World War I

The Great War and Modern Memory

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ISBN: 9780195133325
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - March 1st, 2000

This groundbreaking work that showed how World War I changed western society and culture was published in 1975. Highly readable and original. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

George, Nicholas and Wilhelm

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ISBN: 9781400079124
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Published: Vintage - March 8th, 2011

Vivid, entertaining, compelling chronicle of the decline and fall (thank goodness) of authoritarian European monarchy at the start of the 20th century. Should encourage further reading about a fascinating period. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis

Mimi and Toutou's Big Adventure

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ISBN: 9781400075263
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Published: Vintage - March 14th, 2006

This is the true account of the Battle of Lake Tanganyika during WWI. "Never heard of it," you say. If you've seen the movie The African Queen, then you loosely know the story. Follow the true exploits of Commander Geoffrey Spicer-Samson as he takes a crew of 28, thousands of native porters, a few skirts for comfort(he wore them to beat the heat), personally monogrammed cigarettes, and not enough medecine to go around. I read the Times review of this and decided that I just had to read this story for myself. Foden uses some of the best charecterization that I have ever come across in a non-fiction title. He makes the reader really care about this obscure battle that is not talked about in the history books, in Tanzania or within the British Admiralty itself. Any non-fiction, adventure, or just plain story lover will enjoy this little gem of a book.

Paris 1919

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ISBN: 9780375760525
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - September 9th, 2003

History has been unkind to these "peacemakers", still blamed for everything from the Holocaust to the Balkan Wars, to the Arab-Israeli conflict. But in 1919, a traumatized world crossed it's fingers and hoped against hope. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis

The First World War

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ISBN: 9780805076172
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - March 1st, 2004

Powerful history of when war ceased being romantic. Suffering and violence became industrial and an entire western generation lost it's innocence. Martin Gilbert at his best. ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


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