Books, Special Topics and Commentaries
This section of World War I Document Archive offers not only commentaries and articles on special topics of the Great War, but entire digitized books as well.
These bibliographies, books, historical analyses, historical opinions and articles are the work of many different historians with varying points of view. Their examinations of issues and events are often based on primary documents but in some cases rely on preference, polemics or interpretation. The webmasters of this website do not vouch or take responsibility for the accuracy of the argumentation presented.Please consult the copyright notice on the World War I Document Archive home page for details and citation formats.
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by Émile Durkheim. Paris: A. Colin, 1991.
New York: The National Allied Relief Committee; The War Relief Clearing House; The Commission for Relief in Belgium, 1916
Ambassador Morgenthau's Story
by Henry Morgenthau New York: Doubleday Page, 1918 merican Ambassador in Turkey (1913-1916)
See also: A critical commentary by Harry E. Barnes on Ambassador Morgenthau's Story
Florence: American Committee for War Relief in Florence, [1914-1918] by Diane Camurat Master's Thesis, 1996 by Emmett J. Scott, Special Assistant to the Secretary of War, ARNO Press, 1919 by Alan Albright The development of relief work, in and out of war, 1996 by Alan Albright Full title: "Notable American Volunteers of the Great War" by Ida Clyde Clarke New York: Appleton, 1918. by Henry J. Reilly New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corp. 1928. by Hugo Münsterberg. Leipzig: J. A. Barth, 1915. by Douchan Popovitch and J. Katzerlvitch. Paris: Edition du Comité du Parti Socialiste serbe en France, n.d by A.P. Hacobian. New York, 1918. [Behind the Lines: Building a Path to Victory: Danish] Leeds: Petty and Sons, n.d. by HB Paksoy by Geoffrey Miller, 1996 Analysis of the battle and part of the Great Haig Debate by Gervase Phillips, 1998 Analysis of the battle and part of the Great Haig Debate by J. Cathcart Wason London: P.S. King & Son, 1916. [Bécassine During the War] Cartoons of J.-P. Pinchon, vaguely reminiscent of Wilhelm Busch and his Max und Moritz Paris: Gautier et Languereau, 1916 London: The Over-Seas Club, [1914-1918] London: The Over-Seas Club, [1914-1918] Official Canadian Air Force biography, 1995 by Micheal Shackelford, 1996 The Secret Serbian Terrorist Society by Henry W. Ruoff Boston: Standard Publication Company, 1918. by Edward N. Hurley Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1927. by R. H. Bruce Lockhart New York & London: Putnam's Sons, 1933. by Linda Robertson Regarding the Bryce Commission's findings on German atrocities in Belgium, 1915 The Bryce Report is available in its entirety. by James P. FinleyHuachuca Illustrated, A Magazine of Fort Huachuca Museum, Volume 1, 1993: Buffalo Soldiers, Punitive Expedition of 1916 by James P. FinleyHuachuca Illustrated, A Magazine of Fort Huachuca Museum, Volume 2 , 1996: Buffalo Soldiers, WWI Paris: Secrétariat Général de la mission laïque Française, 1917. by Antonin Guillot Groupe d'Etudes Historiques de Verdun-sur-le-Doubs. 1999. by Robert Laird Borden [Ottawa?], 1919
Cartoons of Bruce Bairnsfather
[Bairnsfather was the British "Bill Mauldin" of World War One] London: "The Bystander" Tallis House, Whitefriars, & 190, Strand, n.d. The Bystander's Fragments from France The Bystander's Fragments from France, vol. IV Clippings from the Bystander, no. 5 More Fragments from France, vol. II More Fragments from France, vol. 5 Still More Bystander's Fragments from France, vol. III New York: The Commission for Relief in Belgium, [1914-1918] by W. Reginald Wheeler New York: MacMillan, 1919 With official documents in appendix
Christmas [Brantford] Expositor - Special edition newspaper of Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Christmas 1915 Christmas 1916 A project to document the Christmas Truce. Includes letters, songs, and other works about this astonishing event. by Edward Rawes, October 1999 London: The Over-Seas Club, [1914-1918]
The Commission for Relief in Belgium (Solicitation Pamphlet)
San Francisco: Commission for Relief in Belgium, [1914-1918] (Book in two volumes on the Commission's public relations) by George I. Gay Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 1929 New York: The Committee for Men Blinded in Battle, 1917 by James Peter Warbasse Woods Hole, Massachusetts: J.P. Warbasse, n.d. Humanities, November/December 1996 New York: George H. Doran, 1917 Who fired the fatal shot? by Dr. M. Geoffrey Miller, 1998 Yankee humor, 1918 London: William Heinemann, 1916 Guides Illustrés Michelin des Champs de Bataille 1914-1918 Paris: Michelin. 1919 - en français - by Micheal Shackelford Hauptman Boelcke's "Rules" for making successful fighter pilots. Annotated. By J.H. Morgan London: Spottiswoode & Co., n.d. Photographic documents of the French Ministry of War's Photography Section. 2 vols. Paris: Ministère de la guerre, 1917 by Edwin J. Clapp New Haven, 1915. by Henry Morgenthau Translated to French from an article in the March 1918 issue of Red Cross Magazine Paris: Imprimerie M. Flinikowski, 1918 by Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, 1919. par Robert Villate, 1933 La 9e Armée aux Marais de Saint-Gond (6-10 septembre 1914) San Francisco, Califormia: Commission for Relief in Belgium, 1916. by Benito Mussolini Rome: Novissima, [1933?] [From Businessman to Man of War -- The Training of a British Soldier: Danish] London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, n.d. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1917
[Through Swamp and Jungle -- The British Campaign in Africa: Danish]
Bristol: Rankin Bros., n.d.
by Frank M. McMurry New York: Macmillan, 1920. Paris: French War Office, n.d. [Great Illustrated Atlas of the World War] 3 vols. (Munich: Bruckmann, 1915-1919) Digitized by the University of Wisconsin Madison Libraries. by Philippe Bunau-Varilla, 1920 The Canal, German intrigue and the Great War [The War in Pictures -- March 1918 French ed. of Verdenskrigen i billeder (below)] London: Illustrated London News & Sketch, 1918. ["Hanging In There" -- British Women's Work in Wartime: Danish] England: The Mendip Press, n.d. by Gervase Phillips, 1998 A defense of General Haig. Part of the [Great Haig Debate] by Geoffrey Miller, 1996 An indictment of General Haig. Part of the [Great Haig Debate] [Naval Watch Illustrated: The Unwavering Vigil of the British Fleet: Danish] London: Harrison, Jehring and Co., n.d. by Maurice Talmeyr Paris: Perrin, 1918. [Caricatures Designed to Enrage: Toward a Psychology of Entente] Berlin: Curtius, 1917 - Foreword in German, cartoons in French - by Gabriel Hanotaux (17 volumes) Paris: Gounouilhou, 1915 Digitized by the University of Wisconsin Madison Libraries. 1914-1916 Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Endowment, 1918 With texts of documents in appendix New York: Sam Gabriel & Co., 1918 by Hubert P. van Tuyll, 1997 by R.C. Escouflaire New York, 1920 (Translated from the French) by Thomas Nelson Page [American Ambassador to Italy from 1913 to 1919] New York, 1920 by Benis M. Frank, 1995 Compared with other Jewish Diaspora Fighting Units between 1853 and 1914-18 by Elis Wadstein Chicago: A. Kroch & Co., 1916 by Harold Begbie London, 1915. Associated Press, 9 January 2004. Chicago: Chicago Central Committee for the Relief of the Lithuanian War Sufferers, [1914-1918] by K.M. Wilson Originally appeared in Canadian Journal of History XXXI (August 1996), pp. 227-255. Guides Illustrés Michelin des Champs de Bataille 1914-1918 Paris: Michelin. 1918. Baltimore: W. Stewart Brown Company, Inc., n.d. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1917 The Wartime Contribution of Canada's First Peoples by Canadian Veterans Affairs by Alexander Fuehr New York: Doubleday Page, 1918 A Study of the Belgian Case by a German jurist. The Netherlands and the Coming of World War I, 1870-1914 by Hubert P. van Tuyll, 1995 Illustrated by Frederick George Scott London: Society for Propagating Christian Knowledge, [1914-1918] by Roland G. Usher New York, 1915. by Roland G. Usher New York, 1913 Paris: Imprimerie Chaix, 1919 New York: The Commission for Relief in Belgium, [1914-1918] by Henry W. Cleary London: Barclay & Fry, 1917
The Prussian System
by F.C. Walcott Washington: United States Food Administration, 1917 [British propaganda cartoons on the German invasion of Belgium.] by Louis Raemaekers (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1916). Translated from the English original [Report of the American "Committee on Armenian Atrocities"] Saint-Merri, Paris: Henri Durville, 1915 [Report on the condition of the Belgian Royal Academy buildings after the Germans left Brussels] Bruxelles: Imprimeur de l'Académie Royale de Belgique, 1919 by Lesley D. Slavitt, 1994 by R.A. Barron Edmonton: Ministry of Education, 1994 by W.H.R. Rivers, MD, 1918 by R.A. Reiss & A. Bonnassieux [Accusations of Bulgarian Human Rights violations in Serbia] Paris: Librairie Bernard Grasset, 1919 by Edwin A. Pratt by Micheal Shackelford, 1997 The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand by F. Seymour Cocks London: Union of Democratic Control,  from the Soviet Encyclopaedia by Charles Lucieto New York, 1927 by William Martin. New York, 1928 by Michael J. Crane, Sr., 1989 Why There Was No Breakthrough in World War I on the Western Front Chapter XLV, pages 787 to 791, of Volume VII, The Official History of Australia in the War of 1914 to 1918 by H. S. Gullett London: The Over-Seas Club, [1914-1918] by Henry Morgenthau London: Spottiswoode & Co., 1918 by Viscount Bryce London: 1916. by André Tardieu, 1921 An explanation of the Treaty by a French High Commissioner 33 Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris. 1922 by HB Paksoy by Edwin W. Morse New York: E.P. Dutton, 1919 by Léon Prouvost Saint-Etienne: l'Idée libre, 1919.
Verdenskrigen i billeder [World War in Pictures: Danish]
Subtitle added June-December 1918: ... fra de allieredes fronter [From the Allied Front] (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1917-1918) 1917: October - November - December 1918: January - February - . . . - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December by André Weiss New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corp. 1928. by Eugene Staley Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1935. by Arthur J. Frothingham New York: Committee on Organized Education of the National Security League, 1919
The War Department: Keeper of Our Nation's Enemy Aliens During World War I
The Role of the United States War Department on the 'Home Front' by Mitchel Yockelson, 1998. by Henry Noel Brailsford London, 1918 (1914) by J. Taylor Smith London: Society for Propagating Christian Knowledge, [1914-1918] London: The Over-Seas Club, [1914-1918]
The Maritime War. Naval action during the Great War.
A multi-part presentation.
The Medical Front. All aspects of Medical involvement in the Great War.
The 'flu, nursing, treatment of wounds and other topics.
Recommended Reading chosen by members of WWI-L.
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