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The Great War Bookshelf
The source materials listed below are intended as a starting point in your exploration of the vast amount of documentation available on World War I.

 
EXPLOSION
WAR CRISIS OF 1914
Volker Berghahn, Imperial Germany (Oxford, Berghahn Books, 1994)
EXPLOSIVE GROWTH OF PRE-1914 EUROPE
Eric Hobsbawm, The Age of Empire 1865-1914 (London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1987)
 
Modris Eksteins, Rites of Spring (New York, Bantam Books, 1990)
THE SOCIALIST MOVEMENT
J. P. Nettle, Rosa Luxemburg (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1966)
 
Harvey Goldberg, Life of Jean Jaurés (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1966)
STALEMATE
THE SCHLIEFFEN PLAN
Martin van Creveld, Supplying War (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1977)
 
Martin van Creveld, Command in Wartime (Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press, 1985)
CHRISTMAS TRUCE
Tony Ashworth, Trench Warfare (London, Macmillan, 1918)
 
Malcolm Brown and Shirley Seaton, Christmas Truce: The Western Front December 1914 (London, Macmillan, 1994)
 
Modris Ekstein, Rites of Spring (New York, Bantam Books, 1990)
HUMANIZATION OF TRENCH WARFARE
Stephane Audoin-Rouzeau, Men at War (Oxford, Berg, 1992)
 
John Fuller, Troop Morale and Popular Culture in the British and Dominion Armies 1914-18 (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1991)
TOTAL WAR
GALLIPOLI
Bill Gammage, The Broken Years (Cairns, University of Queensland Press, 1975
ARMENIAN GENOCIDE
Richard G. Hovannisian (ed.), The Armenian Genocide in Perspective (London, Allen & Unwin, 1985.)
WOMEN'S WORK AND WAR INDUSTRY
M. Higonnet et al. (eds). Behind the Lines (New Haven, Yale University Press, 1990)
 
J. M. Winter and R. Wall (eds), The Upheaval of War (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1988)
PROPAGANDA AND THE GENERAL CULTURAL HISTORY OF THE WAR
J.J. Becker et al (eds), La Trés Grande Guerre (Paris, Le Monde, 1994
WAR INDUSTRY
Gerald Feldman, Army, Industry and Labor in Germany (Oxford, Berg, 1992)
 
P. Fridenson (ed), The French Home Front (Oxford, Berg, 1992)
 
Gerd Hardach, The First World War (London, Penguin, 1980)
SLAUGHTER
MORALE AND THE NATURE OF COMBAT
J. Keegan, The Face of Battle (London, Penguin, 1976)
 
E. Leed, No Man's Land (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1979)
 
Len Smith, Between Mutiny and Obedience (Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1994)
 
Denis Winter, Death's Men (London, Penguin, 1980)
VERDUN, THE SOMME AND PASSCHENDAELE
Alistair Horne, Verdun 1916. The Price of Glory (London, Penguin, 1962)
 
Robin Pryor and Trevor Wilson, Command on the Western Front (Oxford, Blackwell, 1992)
 
Robin Pryor and Trevor Wilson, Passchendaele. The Untold Story (New Haven, Yale University Press, 1996)
 
Trevor Wilson, The Myriad Faces of War (Cambridge, Polity Press, 1986)
THE EASTERN FRONT
John Reed, Eastern Europe at War (London, Pluto, 1994)
 
Norman Stone, The Eastern Front (London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1974)
SOLDIERS' JOURNALS
Stephane Audoin-Rouzeau, Men at War 1914-1918. National Sentiment and Trench Journalism in France During the First World War (Providence, Berg, 1992)
 
John Fuller, Troop Morale and Popular Culture in the British and Dominion Armies 1914-1918 (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1991)
MUTINY
SHELLSHOCK
Pat Barker, Regeneration, The Eye in the Door and Ghost Stories (London, Penguin, 1992, 1994, 1995)
 
E. Leed, No Man's Land (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1979)
 
E. Showalter, The Female Malady (Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1990)
MUTINY
Daniel Horn, German Naval Mutinies of the First World War (New Brunswick, Rutgers University Press, 1970)
 
Len Smith, Between Mutiny and Disobedience (Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1994)
 
A. Wilman, The End of the Imperial Army (Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1979)
GERMAN DISSENT AND REPRESSION
Barrington More, Injustice (London, Macmillan, 1980).
 
C. Schorske, The Great Schism (Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1970)
RUSSIAN REVOLUTION
Richard Pipes, The Russian Revolution 1899 - 1919 (London, Fontana, 1992) and
 
Rex Wade, Red Guards and Workers' Militias in the Russian Revolution (Stanford, Stanford University Press, 1984)
COLLAPSE
RULE OF HINDENBURG AND LUDENDORFF IN 1918
Martin Kitchen, The Silent Dictatorship (London, Batsford, 1976)
 
Arthur Rosenberg, trans. by I.F.D. Morrow, Imperial Germany: the Birth of the German Republic 1871-1981 (Boson, Beacon Press, 1964)
ABILITY OF THE ALLIES TO FEED THEIR PEOPLE
L. Borchardt, "The Impact of the War Economy on the Civilian Population," in W. Deist (ed.), The German Military in the Age of Total War (Leamington Spa, Berg, 1987)
 
A. Offer, The First World War: An Agrarian Interpretation (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1989)
 
J. M. Winter, The Great War and the British People (London, Macmillan, 1986)
AMERICA IN THE WAR
David Kennedy, Over Here (New York, Random House, 1985)
 
Ron Schaffer, America and the Great War
HATRED & HUNGER
ASSASSINATIONS OF THE TSAR AND ROSA LUXEMBURG
Robert K. Massie, "The Last Romanov Mystery," New Yorker (8 Aug. 1995)
 
Elzbieta Ettinger, Rosa Luxemburg. A Life (Boston, Beacon Press, 1986)
GERMAN REVOLUTION
A. J. Ryder, The German Revolution of 1918 (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1967)
 
L. Doblin, trans. by R. Manheim, Karl and Rosa (London, Allen & Unwin, 1967)
PEACEMAKING
Arno Mayer, Wilson Versus Lenin (Princeton, Princeton Unviersity Press, 1970)
 
Arno Mayer, The Politics and Diplomacy of Peacemaking (New York, Random House, 1973)
WAR WITHOUT END
CASUALTIES
J.M. Winter, The Great War and the British People (London, Macmillan, 1986)
CULTURAL HISTORY
J. J. Becker et al. (eds.), Guerre et Cultures (Paris, Armand Colin, 1994)
 
J. J. Becker et al. (eds.), 14-18. La Trés Grande Guerre (Paris, Le Monde, 1994)
 
Paul Fussell, The Great War and Modern Memory (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1975)
 
Samuel Hynes, A War Imagined (London, Bodley Head, 1990)
 
George Mosse, Fallen Soldiers (New York, Oxford University Press, 1990)
 
J. M. Winter, Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1995)
POLITICAL, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC AFTERMATH OF WORLD WAR I
Adrian Gregory, The Silence of Memory: Armistice Day, 1919-1946 (Oxford, Berg, 1994)
 
Eric Hobsbawm, The Age of Extremes (London, Michael Joseph, 1995)
 
Antoine Prost, trans. by Helen McPhail, In the Wake of War, 'Les Anciens Combattants' and French Society 1914-1939 (Providence, Berg, 1992)
 
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