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.
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"L'Allemagne au dessus de tout" - la mentalité allemande et la guerre .
by Émile Durkheim. Paris: A. Colin, 1991.
The Allied Bazaar: For the Relief of the Blinded, Starving and Homeless At the Grand Central Palace, New York -- June 3-14, 1916.
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
American Hospital for Italian Wounded: Territorial Hospital N. 10, Italian Red Cross, Committee of Florence.
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
American Volunteers of the Great War
by Alan Albright Full title: "Notable American Volunteers of the Great War"
American Women and the World War
by Ida Clyde Clarke New York: Appleton, 1918. by Henry J. Reilly New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corp. 1928.
Amerika und der Weltkrieg, ein amerikanisches Kriegstagebuch.
by Hugo Münsterberg. Leipzig: J. A. Barth, 1915.
Un Appel des socialistes serbes au monde civilisé
by Douchan Popovitch and J. Katzerlvitch. Paris: Edition du Comité du Parti Socialiste serbe en France, n.d
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.
Bag linierne: Vejen til sejr bygges
[Behind the Lines: Building a Path to Victory: Danish] Leeds: Petty and Sons, n.d.
The Basmachi Movement From Within: Account of Zeki Velidi Togan -
by HB Paksoy
The Battle of 3rd Ypres (Passchendaele)
by Geoffrey Miller, 1996 Analysis of the battle and part of the Great Haig Debate
The Battle of Third Ypres: A Decisive Victory?
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
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]
Belgian Soldiers' Tobacco Fund: Contributed by the American People
London: The Over-Seas Club, [1914-1918] Official Canadian Air Force biography, 1995 by Micheal Shackelford, 1996 The Secret Serbian Terrorist Society
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. 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.
The Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Huachuca
by James P. FinleyHuachuca Illustrated, A Magazine of Fort Huachuca Museum, Volume 1, 1993: Buffalo Soldiers, Punitive Expedition of 1916
The Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Huachuca
by James P. FinleyHuachuca Illustrated, A Magazine of Fort Huachuca Museum, Volume 2 , 1996: Buffalo Soldiers, WWI
Bulletin de la mission laïque Française
Paris: Secrétariat Général de la mission laïque Française, 1917.
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 type=header&id=History.FragmentsV5a 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</P>
Christmas [Brantford] Expositor - Special edition newspaper of Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Christmas 1915 Christmas 1916
Christmas Truce 1914: Operation Plum Puddings
A project to document the Christmas Truce. Includes letters, songs, and other works about this astonishing event.
A Chronology of the Mediation Attempts in July 1914
by Edward Rawes, October 1999
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]
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
The Committee for Men Blinded in Battle
New York: The Committee for Men Blinded in Battle, 1917 by James Peter Warbasse Woods Hole, Massachusetts: J.P. Warbasse, n.d.
A Conversation with Paul Fussell
Humanities, November/December 1996
The Convicted Out of Her Own Mouth: The Record of German Crimes
New York: George H. Doran, 1917
The Death of Manfred von Richthofen:
Who fired the fatal shot? by Dr. M. Geoffrey Miller, 1998 Yankee humor, 1918
The Destruction of Belgium: Germany's Confession and Avoidance
London: William Heinemann, 1916
La Deuxième Bataille de la Marne
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.
A Dishonoured Army - German Atrocities in France: With Unpublished Records
By J.H. Morgan London: Spottiswoode & Co., n.d.
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 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 by Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, 1919. 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.
Foreign Evidence on the War at the Italian Front, 1915-1918
by Benito Mussolini Rome: Novissima, [1933?]
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. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1917
Gennem sump og skov: de Britiske felttog i Afrika
[Through Swamp and Jungle -- The British Campaign in Africa: Danish]
Bristol: Rankin Bros., n.d.
The Geography of the Great War
by Frank M. McMurry New York: Macmillan, 1920.<p>
German Barbarians: What They Say.
Paris: French War Office, n.d.
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. 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.
Haeng I: Britiske kvinders arbejde i krigstid
["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]
'''Haig: ''Was'' He a Great Captain?'''
by Geoffrey Miller, 1996 An indictment of General Haig. Part of the [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.
L'héroïsme pendant la guerre: portraits de la belle France</i>
by Maurice Talmeyr Paris: Perrin, 1918.
Hetz-Karikaturen: zur Psychologie der Entente
[Caricatures Designed to Enrage: Toward a Psychology of Entente] Berlin: Curtius, 1917 - Foreword in German, cartoons in French -
Histoire illustrée de la Guerre de 1914
by Gabriel Hanotaux (17 volumes) Paris: Gounouilhou, 1915 Digitized by the University of Wisconsin Madison Libraries.
The Hoover Institution Archives' Holdings on World War,
The Imperial Japanese Mission, 1917
Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Endowment, 1918 With texts of documents in appendix New York: Sam Gabriel & Co., 1918
Inside Knowledge: API-API and the Netherlands' Mobilization
by Hubert P. van Tuyll, 1997
Ireland---Enemy of the Allies?
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
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, Organizer of Victory
by Harold Begbie London, 1915.
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]
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. Guides Illustrés Michelin des Champs de Bataille 1914-1918 Paris: Michelin. 1918.
The 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.
The Microbe-Culture at Bukarest: Discoveries at the German Legation from the Rumanian Official Documents
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1917
Native Soldiers, Foreign Battlefields:
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.
On the Edge of the Gunpowder Barrel:
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
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
Reconstruction and World War I
by Lesley D. Slavitt, 1994
A Reference Handbook on the War
by R.A. Barron Edmonton: Ministry of Education, 1994
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
The Role of Railways In The War
by Edwin A. Pratt by Micheal Shackelford, 1997 The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
The Secret Treaties and Understandings
by F. Seymour Cocks London: Union of Democratic Control,  from the Soviet Encyclopaedia by Charles Lucieto New York, 1927
Statesmen of the War in Retrospect
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
'[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 London: The Over-Seas Club, [1914-1918] by Henry Morgenthau London: Spottiswoode & Co., 1918
The Treatment of the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire 1915 - 1916
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
U.S. And Bolshevik Relations With The TBMM Government: 1919-1921
by HB Paksoy
The Vanguard of American Volunteers
by Edwin W. Morse New York: E.P. Dutton, 1919
Le Vatican et la guerre: notes et commentaires sur 'Le baptême de sang' par l'abbé Daniel</i>
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)
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La violation de la neutralité belge et luxembourgeoise par l'Allemagne
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.
The War of Steel and Gold. A Study of the Armed Peace
by Henry Noel Brailsford London, 1918 (1914)
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]
Will You Help These Brave Wounded Men?
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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