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The Great War, 1914 - 1918


The Aftermath

In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, a cease-fire was instituted across the western front in Europe, ending the principal fighting of World War I. The world seemed silent for a moment, before the advent of radio and the jazz age set it thumping once again. But the seeds had already been sown for a tumultuous century, from radical social and economic changes to the political unrest of a world unhappy with how things were left after the war had ended.

 
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Verdun

John Mosier.

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Rightly compared to such defining conflicts as Waterloo and Gettysburg, assays John Mosier, the World War I battle of Verdun is one of history's most complex and misunderstood military actions, in a war only imperfectly grasped. Also the author of Hitler vs. Stalin and The Myth of the ... (Read More)

       
        

Prelude to War

 
Europe's spiral into World War I wasn't only because of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
 The Great War and Modern Memory
 

The Great War and Modern Memory

Paul Fussell. Jay Winter, intro.
 
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(Winner of the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award) Named by the ...(Read More)

 
 The White Ribbon
 

The White Ribbon

Christian Friedel, Leonie Benesch, Ulrich Tukur & others. Michael Haneke, director.
 
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On the eve of World War I, an epidemic of unexplained accidents, deaths, and suicides breaks out in ...(Read More)

 
 July 1914: Countdown to War
 

July 1914: Countdown to War

Sean McMeekin.
 
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Conventional wisdom holds that it was an ambitious and warlike German Empire that largely ...(Read More)

 
 Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War
 

Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War

Max Hastings.
 
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(A New York Times Notable Book of 2013 and a Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book ...(Read More)

 
 The First World War
 

The First World War

Hew Strachan.
 
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The image of the First World War remains, for many, a cliché of young British ...(Read More)

 
 
 Waiting for Sunrise
 

Waiting for Sunrise

William Boyd.
 
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The winner of numerous literary awards—including the Whitbread Award, Somerset Maugham Award, ...(Read More)

 
 The Pity of War: Explaining World War I
 

The Pity of War: Explaining World War I

Niall Ferguson.
 
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Taking a vastly different approach to the traditional accounts of World War I, Oxford historian ...(Read More)

 

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War in the Machine Age

 
War in the machine age demanded a whole new way of fighting—and a new way of looking at war.
 Terror of the Autumn Skies: The True Story of Frank Luke, America's Rogue Ace of World War I
 

Terror of the Autumn Skies: The True Story of Frank Luke, America's Rogue Ace of World War I

Blaine Pardoe.
 
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Frank Luke Jr. was an unlikely ace, as Blaine Pardoe recounts in this gripping and painstaking ...(Read More)

 
 The Great War: Strategies & Tactics of the First World War
 

The Great War: Strategies & Tactics of the First World War

Thomas E. Griess, series editor.
 
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Fought on an unprecedented scale, in the sky, on the land, and in the water, World War I marked the ...(Read More)

 
 A Storm in Flanders: The Ypres Salient, 1914–1918: Tragedy and Triumph on the Western Front
 

A Storm in Flanders: The Ypres Salient, 1914–1918: Tragedy and Triumph on the Western Front

Winston Groom.
 
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The Ypres Salient in Belgian Flanders was the most dreaded battlefield in all of World War I, and ...(Read More)

 
 Gallipoli
 

Gallipoli

Alan Moorehead.
 
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When Turkey unexpectedly sided with Germany in World War I, Winston Churchill, then Britain's ...(Read More)

 
 The Price of Glory: Verdun 1916
 

The Price of Glory: Verdun 1916

Alistair Horne.
 
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Originally published in 1962 and continuously in print ever since, this is the second book in a ...(Read More)

 
 
 Cavalry of the Clouds: Air War Over Europe 1914–1918
 

Cavalry of the Clouds: Air War Over Europe 1914–1918

John Sweetman.
 
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In 1917, David Lloyd George declared that airmen in World War I were "the cavalry of the ...(Read More)

 
 U.S. Marine Corps Aviation Since 1912: Fourth Edition
 

U.S. Marine Corps Aviation Since 1912: Fourth Edition

Peter B. Mersky. John H. Glenn, foreword.
 
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Heavily illustrated, with hundreds of rare black and white photos, this book describes the entire ...(Read More)

 
 The World Crisis: 1911–1918
 

The World Crisis: 1911–1918

Winston S. Churchill. Martin Gilbert, intro.
 
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Serving as First Lord of the Admiralty until the Gallipoli disaster, then as front line commander ...(Read More)

 
 The Great War: A World War I Historical Collection
 

The Great War: A World War I Historical Collection

Robert J. Dalessandro & Erin R. Mahan.
 
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A gripping visual history of World War I that spans the full range of the conflict, this book by ...(Read More)

 

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Life in the Trenches

 
Trench warfare was only one aspect of the new style of fighting encountered on the battlefield.
 War Horse
 

War Horse

Michael Morpurgo.
 
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(1982 Whitbread Children's Book Award Finalist) Former British Children's Laureate ...(Read More)

 
 The Imperial War Museum Book of 1914: The Men Who Went to War
 

The Imperial War Museum Book of 1914: The Men Who Went to War

Malcolm Brown.
 
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When England's summer of 1914 was shattered by an assassination in the Balkans, thousands of ...(Read More)

 
 The Daughters of Mars
 

The Daughters of Mars

Thomas Keneally.
 
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Though he will always be known for his Booker Prize winner Schindler's List, this epic ...(Read More)

 
 Conscience: Two Soldiers, Two Pacifists, One Family—A Test of Will and Faith in World War I
 

Conscience: Two Soldiers, Two Pacifists, One Family—A Test of Will and Faith in World War I

Louisa Thomas.
 
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The great-granddaughter of six-time Socialist presidential candidate Norman Thomas, Louisa Thomas ...(Read More)

 
 The Good Soldier Svejk
 

The Good Soldier Svejk

Jaroslav Hasek. Cecil Parrott, trans. Josef Lada, illus.
 
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Czech writer and anarchist Jaroslav Hašek (1883–1923) took up a wandering life, ...(Read More)

 
 
 Testament of Youth
 

Testament of Youth

Vera Brittain.
 
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"Few young women could have been less forewarned and forearmed than I was against the war in ...(Read More)

 
 Soldiers: Army Lives and Loyalties from Redcoats to Dusty Warriors
 

Soldiers: Army Lives and Loyalties from Redcoats to Dusty Warriors

Richard Holmes.
 
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From the redcoat who served Charles II to the modern, camouflage-clad guard at Camp Bastion, from ...(Read More)

 
 The Magic Flute
 

The Magic Flute

Joseph Kaiser, Amy Carson, Benjamin Jay Davis, Silvia Moi & others. Kenneth Branagh, director.
 
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Mozart's last opera—a fantastical mix of earthy comedy and sublime sentiment—was ...(Read More)

 
 Escape From Germany: The Greatest POW Break-Out of the First World War
 

Escape From Germany: The Greatest POW Break-Out of the First World War

Neil Hanson.
 
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Surrounded by steel palisades and barbed-wire fences, patrolled by dogs and heavily armed guards, ...(Read More)

 
 Willa Cather: Four Great Novels
 

Willa Cather: Four Great Novels

Willa Cather. Maureen Howard, intro.
 
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Coming of age in 1880s Nebraska, Willa Cather was deeply ingrained with the pioneering spirit of ...(Read More)

 
 

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Homefronts

 
The homefront played a profound role during wartime, from devastation to new opportunities, particularly for women.
 Mr Selfridge: Season 2
 

Mr Selfridge: Season 2

Jeremy Piven, Frances O'Connor & others.
 
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(Available April 29th—Pre-order Now) Jeremy Piven reprises his role as London's ...(Read More)

 
 The Eye in the Door
 

The Eye in the Door

Pat Barker.
 
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(Winner of the 1993 Guardian Fiction Prize) It is the spring of 1918, in this second novel ...(Read More)

 
 The Ghost Road
 

The Ghost Road

Pat Barker.
 
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(Winner of the 1995 Booker Prize) The final book in Pat Barker's stunning Regeneration ...(Read More)

 
 Over Here: The First World War and American Society
 

Over Here: The First World War and American Society

David M. Kennedy.
 
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(1981 Pulitzer Prize Finalist) World War I presented the United States with one of its most ...(Read More)

 
 Paris at the End of the World: The City of Light During the Great War, 1914–1918
 

Paris at the End of the World: The City of Light During the Great War, 1914–1918

John Baxter.
 
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An expatriate Australian and a preeminent writer on Paris—including four memoirs: The ...(Read More)

 
 
 A Farewell to Arms
 

A Farewell to Arms

Rock Hudson, Jennifer Jones, Vittorio De Sica & others. Charles Vidor, director.
 
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Set against the backdrop of the Italian front during World War I, an American Army volunteer (Rock ...(Read More)

 
 Gary Cooper Double Feature: A Farewell to Arms; Meet John Doe
 

Gary Cooper Double Feature: A Farewell to Arms; Meet John Doe

Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward Arnold, Walter Brennan & others. Frank Capra & Frank Borzage, directors.
 
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One of the great Hollywood dreamboats of all time is surrounded by top-drawer directors, co-stars, ...(Read More)

 
 Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War
 

Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War

Max Hastings.
 
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(A New York Times Notable Book of 2013 and a Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book ...(Read More)

 
 The Dream of the Celt
 

The Dream of the Celt

Mario Vargas Llosa. Edith Grossman, trans.
 
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Following the collapse of Ireland’s 1916 Easter Uprising, revolutionary Roger Casement awaits ...(Read More)

 
 The Four Lost Men: The Previously Unpublished Long Version
 

The Four Lost Men: The Previously Unpublished Long Version

Thomas Wolfe. Arlyn & Matthew J. Bruccoli, eds.
 
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Originally appearing as a short story of 7,000 words in Scribner's Magazine in 1934, ...(Read More)

 
 

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Collapse of Empires

 
The German, Austro-Hungarian, and Ottoman empires crumbled, with even the mighty British Empire showing signs of cracking.
 Gallipoli
 

Gallipoli

Alan Moorehead.
 
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When Turkey unexpectedly sided with Germany in World War I, Winston Churchill, then Britain's ...(Read More)

 
 The Pity of War: Explaining World War I
 

The Pity of War: Explaining World War I

Niall Ferguson.
 
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Taking a vastly different approach to the traditional accounts of World War I, Oxford historian ...(Read More)

 
 A Mad Catastrophe: The Outbreak of World War I and the Collapse of the Habsburg Empire
 

A Mad Catastrophe: The Outbreak of World War I and the Collapse of the Habsburg Empire

Geoffrey Wawro.
 
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After the assassination of the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand in June 1914, Germany goaded the ...(Read More)

 
 A Line in the Sand: The Anglo-French Struggle for the Middle East, 1914–1948
 

A Line in the Sand: The Anglo-French Struggle for the Middle East, 1914–1948

James Barr.
 
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In this follow-up to Setting the Desert on Fire, a history of T.E. Lawrence and the secret ...(Read More)

 
 The First World War
 

The First World War

Hew Strachan.
 
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The image of the First World War remains, for many, a cliché of young British ...(Read More)

 
 
 To Win a War: 1918, The Year of Victory
 

To Win a War: 1918, The Year of Victory

John Terraine.
 
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For the war-weary Allies, 1918 was a galvanizing year of victory, as the author of Douglas Haig: ...(Read More)

 

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The Aftermath

 
Although the war had ended, a great shadow fell over the world and a tumultuous century continued—full of economic changes and political unrest.
 The Twilight Years: The Paradox of Britain Between the Wars
 

The Twilight Years: The Paradox of Britain Between the Wars

Richard Overy.
 
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The Wolfson Prize–winning author of The Dictators offers this remarkable analysis of ...(Read More)

 
 The Last Fighting Tommy: The Life of Harry Patch, Last Veteran of the Trenches, 1898–2009
 

The Last Fighting Tommy: The Life of Harry Patch, Last Veteran of the Trenches, 1898–2009

Harry Patch & Richard van Emden.
 
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"We came across a lad from A company. He was ripped open from his shoulder to his waist by ...(Read More)

 
 Caissons Go Rolling Along: A Memoir of America in Post–World War I Germany
 

Caissons Go Rolling Along: A Memoir of America in Post–World War I Germany

Johnson Hagood. Larry A. Grant, ed.
 
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One of the most accomplished officers of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, Major ...(Read More)

 
 Over Here: The First World War and American Society
 

Over Here: The First World War and American Society

David M. Kennedy.
 
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(1981 Pulitzer Prize Finalist) World War I presented the United States with one of its most ...(Read More)

 
 The World Crisis: 1911–1918
 

The World Crisis: 1911–1918

Winston S. Churchill. Martin Gilbert, intro.
 
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Serving as First Lord of the Admiralty until the Gallipoli disaster, then as front line commander ...(Read More)

 
 
 The Fox in the Attic
 

The Fox in the Attic

Richard Hughes.
 
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In this first novel of the unfinished Human Predicament trilogy, from the author of the Prix Femina ...(Read More)

 
 The Great Silence: Britain from the Shadow of the First World War to the Dawn of the Jazz Age
 

The Great Silence: Britain from the Shadow of the First World War to the Dawn of the Jazz Age

Juliet Nicolson.
 
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In this superb follow-up to her detailed snapshot of pre–World War I England, The Perfect ...(Read More)

 
 Mrs Dalloway
 

Mrs Dalloway

Virginia Woolf.
 
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In Virginia Woolf's masterful 1925 portrait of one day in a woman's life, Clarissa Dalloway ...(Read More)

 
 The Great War and Modern Memory
 

The Great War and Modern Memory

Paul Fussell. Jay Winter, intro.
 
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(Winner of the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award) Named by the ...(Read More)

 
 The First World War
 

The First World War

Hew Strachan.
 
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The image of the First World War remains, for many, a cliché of young British ...(Read More)

 
 

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