World War I

The Last of the Doughboys

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The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780547554433
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - May 21st, 2013

The past is often as real as the present. And talking to living eyewitnesses (all more than 100 years old) proves the point. An astonishing and hugely rewarding reading experience that makes us remember why we love history and reminds us to talk with older folks: they are, not were, history. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis

The Sleepwalkers

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ISBN: 9780061146664
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 18th, 2014

Rejecting the theory that the Great War was somehow inevitable, Clark dramatically and meticulously recreates a time when human decisions in response to a volatile and fast-moving chain of events could have produced any number of different outcomes...not necessarily including the first great catastrophe of the 20th century. A brilliant, compelling, and extremely important book. Highest Recommendation. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


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ISBN: 9780425189986
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Published: Berkley Publishing Group - May 6th, 2003

The controversy over the sinking of Cunard's crack luxury liner still goes on today. The Lusitania was torpedoed by a German submarine on May 7, 1915 and sank in 18 minutes killing nearly 1,200 people. Ms. Preston provides a wealth of information on the volatile situation in the early part of World War I, the horror of the disaster, and the shock waves that reverberated around the globe in its aftermath. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves

The Beauty and the Sorrow

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ISBN: 9780307739285
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Published: Vintage - September 4th, 2012

Like Ken Burns' The Civil War, Englund brings the First World War to life through the experiences of 20 ordinary but extraordinary men and women. History that reads like a novel - one that will leave you outraged and moved. ~ Reviewed by Charles Bottomley

The Missing of the Somme

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ISBN: 9780307742971
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Published: Vintage - August 9th, 2011

Dyer is an out-of-the-box thinker like Malcolm Gladwell, and he looks at World War I through its monuments, novels and memories. A thoughtful and ultimately moving companion to Hochschild's To End All Wars. ~ Reviewed by Charles Bottomley

To End All Wars

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To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780547750316
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Published: Mariner Books - March 6th, 2012

Occasionally a book gets written that is so stirring that readers simultaneously want to savor and go slowly yet feel irresistibly compelled to read it in a single sitting. This is that kind of book. The author should need no introduction...the subject matter demands permanent engagement. Even the Queen must step sideways past the poppies when entering Westminster Abbey. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


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