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The Englishman's Daughter

by Ben Macintyre Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 12, 2002)

"I have a rendezvous with death, at some disputed barricade." Alan Seeger, 1916

In the first days of World War I four soldiers, left behind as the British army retreated through northern France under the first...


14-18: Understanding the Great War

by Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau & Annette Becker Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 23, 2014)

With this brilliantly innovative book, reissued for the one-hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau and Annette Becker have shown that the Great War was the matrix...


The Pity of War: England and Germany, Bitter Friends, Beloved Foes

by Miranda Seymour Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 30, 2014)

Miranda Seymour tells the remarkable story of England’s centuries of profound connection and rivalry with Germany. Her vibrant and heart-breaking history—told through the lives of princes and painters, soldiers...


Vera Brittain and the First World War

by Mark Bostridge Bloomsbury Publishing (December 04, 2014)

Vera Brittain and the First World War tells the remarkable story of the author behind Testament of Youth whilst charting the book's ascent to become one of the most loved memoirs of the First World War period....


Kidnap in Crete

by Rick Stroud Bloomsbury Publishing (September 11, 2014)

This is the story of how a small SOE unit led by Patrick Leigh Fermor kidnapped a German general on the Nazi-occupied island of Crete in 1944. For thirty-two days, they were chased across the mountains as they...


The Torch We Throw: The Dundurn WWI Historical Library: Amiens/Second to None/The Making of Billy Bishop/Hell in Flanders Fields/It Made you Think of

by Brereton Greenhous, James McWilliams, R. James Steel & Kevin R. Shackleton et al. Dundurn (July 23, 2014)

This special five-book collection brings to life courageous and tragic stories from the First World War, from the battlefields of France to the fight in the air.


The Great War

by John Terraine Bloomsbury Publishing (March 13, 2014)

It did not need a Fort Sumter cannonade to set the world in flames in 1914, only the pistol shots of an assassin.

The Great War 1914-1918, written by one of the leading military historians of his time, John...


Suicide of the Empires

by Alan Clark Bloomsbury Publishing (March 06, 2014)

On the outbreak of war in 1914, the armies of the Western Front soon became bogged down in the mud of Flanders and it is these events that many people associate most strongly with the First World War Â? but...


Meeting the Enemy

by Richard van Emden Bloomsbury Publishing (August 15, 2013)

A British soldier walked over to the German front line to deliver newspapers; British women married to Germans became 'enemy aliens' in their own country; a high-ranking British POW discussed his own troops'...


Tommy's War

by Richard van Emden Bloomsbury Publishing (June 05, 2014)

Conventional histories of the Great War have tended to focus on the terrible attritional battles of Ypres, of Arras and of the Somme. What they do not tell us is what life was like for the ordinary soldier,...


Whitaker's Britain

by Bloomsbury Publishing Bloomsbury Publishing (September 26, 2013)

Whitaker's Britain draws on an extensive archive which dates back to 1868 when Joseph Whitaker first published Whitaker's Almanack. With its combination of facts, figures and commentary on subjects as diverse...


The Home Front 1914-1918

by Ian F.W. Beckett Bloomsbury Publishing (December 31, 2013)

The Great War had a profound impact on Britain. Not only did families risk their sons in active combat; every member of society was required to make a contribution to the war effort. National initiatives like...


A Doctor in The Great War

by Andrew Davidson Atria Books/Marble Arch Press (October 07, 2014)

Featuring 250 previously unknown photographs, this is the extraordinary true story of a young doctor whose photos left behind an astonishing firsthand account of life at the front of World War I.

As a twenty-five-year-old...


1915

by Lyn Macdonald Henry Holt and Co. (September 09, 2014)

By Christmas 1915, the wild wave of enthusiasm that had sent men flocking to join up a few months earlier had begun to tail off, and though the Regulars of the original Expeditionary Force had suffered 90 percent...


Motherhouse

by David Fennario Talonbooks (July 21, 2014)

There’s no way we shoulda been arrested for sabotaging

the war effort … trying to organize a strike …

But if you really wanted to arrest somebody, you could go

down to the British Munitions Factory and charge...


The First World War: A Concise Global History

by William Kelleher Storey Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 23, 2014)

In a compact but comprehensive and clear narrative, this book explores the First World War from a genuinely global perspective. Putting a human face on the war, William Kelleher Storey brings to life individual...


Some Desperate Glory

by Max Egremont Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 10, 2014)

The story of World War I, through the lives and words of its poets

The hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of what many believed would be the war to end all wars is in 2014. And while World War I devastated...


Hitler and Abductive Logic: The Strategy of a Tyrant

by Ben Novak Lexington Books (May 01, 2014)

Was Hitler rational? This question has spawned vociferous debates among historians, and has fascinated every layman who has ever dipped into a biography of Hitler. In Hitler and Abductive Logic, Ben Novak argues...


Woodrow Wilson and World War I: A Burden Too Great to Bear

by Richard Striner Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 21, 2014)

This book is a story of Presidential failure, a chronicle of Woodrow Wilson’s miscalculations in war, and a harrowing account of the process through which an intelligent American leader fell to pieces under...


Battle of Dogger Bank: The First Dreadnought Engagement, January 1915

by Tobias R. Philbin Indiana University Press (March 10, 2014)

On January 24, 1915, a German naval force commanded by Admiral Franz von Hipper conducted a raid on British fishing fleets in the area of the Dogger Banks. The force was engaged by a British force, which had...


Vimy Ridge and Arras: The Spring 1917 Offensive in Panoramas

by Peter Barton & Jeremy Banning Dundurn (July 05, 2010)

In this new account of the battle at Vimy Ridge, Peter Barton showcases more than 50 rediscovered British and German panoramic photographs of the battlegrounds. Vimy Ridge and Arras also includes previously...


One of Ours

by Willa Cather Dover Publications (December 21, 2012)

The Pulitzer Prize–winning novel about a young Nebraskan looking for something to believe in. Alienated from his parents, rejected by his wife, he finds his destiny on the bloody battlefields of World War...


World War One British Poets: Brooke, Owen, Sassoon, Rosenberg and Others

by Candace Ward Dover Publications (February 06, 2012)

Rich selection of powerful, moving verse includes Brooke's "The Soldier," Owen's "Anthem for Doomed Youth," "In Flanders Fields," by Lieut. Col. McCrae, more by Hardy, Kipling, many others.


Historical Dictionary of World War I Intelligence

by Nigel West Scarecrow Press (December 24, 2013)

The Historical Dictionary of World War I Intelligence relates this history through a chronology, an introductory essay, an appendix, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 hundred...


Archduke Franz Ferdinand Lives!

by Richard Ned Lebow St. Martin's Press (January 07, 2014)

The "Great War" claimed nearly 40 million lives and set the stage for World War II, the Holocaust, and the Cold War. One hundred years later, historians are beginning to recognize how unnecessary it was. In...


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...


Wilsonian Statecraft: Theory and Practice of Liberal Internationalism During World War I (America in the Modern World)

by Lloyd E. Ambrosius Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 01, 1991)

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Prelude to Blitzkrieg: The 1916 Austro-German Campaign in Romania

by Michael B. Barrett Indiana University Press (October 23, 2013)

In contrast to the trench-war deadlock on the Western Front, combat in Romania and Transylvania in 1916 foreshadowed the lightning warfare of WWII. When Romania joined the Allies and invaded Transylvania without...


The Assassination of the Archduke

by Greg King & Sue Woolmans St. Martin's Press (September 03, 2013)

Drawing on unpublished letters and rare primary sources, King and Woolmans tell the true story behind the tragic romance and brutal assassination that sparked World War I

In the summer of 1914, three great empires...


The Great Famine & Genocide in Iran: 1917-1919

by Mohammad Gholi Majd UPA (July 12, 2013)

The Iranian holocaust was one of the worst genocides of the 20th century, yet it remained concealed for nearly a century. Using primary sources such as US military records, British official sources, and Iranian...


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...


Disequilibrium, Polarization, and Crisis Model: An International Relations Theory Explaining Conflict

by Isabelle Dierauer UPA (May 10, 2013)

This book adds a social psychological component to the analysis of why nations, sections, or states enter into armed conflict. The Disequilibrium, Polarization, and Crisis Model is introduced, drawing from prospect...


Historical Dictionary of U.S. Diplomacy from World War I through World War II

by Martin Folly & Niall Palmer Scarecrow Press (March 15, 2010)

The Historical Dictionary of U.S. Diplomacy from World War I through World War II relates the events of this crucial period in U.S. history through a chronology, an introductory essay, over 600 cross-referenced...


The Age of Total War, 1860-1945

by Jeremy Black Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 16, 2010)

What is total war? Definitions abound, but one thing is certain—the concept of total war has come to be seen as a defining concept of the modern age. In The Age of Total War, celebrated historian Jeremy Black...


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...


Cross of Iron

by John Mosier Henry Holt and Co. (April 01, 2007)

A riveting account of the origins and development of the German army that breaks through the distortions of conventional military history

Acclaimed for his revisionist history of the German Army in World War...


Wild Socialism: Workers Councils in Revolutionary Berlin, 1918-21

by Martin Comack UPA (September 11, 2012)

Wild Socialism examines the rise, development, and decline of revolutionary councils of industrial workers in Berlin at the end of the First World War. This popular movement spread throughout Germany, and was...


World War I and the Origins of U.S. Military Intelligence

by James L. Gilbert Scarecrow Press (August 31, 2012)

World War I and the Origins of U.S. Military Intelligence provides the most authoritative overview of the birth of the Army's modern use of intelligence services processes, starting with World War I.


Loyalty in Time of Trial: The African American Experience During World War I

by Nina Mjagkij & Jacqueline M. Moore Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 16, 2011)

Nearly 370,000 black soldiers served in the military during World War I, and some 400,000 black civilians migrated from the rural South to the urban North for defense jobs. In one of the few book-length treatments...


Pandemic 1918

by Catharine Arnold St. Martin's Press (August 28, 2018)

Before AIDS or Ebola, there was the Spanish Flu — Catharine Arnold's gripping narrative, Pandemic 1918, marks the 100th anniversary of an epidemic that altered world history.

In January 1918, as World War I...


Pershing's Tankers

by Lawrence M. Kaplan & Dale E. Wilson The University Press of Kentucky (August 15, 2018)

After the United States declared war against Germany in April 1917, the US Army established the Tank Corps to help break the deadlock of trench warfare in France during World War I. The army envisioned having...


The Forgotten Front

by Janice W. Ancker, Gerhard P. Gross, Birgit Menzel & Boris Khavkin et al. The University Press of Kentucky (September 05, 2018)

Although much has been written about the Western Front in World War I, little attention has been given to developments in the east, especially during the crucial period of 1914--1915. Not only did these events...


How America Won World War I

by Alan Axelrod Lyons Press (September 01, 2018)

Immediately after the armistice was signed in November, 1918, an American journalist asked Paul von Hindenburg who won the war against Germany. He was the chief of the German General Staff, co-architect with...


Lost Voices

by Martin King & Michael Collins Lyons Press (June 01, 2018)

2017 is the 100th anniversary of America’s declaration of war against Germany. Many historians take a diminutive stance regarding America’s involvement but it cannot be underestimated by any means. It was...


When the Clock Struck in 1916

by Derek Molyneux & Darren Kelly The Collins Press (March 20, 2015)

‘Well, I’ve helped to wind up the clock – I might as well hear it strike.’ Michael Joseph O’Rahilly. The Easter Rising of 1916 was a seminal moment in Ireland’s turbulent history. For the combatants...


The Sinking of the Lusitania

by Patrick O'Sullivan The Collins Press (September 10, 2014)

In May 1915, the RMS Lusitania, then the world’s fastest liner, departed from New York. Seven days later she was torpedoed off the Irish coast with the loss of 1,198 lives. Suspected by the Germans of carrying...


According to their Lights

by Neil Richardson The Collins Press (September 21, 2015)

e eclectic scientist and inventor Prof. John Joly from Co. Offaly who, at fifty-eight, helped to defend Trinity College Dublin throughout the Rising. Many enlisted to fight for Irish Home Rule or Ulster Unionism,...


The YMCA at War

by Yan Xu, Jeffrey C. Copeland, John Moremon & Ugo Pavan Dalla Torre et al. Lexington Books (March 15, 2018)

The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) is best known for its athletic and youth programs, a heritage that draws on its origins in 1844 to provide wholesome recreation to urban youth away from the moral...


Great War Britain Liverpool

by Pamela Russell The History Press (April 30, 2018)

The First World War claimed over 995,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain: Liverpool offers an intimate portrayal of the town and its people living in the shadow...


Ordnance

by Philip Hamlyn Williams The History Press (June 01, 2018)

In August 1914, Kitchener’s ‘Contemptible Little Army’ was highly professional, but small and equipped with only what it could carry. Facing it was a force of continental proportions, heavily armed and...