodiest wars in all of history was the assassination of one man, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary. Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were killed on June 28 1914 where they were mortally wounded by Gavrilo Princip they then died a couple hours later. The picture that the author is trying to portray with these gruesome scenes is to show the readers of the book that war is completely unnecessary and bloody. You can see this from the book when at the end of the war no one gained anything but the blood of millions of soldiers and civilians on their hands.