What Are Some Good Books About World War I?

What Are Some Good Books About World War I?

Some people consider "All Quiet on the Western Front" by Erich Maria Remarque, a novel about a German WWI solder, to be the best war novel of all time. Others rank "A Farewell to Arms" by Ernest Hemingway as the greatest American World War I novel. "The World Crisis, 1911-1918" by Winston Churchill is an account of his World War I service.

Some readers consider "The First World War" by Hew Strachan to be the best one-volume history of the war. Scholar Paul Fussell calls "Goodbye to All That: An Autobiography" by Robert Graves the best World War I memoir. The Modern Library names "The Great War and Modern Memory" by Paul Fussell among the 20th century's 100 Best Non-Fiction Books.

"The Guns of August" by Barbara Tuchman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the opening months of the war. "The Price of Glory: Verdun 1916" by Alistair Horne recounts one WWI battle, illustrating the horrors of trench warfare. "A Storm in Flanders: The Ypres Salient, 1914-1918: Tragedy and Triumph on the Western Front" by novelist and historian Winston Groom also illustrates trench warfare.

Hundreds of books about World War I document specific aspects of the conflict, such as weaponry, technology, politics and legacy.