Books, Special Topics and Commentaries
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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]
The American Indian in the Great War: Real and Imagined by Diane Camurat Master's Thesis, 1996
The American Negro in the World War by Emmett J. Scott, Special Assistant to the Secretary of War, ARNO Press, 1919
American Volunteerism in France by Alan Albright The development of relief work, in and out of war, 1996
<P>[volsnote.html">American Volunteers of the Great War]
by Alan Albright
Full title: "Notable American Volunteers of the Great War"</P> <P>[Clarke/Clarke00TC.htm">American Women and the World War]
by Ida Clyde Clarke
New York: Appleton, 1918.
[America/ReillyTC.html">America's Part]. 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
[Armenia2/ArmeniaTC.htm">Armenia and the War. An Armenian's Point of View with an Appeal to Britain and the Coming Peace Conference]. by A.P. Hacobian. New York, 1918.
"><i>Bag linierne: Vejen til sejr bygges</i> [<i>Behind the Lines: Building a Path to Victory</i>: Danish] Leeds: Petty and Sons, n.d. <P>[togan.html">The Basmachi Movement From Within: Account of Zeki Velidi Togan] - by HB Paksoy
[ypres3.html">The Battle of 3rd Ypres (Passchendaele) ]by Geoffrey Miller, 1996 Analysis of the battle and part of the [haig-debate.html">Great Haig Debate]
[gpypres.html">[The Battle of] Third Ypres: A Decisive Victory?] by Gervase Phillips, 1998 Analysis of the battle and part of the [haig-debate.html">Great Haig Debate]
">The Beast. by J. Cathcart Wason. London: P.S. King & Son, 1916. <p>"><i>Bécassine pendant la guerre</i> [<i>Bécassine During the War</i>] Cartoons of J.-P. Pinchon, vaguely reminiscent of Wilhelm Busch and his <i>Max und Moritz</i> Paris: Gautier et Languereau, 1916 <P>[http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/History.oscBelTobacco">Belgian Soldiers Are Without Tobacco: They Appeal to the American People -- Under War Conditions Smoking is the One Comfort and Solace]. London: The Over-Seas Club, [1914-1918] <P>[http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/History.oscBelTobacco02">Belgian Soldiers' Tobacco Fund: Contributed by the American People]. London: The Over-Seas Club, [1914-1918] <P>[bishop.html">Billy Bishop] Official Canadian Air Force biography, 1995
[blk-hand.html">Black Hand] by Micheal Shackelford, 1996 The Secret Serbian Terrorist Society
[Warbook/wbTC.htm">Book of the War: A Concise View of its Causes, Countries Involved, Theaters of Action, Leaders and Chief Events Shown in Parallel Columns and Striking Picture Maps.] by Henry W. Ruoff. Boston: Standard Publication Company, 1918. <P>">The Bridge to France. by Edward N. Hurley. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1927. <P>">The British Agent. by R. H. Bruce Lockhart. New York & London: Putnam's Sons, 1933. <P>">The Bryce Report by Linda Robertson. Regarding the Bryce Commission's findings on German atrocities in Belgium, 1915 The "> Bryce Report is available in its entirety.
[huachuca/HI1-00index.htm">The Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Huachuca] by James P. Finley <I>Huachuca Illustrated</I>, A Magazine of Fort Huachuca Museum, Volume 1, 1993: <i>Buffalo Soldiers, Punitive Expedition of 1916</i>
[huachuca/HI2-00index.htm">The Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Huachuca] by James P. Finley <I>Huachuca Illustrated</I>, A Magazine of Fort Huachuca Museum, Volume 2 , 1996: <i>Buffalo Soldiers, WWI</i>
">Bulletin de la mission laïque Française. Paris: Secrétariat Général de la mission laïque Française, 1917. <P ALIGN=RIGHT>
[Allerey/AllereyTC.html">Le Camp américain d'Allerey (1918-1919)]. by Antonin Guillot Groupe d'Etudes Historiques de Verdun-sur-le-Doubs. 1999.
">Canada at war, a speech delivered by Rt. Hon. Sir Robert Laird Borden in the House of Commons introducing the Military Service Bill, June 11, 1917. 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 <p>The ">Children's Plight New York: The Commission for Relief in Belgium, [1914-1918] <P>[chinawwi/ChinaTC.htm">China and the World War] by W. Reginald Wheeler New York: MacMillan, 1919 With official documents in appendix
[ http://www.christmastruce.co.uk/">Christmas Truce 1914: Operation Plum Puddings]
A project to document the Christmas Truce. Includes ">letters, ">songs, and ">other works about this astonishing event.</P>
[chrono1.htm">A Chronology of the Mediation Attempts in July 1914] by Edward Rawes, October 1999
[http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/History.oscWinterGift">A Collecting List for the Winter Gift (Cigarettes and Tobacco) of the U.S.A. to the Brave Belgian Soldiers] (Solicitations) London: The Over-Seas Club, [1914-1918]
">The Commission for Relief in Belgium (Solicitation Pamphlet) San Francisco: Commission for Relief in Belgium, [1914-1918]
[CRB/CRB1-TC.htm">The Commission for Relief in Belgium] (Book in two volumes on the Commission's public relations) by George I. Gay Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 1929
[fussell.htm">A Conversation with Paul Fussell] Humanities, November/December 1996
[http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/History.Wilson"> The Convicted Out of Her Own Mouth: The Record of German Crimes]. New York: George H. Doran, 1917 <P ALIGN=RIGHT>
[richt.htm">The Death of Manfred von Richthofen:] Who fired the fatal shot? by Dr. M. Geoffrey Miller, 1998
[DereMable/Mable.htm">Dere Mable] Yankee humor, 1918
[http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/History.Mears"> The Destruction of Belgium: Germany's Confession and Avoidance]. London: William Heinemann, 1916 <P>[Marne2/Marne2TC.html">La Deuxième Bataille de la Marne]. Guides Illustrés Michelin des Champs de Bataille 1914-1918. Paris: Michelin. 1919. - en français -
[dicta-b.html">Dicta Boelcke] by Micheal Shackelford Hauptman Boelcke's "Rules" for making successful fighter pilots. Annotated.
[http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/History.Morgan">A Dishonoured Army - German Atrocities in France: With Unpublished Records]. By J.H. Morgan London: Spottiswoode & Co., n.d. <p>">Documents de la Section photographique de l'Armée française Photographic documents of the French Ministry of War's Photography Section. 2 vols. Paris: Ministère de la guerre, 1917 <P ALIGN=RIGHT>
[Clapp/ClappTC.htm">Economic Aspects of the War]. by Edwin J. Clapp. New Haven, 1915.
Les ">Faits les plus horribles de l'histoire by Henry Morgenthau Translated to French from an article in the March 1918 issue of Red Cross Magazine. Paris: Imprimerie M. Flinikowski, 1918<p> <P>[haigvue.htm">Features of the War: ]by Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, 1919.
[Foch14/MarneTC.htm">Foch à la Marne ]par Robert Villate, 1933. La 9e Armée aux Marais de Saint-Gond (6-10 septembre 1914).
">"For the Future": Belgium and Northern France San Francisco, Califormia: Commission for Relief in Belgium, 1916. <P>">Foreign Evidence on the War at the Italian Front, 1915-1918 by Benito Mussolini Rome: Novissima, [1933?]<p> <p> ">Fra forretningsmand til krigsmand: en Britisk soldats uddannelse [From Businessman to Man of War -- The Training of a British Soldier: Danish] London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, n.d. <P>">Frightfulness in retreat. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1917<p> <P ALIGN=RIGHT>
">Gennem sump og skov: de Britiske felttog i Afrika [Through Swamp and Jungle -- The British Campaign in Africa: Danish] Bristol: Rankin Bros., n.d. <P>">The Geography of the Great War by Frank M. McMurry New York: Macmillan, 1920.<p> <P>">German Barbarians: What They Say. Paris: French War Office, n.d.<p> <p>">Grosser Bilderatlas des Weltkrieges [Great Illustrated Atlas of the World War] 3 vols. (Munich: Bruckmann, 1915-1919). Digitized by the University of Wisconsin Madison Libraries. <p>[Panama/PanamaTC.htm">The Great Adventure of Panama] by Philippe Bunau-Varilla, 1920. The Canal, German intrigue and the Great War.
La ">Guerre illustrée [The War in Pictures -- March 1918 French ed. of Verdenskrigen i billeder (below)] London: Illustrated London News & Sketch, 1918. <P ALIGN=RIGHT>
">Haeng I: Britiske kvinders arbejde i krigstid ["Hanging In There" -- British Women's Work in Wartime: Danish] England: The Mendip Press, n.d. <P>[haig1.html">Haig: The Great Captain] by Gervase Phillips, 1998. A defense of General Haig. Part of the [haig-debate.html">Great Haig Debate]
[haig2.html">Haig: Was He a Great Captain?] by Geoffrey Miller, 1996 An indictment of General Haig. Part of the [haig-debate.html">Great Haig Debate]
">Havenes skildvagt: den Britiske flaades utraettelige vagt [Naval Watch Illustrated: The Unwavering Vigil of the British Fleet: Danish] London: Harrison, Jehring and Co., n.d. <P>[http://visualiseur.bnf.fr/Visualiseur?Destination=Gallica&O=NUMM-202414"> L'héroïsme pendant la guerre: portraits de la belle France</i>] by Maurice Talmeyr Paris: Perrin, 1918. <p>"><i>Hetz-Karikaturen: zur Psychologie der Entente [Caricatures Designed to Enrage: Toward a Psychology of Entente] Berlin: Curtius, 1917. - Foreword in German, cartoons in French - <P>[http://libtext.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/History/History-idx?type=browse"> Histoire illustrée de la Guerre de 1914] by Gabriel Hanotaux (17 volumes) Paris: Gounouilhou, 1915. Digitized by the University of Wisconsin Madison Libraries. <P>[hoover.htm">The Hoover Institution Archives' Holdings on World War,] 1914-1916
[japanvisit/JapanTC.htm">The Imperial Japanese Mission, 1917] Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Endowment, 1918 With texts of documents in appendix.
[4kids/ranks.html">In the Ranks]. New York: Sam Gabriel & Co., 1918.
[tuyll2.htm">Inside Knowledge: API-API and the Netherlands' Mobilization] by Hubert P. van Tuyll, 1997
[Ireland/IreTC.htm">Ireland---Enemy of the Allies?] by R.C. Escouflaire. New York, 1920. (Translated from the French)
[Italy/PageTC.htm">Italy and the World War] by Thomas Nelson Page. [American Ambassador to Italy from 1913 to 1919] New York, 1920.
[svc.htm">The Jewish Company of the Shanghai Volunteer Corps] by Benis M. Frank, 1995 Compared with other Jewish Diaspora Fighting Units between 1853 and 1914-18.
">Joseph Bédier's "crimes allemands" by Elis Wadstein Chicago: A. Kroch & Co., 1916.
[Kitchener/Kitch1.htm">Kitchener, Organizer of Victory] by Harold Begbie London, 1915.
[lastusvet.htm">The Last Wounded U.S. WWI Veteran Dies at 108]. Associated Press, 9 January 2004.
">Lithuania: Land of Sorrow and Misery Chicago: Chicago Central Committee for the Relief of the Lithuanian War Sufferers, [1914-1918]
[http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/peer.htm"> The Making and Putative Implementation of a British Policy of Gesture, December 1905 to August 1914: The Anglo-French Entente Revisited]. by K.M. Wilson Originally appeared in ">Canadian Journal of History XXXI (August 1996), pp. 227-255. <P>[Marne1/Marne1TC.html">La Marne (1914) I. L'Ourcq]. Guides Illustrés Michelin des Champs de Bataille 1914-1918. Paris: Michelin. 1918. <P>The [http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/History.Martyrdom">Martyrdom of Belgium: Official Report of Massacres of Peaceable Citizens, Women and Children by the German Army]. Baltimore: W. Stewart Brown Company, Inc., n.d. <P>The [http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/History.Microbe">Microbe-Culture at Bukarest: Discoveries at the German Legation from the Rumanian Official Documents]. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1917 <P ALIGN=RIGHT>
[nativee.html">Native Soldiers, Foreign Battlefields: ]The Wartime Contribution of Canada's First Peoples by Canadian Veterans Affairs
[belgneut/BelgTC.htm">The Neutrality of Belgium] by Alexander Fuehr New York: Doubleday Page, 1918 A Study of the Belgian Case by a German jurist.
[tuyll1.htm">On the Edge of the Gunpowder Barrel:] The Netherlands and the Coming of World War I, 1870-1914 by Hubert P. van Tuyll, 1995
">On the Rue Du Bois Illustrated by Frederick George Scott London: Society for Propagating Christian Knowledge, [1914-1918] <P ALIGN=RIGHT>
[PanAm/PanAmTC.htm">Pan-Americanism]. by Roland G. Usher. New York, 1915.
[PanGer/PanGerTC.htm">Pan-Germanism]. by Roland G. Usher. New York, 1913.
">Persecution and Extermination of the Communities of Macri and Livissi. Paris: Imprimerie Chaix, 1919
A "><b>Plea for One Million Belgian Children</B>. New York: The Commission for Relief in Belgium, [1914-1918]
"><b>Prussian Militarism at Work: A Letter by the Right Rev. Dr. Cleary, Roman Catholic Bishop of Auckland, New Zealand</B>. 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).
">Rapport du Comité Américain de New-York sur les atrocités commises en Arménie Translated from the English original [Report of the American "Committee on Armenian Atrocities"] Saint-Merri, Paris: Henri Durville, 1915
">Rapport succinct sur l'etat du Palais des Académies apres le départ des Allemands [Report on the condition of the Belgian Royal Academy buildings after the Germans left Brussels] Bruxelles: Imprimeur de l'Académie Royale de Belgique, 1919
[slavitt.htm">Reconstruction and World War I] by Lesley D. Slavitt, 1994
[http://link.library.utoronto.ca/broadsides/browseresults.cfm?browsetype=Subject&query=World%20War,%201914-1918"> A Reference Handbook on the War] by R.A. Barron. Edmonton: Ministry of Education, 1994
[rivers.htm">The Repression of War Experience] by W.H.R. Rivers, MD, 1918
">Requisitoire contre la Bulgarie by R.A. Reiss & A. Bonnassieux [Accusations of Bulgarian Human Rights violations in Serbia] Paris: Librairie Bernard Grasset, 1919
[pratt.htm">The Role of Railways In The War] by Edwin A. Pratt
[sarajevo.html">Sarajevo, June 28, 1914] by Micheal Shackelford, 1997 The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
">The Secret Treaties and Understandings. by F. Seymour Cocks. London: Union of Democratic Control, .
[sovserb.htm">Serbia Through Russian Eyes] from the Soviet Encyclopaedia
[spy/spy1.htm">On Special Missions]. by Charles Lucieto. New York, 1927.
[Statesmen/MartinTC.htm">Statesmen of the War in Retrospect]. by William Martin. New York, 1928.
[crane.htm">The Static Front] by Michael J. Crane, Sr., 1989 Why There Was No Breakthrough in World War I on the Western Front
'[surafend.htm">The Surafend Affair],' 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
[http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/History.oscSmokes"> They Are Hungry for Smokes] London: The Over-Seas Club, [1914-1918] <P>[http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/History.Morgenthau02"> The Tragedy of Armenia] by Henry Morgenthau London: Spottiswoode & Co., 1918 <P>[http://www.lib.byu.edu/~rdh/wwi/1915/bryce/a00tc.htm"> The Treatment of the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire 1915 - 1916] by Viscount Bryce London: 1916. <P>[treatytruth/tardieu00tc.htm">The Truth about the Treaty] by André Tardieu, 1921. An explanation of the Treaty by a French High Commissioner
[union/interal.html">Union Interalliée]. 33 Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris. 1922
[tbmm_pak.html">U.S. And Bolshevik Relations With The TBMM Government: 1919-1921] by HB Paksoy
[AmerVolunteers/MorseTC.htm">The Vanguard of American Volunteers] by Edwin W. Morse New York: E.P. Dutton, 1919
by Léon Prouvost.
Saint-Etienne: l'Idée libre, 1919.
<i>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
[Belgique/neutre.html">La violation de la neutralité belge et luxembourgeoise par l'Allemagne
]by André Weiss.
New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corp. 1928.
[investor/StaleyTC.html">War and the Private Investor]. by Eugene Staley. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1935.
[WarFacts/wfactsTC.htm">War Facts and Peace Problems] by Arthur J. Frothingham. New York: Committee on Organized Education of the National Security League, 1919 <P>[yockel.htm">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. <P>[Brailsford/APTC.htm">The War of Steel and Gold. A Study of the Armed Peace]. by Henry Noel Brailsford. London, 1918 (1914)
[http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/History.ChapGenPray">The War. Our Sailors and Soldiers: The Chaplain-General's Call for Mid-Day Prayer] by J. Taylor Smith. London: Society for Propagating Christian Knowledge, [1914-1918] <p>">Will You Help These Brave Wounded Men? London: The Over-Seas Club, [1914-1918] <P>
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