You are likely to see a run on books about WWI appearing on this blog within the next several months - my mailbox has been very overwhelming in that department. Many of these books will make it into a review, but if not, I might do a feature on them just as a way to integrate my reading for school with the blog. It is relevant reading and it is A LOT of reading - so I might as well kill two birds with one stone! I have also settled on my research topic, in which I will be able to utilize a book I received for review last year as one of my sources/inspiration (if you are interested, that would be Wilson by A. Scott Berg). Pretty cool I think!
I'm about a month into the class so far and it has been quite fascinating so far. In my high school and undergraduate education I wasn't exposed to a lot of WWI history. To say I am learning a lot is an understatement.
Here are the books I have picked up for my class and research:
- WWI by H.P. Willmott (which has pictures and battlefield guides)
- Quest for Decisive Victory: From Stalemate to Blitzkrieg in Europe 1899-1940 by Rober M. Citino
- The Good Soldier Svejk by Jaroslav Hasek
- Cataclysm: The First World War as Political Tragedy by David Stevenson
- The Zimmermann Telegram by Barbara W. Tuchman
- The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War by Hew Strachan
- Decisions for War: 1914-1917 by Richard F. Hamilton
- The Arming of Europe and the Making of the First World War by David G. Herrmann
- Churchill's Crusade: The British Invasion of Russia, 1918-1920 by Clifford Kinvig
- Woodrow Wilson and the World War by Charles Seymour
- Why We Are at War: Messages to Congress by Woodrow Wilson
- Wilson by A. Scott Berg
- Trench: A History of Trench Warfare on the Western Front by Stephen Bull
- The First World War: Germany and Austria-Hungary 1914-1918 by Holger H. Herwig
- The First Air War: 1914-1918 by Lee Kennett
- A World Undone by G.J. Meyer
- The First World War by Hew Strachan
- The Battle of the Frontiers: Ardennes 1914 by Terence Zuber
Whew! That's a lot! So far I have read The Arming of Europe and the Making of the First World War by David G. Herrmann, and working on Cataclysm: The First World War as Political Tragedy by David Stevenson and Decisions for War: 1914-1917 by Richard F. Hamilton.
So, are you well versed in WWI? Have you read any of these books? Any recommendations for further reading on Woodrow Wilson and the entry of the USA into WWI?
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