940.3-940.4: History of World War I (2023)

This collection spotlights books, published in the last 10 years, that discuss World War I which lasted from 1914 to 1918. Books featured in this collection will discuss causes and the aftermath of "The Great War" as well as contain histories of significant events and battles.

Updated June 9, 2023
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The confidence men : how two prisoners of war engineered the most remarkable escape in history
Fox, Margalit
NATIONAL BESTSELLER * The Great Escape for the Great War: the astonishing true story of two World War I prisoners who pulled off one of the most ingenious escapes of all time. FINALIST FOR THE EDGAR® AWARD * ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The Washington Post,<...


Dark invasion : 1915: Germany's secret war and the hunt for the first terrorist cell in America
Blum, Howard.
Combining the pulsating drive of Showtime's Homeland with the fascinating historical detail of such of narrative nonfiction bestsellers as Double Cross and In the Garden of Beasts, Dark Invasion is Howard Blum's gritty, high-energy true-life tale of German espionage and terror on American soil...


Dead Wake : The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
Larson, Erik 1954-
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania "Both terrifying and enthralling."--Entertainment Weekly"Thrilling, dramatic and powerful."...


The escape artists : a band of daredevil pilots and the greatest prison break of the Great War
Bascomb, Neal
"Bascomb has unearthed a remarkable piece of hidden history, and told it perfectly. The story brims with adventure, suspense, daring, and heroism." --David Grann, New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon Neal Bascomb, New York Times best-selling...


The fall of the Ottomans : the Great War in the Middle East
Rogan, Eugene L.
The thrilling and definitive history of World War I in the Middle East By 1914 the powers of Europe were sliding inexorably toward war, and they pulled the Middle East along with them into one of the most destructive conflicts in human history. In The Fall of the Ottomans,...


The great Halifax explosion : a World War I story of treachery, tragedy, and extraordinary heroism
Bacon, John U. 1964-
NATIONAL BESTSELLER The "riveting" (National Post) tick-tock account of the largest manmade explosion in history prior to the atomic bomb, and the equally astonishing tales of survival and heroism that emerged from the ashes "Enthralling. ... Gripping. ... A...


The Oxford illustrated history of Britain
An illustrated history of Britain since the Roman occupation, which traces its political, social, economic and cultural development.


The trigger : hunting the assassin who brought the world to war
Butcher, Tim 1967-
On a summer morning in Sarajevo almost a hundred years ago, a teenager took a pistol out of his pocket and fired not just the opening rounds of the First World War but the starting gun for modern history. By killing Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Gavrilo...


The unsubstantial air : American fliers in the First World War
Hynes, Samuel 1924-2019
The Unsubstantial Air is the gripping story of the Americans who fought and died in the aerial battles of World War I. Much more than a traditional military history, it is an account of the excitement of becoming a pilot and flying in combat over the Western Front, told through the words...


A world undone : the story of the Great War, 1914-1918
Meyer, G. J. 1940-
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 the...


World War I : the definitive visual history : from Sarajevo to Versailles
Grant, R. G.
2014 marks the centennial of the start of World War I -- DK will mark the occasion with the publication of World War I: The Definitive Visual Guide, a vividly illustrated, in-depth account of the Great War. Written by historian R. G. Grant, and created by DK's award-winning editorial and...

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