It left millions dead and reshaped the modern world. The 17 best books on world war i of 2020 thoughtco. World war two firsthand accounts nonfiction 666 books. The illustrated companion to the new great british railway journeys series, exploring the role of the railways during the first world war. His ongoing threevolume history of the conflict, the first of which was published in 2001, is likely to become the standard academic reference work. Taylor knew that historians wrote within a frame of reference and that biases make appear even when trying to honest.
Studying for a masters degree on the first world war you read hundreds of hefty and light texts that cover parts of the first world war, or the whole thing. In this clear, lively and nowclassic account of the first world war, he tells the story of the conflict from the german advance in the west, through the marne, gallipoli, the balkans and the war at sea to the offensives of 1918 and the state of europe after the war. Europe 1914 1918 by nicolson buy on amazon although not enough for a study in itself, this quality book will accompany any discussion of the first world war, whether you want a few extra figures for an essay or a readyreference for your novel. In this clear, lively and nowclassic account of the first world war, he tells the story of the conflict from the german advance in the west, through the marne, gallipoli, the balkans and the war at sea to the offensives of 1918 and the state of europe. The pieces in this book form an excellent introduction to the military history of world war i that will also prove valuable to specialists in the subject. So begins the war of the worlds, the science fiction classic that first proposed the possibility of intelligent life on other planets and has enthralled readers for almost 90 years, this compelling tale describes the martian invasion of earth.
The first world war was the largest and deadliest war the world had ever seen. This handsome volume explores wwi in a panoramic account that encompasses its historical context, military. A little book full of all the information you need how things persist. An illustrated companion to the first world war by anthony. The great war illustrated 1916 is the third picture volume in this series that deals exclusively with actions fought throughout the year on the western front. The first world war was one of the single most important events of the twentieth century. World war i, also known as wwi abbreviation, the first world war, the great war.
World war i often abbreviated as wwi or ww1, also known as the first world war or the great war, was a global war originating in europe that lasted from 28 july 1914 to 11 november 1918. 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. List of world war i books is a bibliography using apa style citations of a selection of books on. Winston s churchill the world crisis the first world war 6 vol book easton press. The number two and three books are a revisionist take on the allies role in entering the war with germany, and both take the view that hitler only wanted danzig. The war to end all wars, peter simkins, geoffrey jukes and michael hickey. Illustrated history of world war ii the violent century. This ebook examines how trench battle was once fought, learning the crimea, american civil battle and jap battle 190405. The longman companion to the first world war is a comprehensive reference work to one of the most devastating conflicts in modern history. See all books authored by anthony bruce, including an encyclopedia of naval history, and an illustrated. Drive to the seine ballantines illustrated history of world war ii, campaign book. New zealand and the first world war book nzhistory, new. Although i enjoyed the book, i still have not found a better book on world war 1 than paul fussells the great war.
Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that. Taylor was one of the most acclaimed and uncompromising historians of the twentieth century. But the avalanche of detail, battle upon battle, is oppressive. The first world war an illustrated history by a j p taylor. Anthony peter charles publication date 1989 topics world war 19141918, world war, 19141918 encyclopedias, world war 1. The great war traumatized a generation and shaped the whole. Looks at the befs last major battle of the first world war, in which the germans were forced out of their last prepared defensive. Max hastings called it one of the most impressive books of modern history in a generation, while richard holmes hailed it as a towering achievement.
Find the complete illustrated history of world war ii the violent century. War of the worlds by wells, first edition abebooks. Any top 10 list of first world war books has to include some poetry, and there are. Effective communication with parents, colleagues, and administrators the art of companion planting with annuals. The war illustrated was a british war magazine published in london by william berry later viscount camrose and owner of the daily telegraph. The edinburgh companion to the first world war and the arts. Max hastings called it one of the most impressive books. For anyone taking a serious look at this conflict and wants the historians objective take on events, in a readable form, then this is the must have book. An illustrated history is an original, well wrttien account that attempts to be honest. Campaign book series by multiple authors includes books afrika korps, the raiders.
Get the best deals on original ww i us books when you shop the largest. Horne does not make a play on the total war arguments surrounding the first world war again dealt with in books such as roger chickerings edited great war, total war 3 but, instead, the industrial, mass, technological base to the first world war. Anthony bruce books list of books by author anthony bruce. For four long years the major european powers, later joined by america, fought in a life or death struggle that would topple the crowned heads of europe and redraw. Ballantines illustrated history of the violent century, campaign book no. Ten huge and tireless creatures land in england and complete chaos erupts. With more than 800 entries, arranged alphabetically, this book depicts the personalities, machinery and reality of modern warfare, concentrating on the first world war. The reith lecturer in 1998, he is the author of many bestselling books including the face of battle, six armies in normandy, battle at sea, the second world war, a history of warfare awarded the duff cooper prize, warpaths, the battle for history, the first world war, and most recently, intelligence in war. Authors prepare to mark centenary of first world war with.
Excellent singlevolume history of the first world war, focusing on the land battles on the western, eastern and italian fronts and the war against the ottoman empire. Stories inspired by items from the first world war david almond, john boyne, tracy chevalier et al. Jun 09, 20 authors prepare to mark centenary of first world war with flood of new books this article is more than 6 years old plans for the 1914 anniversary will be unveiled on monday, and then a batch of. See all books authored by anthony bruce, including an encyclopedia of naval history, and an illustrated companion to the first world war, and more on. An illustrated history of the first world war carries us across the europe of nearly a century ago, revealing the devastation, camaraderie, political machinations and battlefield maneuverings that changed the world.
An illustrated history penguin books new impression by a j p taylor isbn. Volume one introduction and our album of war leaders. Decisive victory the battle of the sambre, 4 november 1918, derek clayton. Books listed below have been placed in rather broad categories. Jun 28, 2014 20 classic and contemporary books about world war i. A friend of mine is clearing a the house of a deceased friend, and has come across a ninevolume set of the war illustrated. Bibliography of ww1 reference books and documents great war. P and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. The ballantines illustrated history of world war ii the violent century.
An illustrated history of the first world war gives us a lavishly illustrated history of the war, brilliantly interweaving his narrative with selection of. A new exploration of literary and artistic responses to ww1 from 1914 to the present this authoritative reference work examines literary and artistic responses to. An illustrated history is a perfect example of this. Selected people, places, and events of the war are. Split into five chapters, the authors begin with the british defeat at kut, showing photographs from british and turkish perspectives throughout the fourmonth campaign. Contemporary arts commissions for the first world war centenary presents a detailed look at the extensive 1418 now programme, which was set up to bring a creative response to the centenary of the first world war. The book is a great companion to support the enormous amount of books being released to mark the 100th anniversary of the commencement of the great war. Jul 03, 2014 tony bradmans top 10 books about the first world war. Buy an illustrated history of the first world war 1st edition. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Jan 30, 2012 a companion to the first world war brings together an international team of distinguished historians who provide a series of original and thoughtprovoking essays on one of the most devastating events in modern history. I have read and studied numerous books regarding ww i, and believe.
The book is a straightforward narrative of the first world war written in a manner which excludes any distractions such as footnotes. The oxford illustrated history of the first world war this book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. Jan 01, 2008 the illustrated history of world war one book. Buy the oxford illustrated history of the first world war. An illustrated companion to the first world war, by anthony bruce, michael joseph ltd.
The first issue date was august 22, 1914, eighteen days after the united kingdom declared war on germany. Hew strachan is one of the world s foremost experts on the great war of 191418. Aug 30, 2019 world war i, also known as wwi abbreviation, the first world war, the great war, and the war to end all wars, was a global military conflict that took place mostly in europe between 1914 and 1918. An illustrated companion to the first world war hardcover april 1, 1990 by anthony bruce author. Comprises 38 essays by leading scholars who analyze the current state of historical scholarship on the first world war provides extensive coverage spanning the pre war. Literature in world war i is generally thought to include poems, novels and drama. The story of the great european war told by camera, pen and pencil was the subtitle of the war illustrated, a magazine published in london publication by william berry later owner of the daily telegraph. Souvenir books sports in the great war spying in the great war t.
Desert strike force the panballantine illustrated history of world war ii, breakout. Four books in the top thirty focus on the plight of the germans in the post war. The first world war by strachan, sir hew and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Featuring over 500 images, many previously unpublished, the book comes with a host of memorabilia. An illustrated history penguin books new impression by taylor, a j p isbn. It presents the essential cast of that cataclysmic drama, from the decision makers at the tophaig, joffre, hindenberg, pershingto.
All quiet on the western front by erich maria remarque, the guns of august by barbara w. Ballantines illustrated history of world war ii the. Discover book depositorys huge selection of world war 1 nonfiction books online. An illustrated companion to the first world war bruce, anthony on. Tanganyikan guerrilla east african campaign 1914 18 abebooks. The first world war was the most destructive conflict the world had known with scarcely a family throughout the uk and commonwealth being untouched by the terrible slaughter of such battles as the somme, ypres and gallipoli. It was first released on 22 august 1914, eighteen days after the united kingdom declared war on germany, and regular issues continued throughout the first world war. Books in the main reading room reference collection. Mainly focuses on the first world war battles between the british and the ottoman empire for control of syria, with an interesting section on the post war struggle for control of the country. Tragically, twenty years after the end of the first great war, the world was back at it on a scale that dwarfed all earlier wars. Its more than 600 alphabetically arranged, detailed. Professor gary sheffield world war i changed the face of the 20th century.
Search for library items search for lists search for contacts. A companion to the first world war brings together an international team of distinguished historians who provide a series of original and thoughtprovoking essays on one of the most devastating events in modern history. An annotated bibliography books in the main reading room reference collection. A century on, it can be difficult to understand the enormity of the conflict which tore europe apart. Clearly mankind did not take away the right lessons learned about the first world war. Trench war used to be now not an aberration of the western entrance. Books and documents on the first world war can be found in a variety of places, such as museum libraries, archives, secondhand bookshops or mmilitary book. Strachan is one of the leading scholars of the first world war, if not the leading scholar. An illustrated companion to the first world war anthony bruce on. Longman companion to the first world war book depository. The oxford illustrated history of the first world war.
Written by the author of the three previous bestselling companions on waterloo, trafalgar and gettysburg now acclaimed as the definitive work of reference on each battle the western front companion. Nov 11, 20 the first of its kind for new zealand a lavish, landmark production new zealand and the first world war dynamically illustrates 50 key episodes of our wartime life. Great deals on one book or all books in the series. An illustrated companion to the first world war book. The first world war was one of the great watershed events of the 20th century, not only costing millions of live but also disrupting existing social order, precipitating dramatic changes in the methods of waging warfare, and teaching victors new lessons about the treatment of vanquished foes. The illustrated war news by various free at loyal books. Although the canon continues to be challenged, the texts most frequently taught in schools and universities are lyrics by siegfried sassoon and wilfred owen. Introduzione alla lettura architectural acoustics illustrated the tactful teacher. Designed as a companion to garlands the united states in the first world war, this new encyclopedia concentrates on nonu. Oct 03, 2010 the war illustrated archive including the war illustrated and afterwards complete record of the conflict by land and sea and in the air. I would say that along with john keegans the first world war, one of the better one volume histories of the war.1280 628 820 588 928 1165 1061 772 779 594 1147 1093 625 387 1214 797 1297 870 1168 459 920 1254 1386 381 1042 1328 944 206 1135 517 204 442 308 1341 670 408 511 1480 298 217 281 1093 617 1155 1356 343 1217 32 575 492