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Fighting on the Home Front: The Legacy of Women in World War One
Fighting on the Home Front: The Legacy of Women in World War One
by Kate Adie
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A chronicle of the ways in which women's lives changed during World War I and what the impact has been for women today, 100 years later In 1914 the world changed forever. This book details how when World War I broke out and a generation of... (read more)

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A Higher Form of Killing: Six Weeks in World War I That Forever Changed the Nature of Warfare
A Higher Form of Killing: Six Weeks in World War I That Forever Changed the Nature of Warfare
by Diana Preston
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In six weeks during April and May 1915, as World War I escalated, Germany forever altered the way war would be fought. On April 22, at Ypres, German canisters spewed poison gas at French and Canadian soldiers in their trenches; on May 7, the German... (read more)

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The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front 1915-1919
The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front 1915-1919
by Mark Thompson
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In May 1915, Italy declared war on the Habsburg Empire. The result was one of the most hopeless and senseless wars of modern times. Nearly 750,000 Italians and half as many Austro-Hungarian troops were killed. To maintain discipline in the face of... (read more)

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Over There: The United States in the Great War, 1917-1918
Over There: The United States in the Great War, 1917-1918
by Byron Farwell
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Within two weeks the French troops had mutinied, leaving the Western Front practically undefended. In the same month, Lenin arrived in Moscow on the heels of the Russian Revolution and vowed to make peace with Germany. To make matters worse, the Allies... (read more)

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The Unsubstantial Air: American Fliers in the First World War
The Unsubstantial Air: American Fliers in the First World War
by Samuel Hynes
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The Unsubstantial Air is the gripping story of the Americans who fought and died in the aerial battles of World War I. Much more than a traditional military history, it is an account of the excitement of becoming a pilot and flying in combat over the... (read more)

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America and World War I: A Traveler's Guide
America and World War I: A Traveler's Guide
by Mark D. Van Ells
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Although the United States reaped its title of the world... (read more)

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The Long Shadow: The Legacies of the Great War in the Twentieth Century
The Long Shadow: The Legacies of the Great War in the Twentieth Century
by David Reynolds
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Winner of the 2014 PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize for the Best Work of History. "If you only read one book about the First World War in this anniversary year, read . David Reynolds writes superbly and his analysis is compelling and original." -Anne Chisolm... (read more)

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Beauty and Sorrow (11 Edition)
Beauty and Sorrow (11 Edition)
by Peter Englund
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An intimate narrative history of World War I told through the stories of twenty men and women from around the globe--a powerful, illuminating, heart-rending picture of what the war was really like.   In this masterful book, renowned historian Peter... (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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Somme : Herosim and Horror in the First World War (07 Edition)
Somme : Herosim and Horror in the First World War (07 Edition)
by Martin Gilbert
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“Gilbert has unearthed fascinating details of the campaign . . . An unforgettable read.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer At 7:30 a.m. on July 1, 1916, the first Allied soldiers climbed out of their trenches along the Somme River in France... (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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C. A. Brannen #13: The World War I Diary of Jose de La Luz Saenz
C. A. Brannen #13: The World War I Diary of Jose de La Luz Saenz
by Emilio (edt) Zamora
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andldquo;I am home, safe and sound, and reviewing all these memories as if in a dream. All of this pleases me. I have been faithful to my duty.andrdquo; Thus Josandeacute; de la Luz Sandaacute;enz ends his account of his military service in France and... (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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The Great War: A Combat History of the First World War
The Great War: A Combat History of the First World War
by Peter Hart
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Named one of the Ten Best Books of 2013 by The Economist World War I altered the landscape of the modern world in every conceivable arena. Millions died; empires collapsed; new ideologies and political movements arose; poison gas, warplanes, tanks... (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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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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I The Patricians The last government in the Western world to possess all the attributes of aristocracy in working condition took office in England in June of 1895. Great Britain was at the zenith of empire when the Conservatives won the General Election... (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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Gallipoli
Gallipoli
by Alan Moorhead
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The Wordsworth Military Library covers the breadth of military history, including studies of individual leaders and accounts of major campaigns and great conflicts.... (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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Dark Invasion: 1915: Germany's Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America
Dark Invasion: 1915: Germany's Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America
by Howard Blum
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What happens when German spies collaborate to unleash a campaign of terror upon America at the start of World War I? In the summer of 1914, New York Police Department captain Tom Tunney is preoccupied by Manhattan's raging gang rivalries and has little... (read more)

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