World War I

Title: American Military History, vol. 2, The United States Army in a Global Era, 1917-2008

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Created initially as a Reserve Officers’ Training Corps textbook, this second volume in a two-volume overview of the Army’s story covers the period from World War I to the early days of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Written in an engaging style and enhanced by sophisticated graphics and recommended readings, the work is an […]

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Title: The AEF Way of War: The American Army and Combat in World War I

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This exemplary case study of doctrinal and tactical innovation under fire shows how four divisions of the American Expeditionary Forces adapted, or failed to adapt, to conditions on the Western Front during World War I. The 1st and 2d Divisions perfected artillery-infantry liaison so that by November 1918 they had achieved “state-of-the-art” tactical skills. Both […]

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Title: The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914

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In Sleepwalkers, the author offers a fresh look at World War I, focusing not on the battles and atrocities of the war itself, but on the complex events and relationships that led a group of well-meaning leaders into brutal conflict. The author traces the paths to war in a minute-by-minute, action-packed narrative that cuts between the […]

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Title: The War that Ended Peace: The Road to 1914

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The War That Ended Peace brings vividly to life the military leaders, politicians, diplomats, bankers, and the extended, interrelated family of crowned heads across Europe who failed to stop the descent into war: in Germany, the mercurial Kaiser Wilhelm II and the chief of the German general staff, Von Moltke the Younger; in Austria-Hungary, Emperor […]

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Title: The Great War: A Combat History of the First World War

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In The Great War, Peter Hart provides a masterful combat history of this global conflict. Focusing on the decisive engagements, Hart explores the immense challenges faced by the commanders on all sides. He surveys the belligerent nations, analyzing their strengths, weaknesses, and strategic imperatives. Russia, for example, was obsessed with securing an exit from the […]

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Title: THE GUNS OF AUGUST

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This book brings to life the people and events that led up to WWI.  The author clearly articulates just how the war started, why, and why it could have been stopped, but wasn’t.

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