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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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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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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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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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The Darkest Days: The Truth Behind Britain's Rush to War, 1914
The Darkest Days: The Truth Behind Britain's Rush to War, 1914
by Douglas Newton
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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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Sky Pilots: The Yankee Division Chaplains in World War I
Sky Pilots: The Yankee Division Chaplains in World War I
by Michael E. Shay
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In August 1917, the U.S. 26th “Yankee” Division was formally activated for service in World War I. When the soldiers arrived in France, they were accompanied by more than three dozen volunteer chaplains. These clergymen experienced all the... (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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A Brief History of World War I
A Brief History of World War I
by Jon E. (edt) Lewis
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No other conflict has so dramatically illustrated the senselessness of war and shaped the modern world to the same extent, from its impact on the Russian Revolution and the rise of Hitler to the final break-up of the British Empire and the supremacy of... (read more)

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A Hilltop on the Marne
A Hilltop on the Marne
by Mildred Aldrich
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A unique civilian's eye-view of World War I, depicting, through heartfelt letters from an American woman, a fascinating before and after picture of a French community in disarray What looked impossible is evidently coming to pass . . . I... (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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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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Lingo of No Man's Land: A World War I Slang Dictionary
Lingo of No Man's Land: A World War I Slang Dictionary
by Lorenzo N. Smith
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In 1915 Massachusetts native Lorenzo N. Smith, roused by the newspaper reports of desecrated Belgium and France, crossed the Canadian border and joined the Wesmount Rifles. After stints with the First Canadian Contingent at Ypres, Festubert, Givenchy... (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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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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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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The Great War: July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme
The Great War: July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme
by Joe Sacco
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Launched on July 1, 1916, the Battle of the Somme has come to epitomize the madness of the First World War. Almost 20,000 British soldiers were killed and another 40,000 were wounded that first day, and there were more than one million casualties by the... (read more)

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Gallipoli
Gallipoli
by Peter Hart
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One of the most famous battles in history, the WWI Gallipoli campaign began as a bold move by the British to capture Constantinople, but this definitive new history explains that from the initial landings--which ended with so much blood in the sea it... (read more)

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