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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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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 Great War and Modern Memory
The Great War and Modern Memory
by Paul Fussell
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The year 2000 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of The Great War and Modern Memory, winner of the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and recently named by the Modern Library one of the twentieth century's 100... (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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Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age
Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age
by Modris Eksteins
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A rare and remarkable cultural history of World War I that unearths the roots of modernism   Dazzling in its originality, Rites of Spring probes the origins, impact, and aftermath of World War I, from the premiere of Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of... (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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Tommy's War: The Western Front in Soldiers' Words and Photographs
Tommy's War: The Western Front in Soldiers' Words and Photographs
by Richard Van Emden
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Shortly after images of the famous Christmas Truce of 1914 found their way into national newspapers in Britain, the military authorities banned the private use of cameras on the Western Front. A considerable number of soldiers continued to use them... (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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Storm of Steel (Penguin Classics)
Storm of Steel (Penguin Classics)
by Ernst Junger
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A memoir of astonishing power, savagery, and ashen lyricism, Storm of Steel illuminates not only the horrors but also the fascination of total war, seen through the eyes of an ordinary German soldier. Young, tough, patriotic, but also disturbingly self... (read more)

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Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War (Vintage)
Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War (Vintage)
by Max Hastings
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A New York Times Notable Book of 2013 A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year From the acclaimed military historian, a new history of the outbreak of World War I: the dramatic stretch from the breakdown of diplomacy to the battles—the... (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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The Proud Tower: A Protrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914
The Proud Tower: A Protrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914
by Barbara W. Tuchman
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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 During the fateful quarter century leading up to World War I, the climax of a... (read more)

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The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914
The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914
by Margaret Macmillan
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • The Economist • The Christian Science Monitor • The Globe and Mail From the bestselling and award-winning author of Paris 1919 comes a masterpiece of narrative... (read more)

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5 Minute History: First World War Leaders and Commanders (5 Minute History)
5 Minute History: First World War Leaders and Commanders (5 Minute History)
by Peter Doyle
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One of the greatest myths of World War I is that it was a case of "lions led by donkeys," yet there were many strong and powerful leaders who shaped the war for better or worse and this accessible guide takes readers through each of these key... (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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Europe's Last Summer: Who Started the Great War in 1914?
Europe's Last Summer: Who Started the Great War in 1914?
by David Fromkin
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When war broke out in Europe in 1914, it surprised a European population enjoying the most beautiful summer in memory. For nearly a century since, historians have debated the causes of the war. Some have cited the assassination of Archduke Franz... (read more)

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Fallen Soldiers : Reshaping the Memory of the World Wars (91 Edition)
Fallen Soldiers : Reshaping the Memory of the World Wars (91 Edition)
by George L. Mosse
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Tracing wartime experience from the Napoleonic Wars to Vietnam, Professor Mosse's chilling study explores why mankind has drawn the sting of death from modern war and transformed it into an acceptable, even sacred, event.... (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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Library of America #222: Barbara Tuchman: The Guns of August & the Proud Tower
Library of America #222: Barbara Tuchman: The Guns of August & the Proud Tower
by Barbara Wertheim Tuchman
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Writing with a clarity, grace, and novelistic sweep rare among historians, Barbara W. Tuchman (1912-1989) distilled the complex interplay of personalities and events into gripping narratives that fuse rigorous scholarship with elegant literary art. An... (read more)

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14-18: Understanding the Great War
14-18: Understanding the Great War
by Stephane Audoin-rouzeau
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With this brilliantly innovative book, Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau and Annette Becker have shown that the Great War was the matrix on which all subsequent disasters of the twentieth century were formed. Three elements of the conflict, all too often... (read more)

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