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  • For King and Kanata

    Canadian Indians and the First World War

    The first comprehensive history of the Aboriginal First World War experience on the battlefield and the home front. When the call to arms was heard at the outbreak of the First World War, Canada’s First Nations pledged their men and money to the Crown to honour their long-standing tradition of forming military alliances with Europeans during times of war, and as a means of resisting cultural ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • The Proud Tower

    A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914; Barbara W. Tuchman's Great War Series

    The classic account of the lead-up to World War I, told with “a rare combination of impeccable scholarship and literary polish” (The New York Times)—from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Guns of AugustDuring the fateful quarter century leading up to World War I, the climax of a century of rapid, unprecedented change, a privileged few enjoyed Olympian luxury as the underclass was “heaving ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Facemaker

    A Visionary Surgeon's Battle to Mend the Disfigured Soldiers of World War I

    A New York Times Bestseller**Finalist for the 2022 Kirkus Prize | Named a best book of the year by The Guardian"Enthralling. Harrowing. Heartbreaking. And utterly redemptive. Lindsey Fitzharris hit this one out of the park." —Erik Larson, author of The Splendid and the Vile**Lindsey Fitzharris, the award-winning author of The Butchering Art, presents the compelling, true story of a visionary ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • I Will Hold

    The Story of USMC Legend Clifton B. Cates, from Belleau Wood to Victory in the Great War

    The incredible true story of Clifton B. “Lucky” Cates, whose service in World War I and beyond made him a legend in the annals of the Marine Corps.Cates knew that he and his small band of marines were in a desperate spot. Before handing the note over to a runner, he added three words that would resound through Marine Corps history: I WILL HOLD.From the moment he first joined the Marine Reserves of ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Passchendaele

    The Lost Victory of World War I

    by Nick Lloyd ...
    The definitive account of Passchendaele, the months-long battle that epitomizes the immense tragedy of the First World WarPasschendaele. The name of a small, seemingly insignificant Flemish village echoes across the twentieth century as the ultimate expression of meaningless, industrialized slaughter. In the summer of 1917, upwards of 500,000 men were killed or wounded, maimed, gassed, drowned, or ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • Rich Man's War, Poor Man's Fight

    Race, Class, and Power in the Rural South during the First World War

    During World War I, thousands of rural southern men, black and white, refused to serve in the military. Some failed to register for the draft, while others deserted after being inducted. In the countryside, armed bands of deserters defied local authorities; capturing them required the dispatch of federal troops into three southern states.Jeanette Keith traces southern draft resistance to several ... Read more

    $28.99 USD

  • Undertones of War

    “I took my road with no little pride of fear; one morning I feared very sharply, as I saw what looked like a rising shroud over a wooden cross in the clustering mist. Horror! But on a closer study I realized that the apparition was only a flannel gas helmet. . . . What an age since 1914!”In Undertones of War, one of the finest autobiographies to come out of World War I, the acclaimed poet Edmund ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Hatteras Light

    A Novel

    by Philip Gerard ...
    Set off the treacherous Outer Banks of North Carolina during the final days of the First World War, Hatteras Light is the compelling story of the dedicated keepers of the Hatteras lighthouse and their tightly knit community. For generations these men have drawn their livelihood from the sea, served in the rescue of shipwreck victims, and guarded seagoers from the hazardous shoals. Their wives and ... Read more

    $4.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Radium Girls

    The Dark Story of America's Shining Women

    by Kate Moore ...
    A New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon Charts Bestseller!"The glowing ghosts of the radium girls haunt us still." —NPR BooksDiscover the gripping and inspiring true story of The Radium Girls, a groundbreaking work by acclaimed author Kate Moore. Immerse yourself in this compelling narrative that unravels the extraordinary lives of these fearless women who fought against all ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • An Aviator's Field Book Being the field reports of Oswald Bölcke, from August 1, 1914 to October 28, 1916

    An unassuming book, still one of those which grip the reader from beginning to end. When the author started to write his daily impressions and adventures, it was to keep in touch with his people, to quiet those who feared for his safety every moment, and at the same time to give them a clear idea of his life. Without boasting, modestly and naturally, he describes the adventures of an aviator in ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • To End All Wars

    A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918

    In this riveting and suspenseful New York Times best-selling book, Adam Hochschild brings WWI to life as never before…World War I was supposed to be the “war to end all wars.” Over four long years, nations around the globe were sucked into the tempest, and millions of men died on the battlefields. To this day, the war stands as one of history’s most senseless spasms of carnage, defying rational ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Tin Cans and Greyhounds

    The Destroyers that Won Two World Wars

    by Clint Johnson ...
    For men on destroyer-class warships during World War I and World War II, battles were waged “against overwhelming odds from which survival could not be expected.” Those were the words Lieutenant Commander Robert Copeland calmly told his crew as their tiny, unarmored destroyer escort rushed toward giant, armored Japanese battleships at the Battle off Samar on October 25, 1944.This action-packed ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The First World War

    by John Keegan ...
    NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The definitive account of the Great War from one of our most eminent military historians. "Elegantly written, clear, detailed, and omniscient.... Keegan is...perhaps the best military historian of our day." —The New York Times Book ReviewThe First World War created the modern world. A conflict of unprecedented ferocity, it abruptly ended the relative peace and prosperity of ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Mysterious Case of Rudolf Diesel

    Genius, Power, and Deception on the Eve of World War I

    by Douglas Brunt ...
    This instant New York Times bestselling “dynamic detective story” (The New York Times) reveals the hidden history Rudolf Diesel, one of the world’s greatest inventors, and his mysterious disappearance on the eve of World War I.September 29, 1913: the steamship Dresden is halfway between Belgium and England. On board is one of the most famous men in the world, Rudolf Diesel, whose new internal ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Last of the Doughboys

    The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War

    by Richard Rubin ...
    “Before the Greatest Generation, there was the Forgotten Generation of World War I . . . wonderfully engaging” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).“Richard Rubin has done something that will never be possible for anyone to do again. His interviews with the last American World War I veterans—who have all since died—bring to vivid life a cataclysm that changed our world forever but that remains ... Read more

    $14.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Mr. Wilson's War

    From the Assassination of McKinley to the Defeat of the League of Nations

    Beginning with the assassination of McKinley and ending with the defeat of the League of Nations by the United States Senate, the twenty-year period covered by John Dos Passos in this lucid and fascinating narrative changed the whole destiny of America. This is the story of the war we won and the peace we lost, told with a clear historical perspective and a warm interest in the remarkable people ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Catastrophe 1914

    Europe Goes to War

    by Max Hastings ...
    From the acclaimed military historian, a history of the outbreak of World War I: the dramatic stretch from the breakdown of diplomacy to the battles—the Marne, Ypres, Tannenberg—that marked the frenzied first year before the war bogged down in the trenches.In Catastrophe 1914, Max Hastings gives us a conflict different from the familiar one of barbed wire, mud and futility. He traces the path to ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Trotsky in New York, 1917

    A Radical on the Eve of Revolution

    Lev Davidovich Trotsky burst onto the world stage in November 1917 as co–leader of a Marxist Revolution seizing power in Russia. It made him one of the most recognized personalities of the Twentieth Century, a global icon of radical change. Yet just months earlier, this same Lev Trotsky was a nobody, a refugee expelled from Europe, writing obscure pamphlets and speeches, barely noticed outside a ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Whiskey, Women, and War

    How the Great War Shaped Jim Crow New Orleans

    As the US entered World War I in 1917, a burst of patriotism in New Orleans collided with civil liberties. The city, due to its French heritage, shared a strong cultural tie to the Allies, and French speakers from Louisiana provided vital technical assistance to the US military during the war effort. Meanwhile, citizens of German heritage were harassed by unscrupulous, ill-trained volunteers of ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • The Great War

    A Combat History of the First World War

    by Peter Hart ...
    Named one of the Ten Best Books of 2013 by The Economist World War I altered the landscape of the modern world in every conceivable arena. Millions died; empires collapsed; new ideologies and political movements arose; poison gas, warplanes, tanks, submarines, and other technologies appeared. "Total war" emerged as a grim, mature reality. In The Great War, Peter Hart provides a masterful combat ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • World War One British Poets

    Brooke, Owen, Sassoon, Rosenberg and Others

    Edited by Candace Ward ...
    Series series Dover Thrift Editions: Poetry
    Ironically, the horrors of World War One produced a splendid flowering of British verse as young poets, many of them combatants, confronted their own morality, the death of dear friends, the loss of innocence, the failure of civilization, and the madness of war itself.This volume contains a rich selection of poems from that time by Rupert Brooke, Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, Isaac Rosenberg, ... Read more

    $0.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Dead Wake

    The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

    by Erik Larson ...
    #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.”—NPR“Thoroughly engrossing.”—George R.R. MartinOn May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Yashka. My Life as Peasant, Officer and Exile

    This book tells the extraordinary story of Maria Botchkareva "Yashka", a peasant girl grown up in Siberia, who at the outbreak of First World War asked and obtained to enlist in the Russian army: not to be one of the many Red Cross nurses, but to be a soldier and fight.Yashka fought and distinguished herself at the forefront, so that after the revolution of March 1917 the provisional government of ... Read more

    $3.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • John Singer Sargent and His Muse

    Painting Love and Loss

    This sensitive and compelling biography sheds new light on John Singer Sargent’s art through an intimate history of his family. Karen Corsano and Daniel Williman focus especially on his niece and muse, Rose-Marie Ormond, telling her story for the first time. In a score of paintings created between 1906 and 1912, John Singer Sargent documented the idyllic teenage summers of Rose-Marie and his own ... Read more

    $22.99 USD