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Zimmermann Telegram (66 Edition)
Zimmermann Telegram (66 Edition)
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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War That Ended Peace (14 Edition)
War That Ended Peace (14 Edition)
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 • Bloomberg Businessweek • The Globe and Mail From the bestselling and award-winning author of Paris 1919 comes... (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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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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The World Crisis Volume IV: 1918-1928: The Aftermath (Bloomsbury Revelations)
The World Crisis Volume IV: 1918-1928: The Aftermath (Bloomsbury Revelations)
by Winston S. Churchill
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The World Crisis is considered by many to be Winston S. Churchill's literary masterpiece. Published across five volumes between 1923 and 1931, Churchill here tells the story of The Great War, from its origins to the long shadow it cast on the following... (read more)

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Holding on to Home: New Zealand Stories and Objects of the First World War
Holding on to Home: New Zealand Stories and Objects of the First World War
by Kate Hunter
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The Great War seeped and stormed into every aspect of New Zealanders’ lives, from the front line to the family home. The things that survived—a crumpled theatre ticket, an engraved cigarette case, a knitting pattern—bring this distant... (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 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 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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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: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
The First World War: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Michael Howard
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Now more than ever, a clear historical understanding of the conflicts that have engulfed the world is essential. In The First World War, one of the most respected historians of his generation offers a brief but hugely readable narrative account of WWI... (read more)

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Unknown Soldiers: The Story of the Missing of the First World War
Unknown Soldiers: The Story of the Missing of the First World War
by Neil Hanson
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In a moving story of how the grave of the Unknown Soldier and the ritual of Remembrance Day came to be, this text examines the valiant effort of Rev. David Railton who convinced Prime Minister Lloyd George to create a symbolic burial of one unknown... (read more)

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War and Punishment (00 Edition)
War and Punishment (00 Edition)
by H. E. Goemans
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"War and Punishmentis a refreshing combination of rigorous reasoning and elegant historical analysis on one of the most important, and least understood, aspects of war: what causes wars to end. Anyone interested in the interplay between leadership... (read more)

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Iraq and Eleanor Egan's the War in the Cradle of the World
Iraq and Eleanor Egan's the War in the Cradle of the World
by Eleanor Franklin Egan
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Chronicling the British military's invasion of Iraq in 1917, Eleanor Franklin Egan was an intrepid American journalist who wrote an autobiographical account of her time spent amongst British officers in the Middle East during and just after World War I... (read more)

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Almanac of World War I
Almanac of World War I
by David F. Burg
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Provides a day-by-day account of the action on all fronts and of the events surrounding the conflict, from the guns of August 1914 to the November 1918 Armistice and its troubled aftermath. Daily entries, topical descriptions, biographical sketches, maps,... (read more)

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American Women in World War 1 (06 Edition)
American Women in World War 1 (06 Edition)
by Lettie Gavin
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Interweaving personal stories with historical photos and background, this lively account documents the history of the more than 40,000 women who served in relief and military duty during World War I. Through personal interviews and excerpts from diaries,... (read more)

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Dangerous Work: The Memoir of Private George Weeks of the Labour Corps 1917-1919
Dangerous Work: The Memoir of Private George Weeks of the Labour Corps 1917-1919
by George Weeks
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A new history by a soldier who took part, as a laborer, in all the great battles of 1917, 1918, and the Army of Occupation of 1919 Some days the amount of bodies to be reburied was so numerous that hardly any construction work was accomplished.... (read more)

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The Great War and Veterans' Internationalism
The Great War and Veterans' Internationalism
by Julia (edt) Eichenberg
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After the Great War, Veterans were a new transnational mass phenomenon. Their status raised a number of new questions about the presence of ex-soldiers in society, their entitlement in terms of welfare (pensions, disability benefits, etc), and their role... (read more)

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Men-At-Arms #356: Armies in the Balkans 1915-18
Men-At-Arms #356: Armies in the Balkans 1915-18
by Nigel Thomas
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Recent history should remind us that it was events in the Balkans which sparked off World War I (1914-1918), with the assassination of the Austrian heir Prince Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, and the consequent invasion of Serbia by Austro-Hungarian armies... (read more)

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