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14-18: Understanding the Great War

by Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau & Annette Becker Hill and Wang (December 22, 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...


Winds of Eden

by Catrin Collier Accent Press (November 10, 2014)


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...


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.


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...


The Kaiser's Pirates

by Nick Hewitt Skyhorse (October 07, 2014)

The Kaiser's Pirates is a dramatic and little-known story of World War I, when the actions of a few men shaped the fate of nations. By1914 Germany had ships and sailors scattered across the globe, protecting...


1915

by Lyn Macdonald Henry Holt and Co. (September 08, 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 09, 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 06, 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 02, 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. (March 31, 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...


No Man's Land

by Wendy Moore Basic Books (April 27, 2020)

The "absorbing and powerful" (Wall Street Journal) story of two pioneering suffragette doctors who shattered social expectations and transformed modern medicine during World War I

A month after war broke out...


War Fever

by Randy Roberts & Johnny Smith Basic Books (March 23, 2020)

A "marvelous" (Sports Illustrated) portrait of the three men whose lives were forever changed by WWI-era Boston and the Spanish flu: baseball star Babe Ruth, symphony conductor Karl Muck, and Harvard law student...


The Fortress

by Alexander Watson Basic Books (February 24, 2020)

A prizewinning historian tells the dramatic story of the siege that changed the course of the First World War

In September 1914, just a month into World War I, the Russian army laid siege to the fortress city...


Crucible

by Charles Emmerson PublicAffairs (October 14, 2019)

The gripping story of the years that ended the Great War and launched Europe and America onto the roller coaster of the twentieth century, Crucible is filled with all-too-human tales of exuberant dreams, dark...


Airborne Landing to Air Assault

by Nikolaos Theotokis Pen and Sword Military (July 30, 2020)

Many books have been written about military parachuting, in particular about famous parachute operations like Crete and Arnhem in the Second World War and notable parachute units like the British Parachute Regiment...


First World War Poems from the Front

by Paul O'Prey Imperial War Museum (November 10, 2016)

From the worst horrors of modern trench warfare a small handful of soldiers and nurses created a body of poetry that is so vivid and intense that one hundred years later it has engraved itself on our national...


Prisoners on Cannock Chase

by Richard Pursehouse Frontline Books (April 26, 2020)

Over the course of many years Richard Pursehouse has painstakingly unraveled the story of a First World War prisoner of war camp which held captured German personnel in the very heart of the English countryside....


Royal Flying Corps Kitbag

by Mark Hillier Frontline Books (March 30, 2020)

The Royal Flying Corps was formed by Royal Warrant on 13 April 1912, and came into being a month later when the Air Battalion was absorbed into the Military Wing of the new Corps in May. In the days following...


Hertfordshire Soldiers of The Great War

by Dan Hill & Paul Johnson Frontline Books (May 30, 2020)

In Hertfordshire Soldiers of The First World War the authors explore a series of individual case studies of Hertfordshire men who served in various theaters during the First World War, all of which had been...


This Great Harbour

by W.S. Hewison Origin (July 07, 2020)

Known by mariners since Viking times as a safe anchorage in notoriously savage waters, Scapa Flow is the seaway that runs between the Orkney mainland and the island of Hoy. As the northern base of the Royal...


Victoria Crosses on the Western Front - Somme 1916

by Paul Oldfield Pen and Sword Military (August 30, 2016)

In the past, while visiting the First World War battlefields, the author often wondered where the various Victoria Cross actions took place. He resolved to find out. In 1988, in the midst of his army career,...


The Russian Baltic Fleet in the Time of War and Revolution, 1914-1918

by Stephen C Ellis Seaforth Publishing (April 30, 2020)

The translation of these memoirs brings an important and authoritative historical source to those interested in Russian or naval history who are unable to access them in the original Russian. Their author, Rear...


Battle in the Baltic

by Steve Dunn & Al Ross Seaforth Publishing (January 31, 2020)

Though, for most participants, the First World War ended on 11 November 1918, the Royal Navy found itself, despite four years of slaughter and war weariness, fighting a fierce and brutal battle in the Baltic...


Victory at Gallipoli, 1915

by Klaus Wolf Pen and Sword Military (April 30, 2020)

The German contribution in a famous Turkish victory at Gallipoli has been overshadowed by the Mustafa Kemal legend. The commanding presence of German General Liman von Sanders in the operations is well known....


With a Royal Engineers Field Company in France & Italy

by V F Eberle Pen and Sword Military (March 30, 2020)

VF Eberle MC joined up on the outbreak of the war in No 2 Field Company Royal Engineers, 48th (South Midland) Division, the same company as his brother, who was a captain in it. He was commissioned before sailing...


Sergeant York

by Alvin York Racehorse (October 09, 2018)

October 8th, 1918--amid the last of the Allies attempts to the Germans, Sergeant Alvin York of Tennessee, found himself and his platoon of only seventeen men trapped in the thick of heavy machine gun fire. Rather...


Lone Eagle

by Philip Kaplan Skyhorse (May 16, 2017)

Take someone with superior intelligence, unusual strength, perfect vision, catlike reflexes, exceptional marksmanship, and nerves of steel and you just might have what it takes. The fighter pilot had total control...


Gentlemen Volunteers

by Arlen J. Hansen & George Plimpton Arcade (September 01, 2011)

They left Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Michigan, and Stanford to drive ambulances on the French front, and on the killing fields of World War I they learned that war was no place for gentlemen. The tale of the...


The Heroic Gangster

by Neil Hanson Skyhorse (July 01, 2013)

Monk Eastman was born in 1873 to a respectable New York family. By the age of eighteen he was running the streets of Lower Manhattan, first starting as a bouncer, and later as a gang leader who led an army of...


Terror of the Autumn Skies

by Blaine Pardoe Skyhorse (July 01, 2008)

Frank Luke, Jr. was an unlikely pilot. In the Great War, when fliers were still knights of the air," Luke was an ungallant lonera kid from Arizona who collected tarantulas, shot buzzards, and boxed miners. But...


Luger

by John Walter Skyhorse (February 13, 2018)

The distinctive look of the Luger and its role in German military history make it the world’s most famous handgun. In Luger, renowned gun expert John Walter traces the history of this semiautomatic pistol...