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A Farewell to Arms

Ernest Hemingway

Hemingway's classic novel of the First World War The best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse. Hemingway's frank
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All Quiet on the Western Front

Erich Maria Remarque · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 248
Format: Hardcover

Now repackaged--the timeless classic of World War I Germany that speaks to generation after generation.
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Birds Without Wings

Louis de Bernières
Format: Print book

Louis de Bernières’s last novel, Corelli’s Mandolin, was met with the highest praise: “Behind every page,” said Richard Russo, “we sense its author’s intelligence, wit, heart, imagination, and wisdom. This is a great book.” A. S. Byatt placed the author in “the direct line...
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The First World War: A Complete History

Martin Gilbert · Henry Holt & Co
Pages: 615
Format: Hardcover

A companion volume to the highly acclaimed The Second World War recounts the course of the war, the enormity of its cost, the advances it brought in technology, and its effect on European society. 25,000 first printing.
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A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918

Gerald J Meyer · Delacorte Press
Pages: 704
Format: Print book

The First World War is one of history's greatest tragedies. In this remarkable and intimate account, author G. J. Meyer draws on exhaustive research to bring to life the story of how the Great War reduced Europe's mightiest empires to rubble, killed twenty million people, and cracked...
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The Unknowns

PATRICK O'DONNELL · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is sacred ground at Arlington National Cemetery. Originally constructed in 1921 to hold one of the thousands of unidentified American soldiers lost in World War I, it now also contains unknowns from World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and receives...
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To Hell and Back: Europe 1914-1949

Ian Kershaw · Penguin Books
Pages: 592
Format: Print book

"Chilling... To Hell and Back should be required reading in every chancellery, every editorial cockpit and every place where peevish Euroskeptics do their thinking ... . Kershaw documents each and every 'ism' of his analysis with extraordinary detail and passionate humanism."...
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Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War

Max Hastings · Knopf
Pages: 628
Format: Hardcover

From the acclaimed military historian, a new history of the outbreak of World War I: the dramatic stretch from the breakdown of diplomacy to the battles - the Marne, Ypres, Tannenberg - that marked the frenzied first year before the war bogged down in the trenches. In Catastrophe 1914,...
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The Englishman's Daughter: A True Story of Love and Betrayal in World War One

Ben Macintyre · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 254
Format: Print book

"I have a rendezvous with death, at some disputed barricade." Alan Seeger, 1916In the first days of World War I four soldiers, left behind as the British army retreated through northern France under the first German onslaught, found themselves trapped on the wrong side of the Western...
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To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918

Adam Hochschild · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

World War I stands as one of history's most senseless spasms of carnage, defying rational explanation. In a riveting, suspenseful narrative with haunting echoes for our own time, Adam Hochschild brings it to life as never before. He focuses on the long-ignored moral drama of the war's critics,...
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The Somme: The Darkest Hour on the Western Front

Peter Hart · Pegasus
Pages: 589
Format: Hardcover

The definitive account of one of the bloodiest battles in world history -- a military tragedy that would come to define a generation. On July 1, 1916, the British Army launched the "Big Push" that was supposed to bring an end to the horrific stalemate on the Western Front between...
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Barbara W. Tuchman: The Guns of August & The Proud Tower

Barbara W. Tuchman · Library of America; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

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 astute portraitist, she brilliantly...
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The Great War: July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme

Joe Sacco · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

From “the heir to R. Crumb and Art Spiegelman” (Economist) comes a monumental, wordless depiction of the most infamous day of World War I. Launched on July 1, 1916, the Battle of the Somme has come to epitomize the madness of the First World War. Almost 20,000 British soldiers...
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The Beauty and the Sorrow: An Intimate History of the First World War

Peter Englund · Knopf; First American Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

In this masterly, highly original narrative history, Peter Englund takes a revelatory new approach to the history of World War I, magnifying its least examined, most stirring component the experiences of the average man and woman—not only the tragedy and horror but also the absurdity...
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Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East

Scott Anderson · Doubleday
Pages: 577
Format: Hardcover

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYNew York Times * Christian Science Monitor * NPR * Seattle Times * St. Louis DispatchNational Book Critics Circle Finalist -- American Library Association Notable BookA thrilling and revelatory narrative of one of the most epic and consequential...
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Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph

T.E. Lawrence · Anchor; Reissue edition
Format: Book

In his classic book, T.E. Lawrence—forever known as Lawrence of Arabia—recounts his role in the origin of the modern Arab world. At first a shy Oxford scholar and archaeologist with a facility for languages, he joined and went on to lead the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Turks...
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Birdsong: A Novel of Love and War

Sebastian Faulks · Vintage Books USA
Pages: 496
Format: Paperback

Published to international critical and popular acclaim, this intensely romantic yet stunningly realistic novel spans three generations and the unimaginable gulf between the First World War and the present. As the young Englishman Stephen Wraysford passes through a tempestuous love affair...
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