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The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914
The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914
by Christopher Clark
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One of The New York Times Book Reviews 10 Best Books of the Year The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 is historian Christopher Clarks riveting account of the explosive beginnings of World War I. Drawing on new scholarship, Clark offers a... (read more)

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To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918
To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918
by Adam Hochschild
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"This is the kind of investigatory history Hochschild pulls off like no one else . . . Hochschild is a master at chronicling how prevailing cultural opinion is formed and, less frequently, how it's challenged." — Maureen Corrigan, NPRs Fresh... (read more)

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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
by Geoffrey Wawro
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The Austro-Hungarian army that marched east and south to confront the Russians and Serbs in the opening campaigns of World War I had a glorious past but a pitiful present. Speaking a mystifying array of languages and lugging outdated weapons, the... (read more)

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The Guns of August
The Guns of August
by Barbara Wertheim Tuchman
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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time The Proud Tower, the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Guns of August, and The Zimmerman Telegram comprise Barbara W. Tuchman’s classic histories of the First World War era... (read more)

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The World Crisis, 1911-1918
The World Crisis, 1911-1918
by Winston Churchill
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Now in trade paperback and repackaged for the first time in more than 75 years, this is Churchill's definitive history of the first World War. 48 maps, plans & diagrams.... (read more)

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Silent Night: The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce
Silent Night: The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce
by Stanley Weintraub
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In the early months of World War I, on Christmas Eve, men on both sides of the trenches laid down their arms and joined in a spontaneous celebration. Despite orders to continue shooting, the unofficial truce spread across the front lines. Even the... (read more)

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World Undone : Story of the Great War, 1914 To 1918 (07 Edition)
World Undone : Story of the Great War, 1914 To 1918 (07 Edition)
by G.j. Meyer
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The First World War is one of historys greatest tragedies. In this remarkable and intimate account, author G. J. Meyer draws on exhaustive research to bring to life the story of how the Great War reduced Europes mightiest empires to rubble, killed twenty... (read more)

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The Guns of August
The Guns of August
by Barbara W Tuchman
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1 A Funeral So gorgeous was the spectacle on the May morning of 1910 when nine kings rode in the funeral of Edward VII of England that the crowd, waiting in hushed and black-clad awe, could not keep back gasps of admiration. In scarlet and blue and green... (read more)

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July 1914: Countdown to War
July 1914: Countdown to War
by Sean McMeekin
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When a Serbian-backed assassin gunned down Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie on June 28, 1914, there was no indication that world war would be the result. Even Ferdinand's own uncle, Franz Josef I, was notably ambivalent about the death of the... (read more)

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Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War at Sea
Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War at Sea
by Robert K. Massie
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In a work of extraordinary narrative power, filled with brilliant personalities and vivid scenes of dramatic action, Robert K. Massie, the Pulitzer Prize?winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and Dreadnought, elevates to its proper... (read more)

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The First World War
The First World War
by John Keegan
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The First World War created the modern world. A conflict of unprecedented ferocity, it abruptly ended the relative peace and prosperity of the Victorian era, unleashing such demons of the twentieth century as mechanized warfare and mass death. It also... (read more)

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Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East
Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East
by Scott Anderson
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A thrilling and revelatory narrative of one of the most epic and consequential periods in 20th century history — the Arab Revolt, and the secret game to control the Middle East. The Arab Revolt against the Turks in World War One was, in the words... (read more)

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Elite #199: World War I Battlefield Artillery Tactics
Elite #199: World War I Battlefield Artillery Tactics
by Dale Clarke
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From the beginning of 'trench warfare' in winter 1914/15, artillery became the absolutely dominant arm in all the major armies for the rest of World War I, to a degree never seen before or since. The numbers and capabilities of the guns and ammunition... (read more)

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Truce (09 Edition)
Truce (09 Edition)
by Jim Murphy
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Two-time Newbery Honor Book author Jim Murphy writes a stunning nonfiction masterpiece about a Christmas miracle on the Western Front during World War I. On July 29th 1914, the worlds peace was shattered as the artillery of the Austria-Hungary Empire... (read more)

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1913: The Year Before the Storm
1913: The Year Before the Storm
by Florian Illies
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Florian Illies is a German journalist who has worked for major European newspapers and magazines and cofounded the art magazine Monopol. He is the author of four previous bestselling books, which have sold more than 1 million copies. 1913&#... (read more)

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Poilu: The World War I Notebooks of Corporal Louis Barthas, Barrelmaker, 1914-1918
Poilu: The World War I Notebooks of Corporal Louis Barthas, Barrelmaker, 1914-1918
by Louis Barthas
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Along with millions of other Frenchmen, Louis Barthas, a thirty-five-year-old barrelmaker from a small wine-growing town, was conscripted to fight the Germans in the opening days of World War I. Corporal Barthas spent the next four years in near... (read more)

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War of Attrition: Fighting the First World War
War of Attrition: Fighting the First World War
by William Philpott
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The Great War of 1914–1918 was the first mass conflict to fully mobilize the resources of industrial powers against one another, resulting in a brutal, bloody, protracted war of attrition between the worlds great economies. Now, one hundred years... (read more)

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To End All Wars: A Story of Protest and Patriotism in the First World War. Adam Hochschild
To End All Wars: A Story of Protest and Patriotism in the First World War. Adam Hochschild
by Adam Hochschild
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World War I stands as one of history's most senseless spasms of carnage. In a riveting, suspenseful narrative with haunting echoes for our own time, Adam Hochschild brings it to life as never before. He focuses on the long-ignored moral drama of the war... (read more)

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Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World
Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World
by Margaret Macmillan
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Between January and July 1919, after "the war to end all wars," men and women from around the world converged on Paris to shape the peace. Center stage, for the first time in history, was an American president, Woodrow Wilson, who with his Fourteen... (read more)

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Zimmermann Telegram
Zimmermann Telegram
by Barbara W Tuchman
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Barbara W. Tuchman (1912–1989) achieved prominence as a historian with The Zimmermann Telegram and international fame with The Guns of August—a huge bestseller and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Her other works include Bible and Sword, The... (read more)

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