What Are Some Good Books About World War I?


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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.

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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.

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