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Augustus Does His Bit A True-to-Life Farce

by George Bernard Shaw Otbebookpublishing (November 14, 2018)

Augustus Does His Bit, A True to Life Farce (1916) is a comic one-act play by George Bernard Shaw about a dim-witted aristocrat who is outwitted by a female spy during World War I.


1917

by Arthur Herman, PhD Harper (November 28, 2017)

How did two men move the world away from wars for land and treasure to wars over ideas and ideologies—a change that would go on to kill millions?

In April 1917, Woodrow Wilson—champion of American democracy...


The Great Halifax Explosion

by John U. Bacon William Morrow (November 07, 2017)

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The riveting, tick-tock account of the largest manmade explosion in history prior to the atomic bomb, and the equally astonishing tales of survival and heroism that emerged from...


The Halifax Explosion

by Ken Cuthbertson HarperCollins Publishers (November 07, 2017)

On December 6, 1917, the French munitions ship Mont Blanc and the Norwegian war-relief vessel Imo collided in the harbour at Halifax, Nova Scotia. That accident sparked a fire and an apocalyptic explosion that...


The Great Rescue

by Peter Hernon Harper (June 13, 2017)

Published in commemoration of the centennial of America’s entry into World War I, the story of the USS Leviathan, the legendary liner turned warship that ferried U.S. soldiers to Europe—a unique war history...


BULLECOURT 1917 (Extended version)

by Gilles Durand, Claire Habart, Sonia Fuchez & George Cochrane Les Lumieres De Lille ÉDITIONS (April 07, 2017)

In April and May 1917, the village of Bullecourt, near Arras, in the north of France, was the scene of one of the biggest bloodbaths of the First World War. The ground of the former battlefield still retains...


The Lost Tommies

by Ross Coulthart William Collins (May 05, 2016)

‘Lost Tommies’ brings together never-before-seen images of Western Front tommies and their amazing stories in a beautiful collection that is part thriller, part family history and part national archive....


The Last Veteran: Harry Patch and the Legacy of War

by Peter Parker Fourth Estate (January 08, 2015)

This moving and timely book explores the way the First World War has been thought about and commemorated, and how it has affected its own, and later, generations.

On 11 November 1920, huge crowds lined the streets...


Winds of Eden

by Catrin Collier Accent Press (November 10, 2014)

With the dreaded Family Reunion looming over her head - and a broken heart to boot - Augusta Josephine Burnette takes matters in hand and leaves her hometown for a job in a seaside resort. The setting is elegance...


Letter To An Unknown Soldier: A New Kind of War Memorial

by Kate Pullinger & Neil Bartlett William Collins (November 06, 2014)

On Platform One of Paddington Station in London, there is a statue of an unknown soldier; he’s reading a letter. On the hundredth anniversary of the declaration of war everyone in the country was invited to...


The Forgotten Soldier (Part 3 of 3): He wasn’t a soldier, he was just a boy

by Charlie Connelly HarperCollins (October 23, 2014)

Bestselling author Charlie Connelly returns with a First World War memoir of his great uncle, Edward Connelly, who was an ordinary boy sent to fight in a war the likes of which the world had never seen.

But...


The Forgotten Soldier (Part 2 of 3): He wasn’t a soldier, he was just a boy

by Charlie Connelly HarperCollins (October 23, 2014)

Bestselling author Charlie Connelly returns with a First World War memoir of his great uncle, Edward Connelly, who was an ordinary boy sent to fight in a war the likes of which the world had never seen.

But...


The Forgotten Soldier: He wasn’t a soldier, he was just a boy

by Charlie Connelly HarperElement (October 23, 2014)

Bestselling author Charlie Connelly returns with a First World War memoir of his great uncle, Edward Connelly, who was an ordinary boy sent to fight in a war the likes of which the world had never seen.

But...


To Fight Alongside Friends: The First World War Diaries of Charlie May

by Gerry Harrison & David Crane William Collins (July 03, 2014)

‘I do not want to die. The thought that we may be cut off from each other is so terrible and that our babe may grow up without my knowing her and without her knowing me. It is difficult to face. Know through...


The Great and Holy War

by Philip Jenkins HarperOne (April 29, 2014)

The Great and Holy War offers the first look at how religion created and prolonged the First World War. At the one-hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the war, historian Philip Jenkins reveals the powerful...


Empires of the Dead: How One Man’s Vision Led to the Creation of WWI’s War Graves

by David Crane William Collins (April 29, 2014)

Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction; the extraordinary and forgotten story of the building of the World War One cemeteries, due to the efforts of one remarkable man, Fabian Ware.

Before...


1914: History in an Hour

by Rupert Colley William Collins (November 07, 2013)

Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.

In 1914 the world changed. Europe’s great powers were dragged, one by one, into a war by Serbian conflict which affected very few of them directly. At...


Empires of the Dead: How One Man’s Vision Led to the Creation of WWI’s War Graves

by David Crane William Collins (September 26, 2013)

Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction; the extraordinary and forgotten story of the building of the World War One cemeteries, due to the efforts of one remarkable man, Fabian Ware.

Before...


The Sleepwalkers

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History 2013

by Christopher Clark Harper (March 19, 2013)

One of The New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of the Year

Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (History)

The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 is historian Christopher Clark’s riveting...


World War One: History in an Hour

by Rupert Colley HarperPress (March 29, 2012)

Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour.

The ‘Great War’, from July 1914 to November 1918, was without parallel. It brought to an end four dynasties, ignited revolution, and forged new nations....


Master Mind

by Daniel Charles HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

FRITZ HABER -- a Nobel laureate in chemistry, a friend of Albert Einstein, a German Jew and World War I hero -- may be the most important scientist you have never heard of. The Haber-Bosch process, which he...


A Short History of World War I

by James L. Stokesbury HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

World War I was a bloodletting so vast and unprecedented that for a generation it was known simply as the Great War. Casualty lists reached unimagined proportions as the same ground -- places like Ypres and...