Peace at Last; A Portrait of Armistice Day, 11 November 1918 by Guy Cuthbertson. Yale University Press. A portrait of this much anticipated day when the fighting in Western and Central Europe ceased. The Great War was finally over.
Grand Illusions; American At and the First World War by David Lubin. Oxford University Press. Paper. Our participation in World War I resulted in a pervasive influence of the conflict on American visual culture.
Dublin’s Great Wars; The First World War, the Easter Rising, and the Irish Revolution by Richard Grayson. Cambridge University Press. Dubliners served in the British army during the Great War. Upon their return to civilian life, these Irish men became involved in the Irish civil conflict.
The Great War in America; World War I and Its Aftermath by Garrett Peck. Pegasus. Europe drew much of the world into its conflict; four empires and their royal houses had fallen, the map of the Middle East was redrawn, and the US emerged as a global power.
Hellfire Boys; The Birth of the U.S. Chemical Warfare Service and the Race for the World’s Deadliest Weapons by Theo Emery. Back Bay Books. Paper. In 1915 the Germans introduced new weaponry, including the first successful gas attack. The race was on.
Wasteland; The Great War and the Origins of Modern Horror by Scott Poole. Counterpoint. The birth of horror as a genre in popular fiction is rooted in the destruction and carnage of WWI.
TR’s Last War; Theodore Roosevelt, the Great War, and a Journey of Triumph and Tragedy by David Pietrusza. Lyons Press. Roosevelt’s crusady for military preparedness as we fitfully stumbled into the conflict.
The Escape Artists by Neal Bascomb. HMH. A band of daredevil infantry and the greatest prison break of the Great War.
How American Won World War I by Alan Avelrod. Lyons Press. The U.S. Military Victory in the Great War.
The Polar Bear Expedition; The Heroes of America’s Forgotten Invasion of Russia by James Nelson. Morrow. Five thousand American doughboys were dispatched to norther Russia in 1918 to support opponents of the Russian Revolution.
A Supernatural War; Magic, Divination, and Faith During the First World War by Owen Davis. Oxford University Press. A belief in the supernatural was widespread during the Great War.
Army of Empire; The Untold Story of the Indian Army in World War I by George Morton-Jack. Indian sepoys made a significant contribution to the allied cause in Africa and in Europe.
WW1 Crusaders; A Band of Yanks in German-Occupied Belgium Help Save Millions from Starvation as Civilians Resist the Harsh German Rule, August 1914 to May 1917 by Jeffrey Miller. Perhaps America’s greatest humanitarian efforts.
Wasteland; The Great War and the Origins of Modern Horror by W. Scott Poole. Counterpoint, Paper. Millions killed, captured, or wounded in a sea of mud and blood.
The Last Palace; Europe’s Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House by Norman Civilizing torture. Crown. One historic Prague building and its notable residents.