Tag Archives: World War I

Book Review: Hero: The Life And Legend Of Lawrence Of Arabia

Hero:  The Life And Legend Of Lawrence Of Arabia, by Michael Korda This book, a sprawling effort of about 700 pages, sufficiently demonstrates the difficulty of writing about its subject.  There are a variety of reasons for that–the subject remains … Continue reading

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Book Review: Seven Pillars Of Wisdom: A Triumph

Seven Pillars Of Wisdom:  A Triumph, by T.E. Lawrence This sprawling book of more than 650 pages is evidence simultaneously of the reason why autobiographies cannot be trusted and also why they cannot be rejected out of hand either.  As … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lawrence In Arabia

Lawrence In Arabia:  War, Deceit, Imperial Folly, And The Making Of The Modern Middle East, by Scott Anderson It is probably best not to know how the modern Middle East was made.  This book focuses on a small set of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Potential Influenza Effects On Military Populations

Potential Influenza Effects On Military Populations, by John Bombardt Jr. & Heidi Brown It is striking to think of the relevance of the 1918 Influenza pandemic and our own current situation.  Even though it appears at present that both the … Continue reading

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Book Review: World War I: The African Front

World War I:  The African Front:  An Imperial War On The African Continent, by Edward Paice In a way, this book does not quite live up to its title.  To be sure, it is a very good book about World … Continue reading

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Book Review: World War I: Opposing Viewpoints

World War I:  Opposing Viewpoints, edited by William Dudley I must say that I like the Opposing Viewpoints series as a whole, and have often enjoyed its takes on various subjects of personal interest [1], and this book is no … Continue reading

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Book Review: World War I: The Western Front

World War I:  The Western Front, by Nicola Barber It is intriguing to see just how many relatively basic books exist about World War I.  In my experience World War I is not generally well known or well-remembered, and yet … Continue reading

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Book Review: World War I: Why They Fought

World War I:  Why They Fought, by Rebecca Rissman The excellent Civil War historian James McPherson once wrote an entire book on the question of why soldiers fought in the American Civil War [1].  This book does not have the … Continue reading

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Book Review: World War I: A Primary Source History

World War I:  A Primary Source History, by Nicholas Saunders For this book’s target audience and purposes, I think it is a fine enough book at introducing the (presumably young reader) to the primary sources that exist about World War … Continue reading

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Book Review: The War To End All Wars

The War To End All Wars:  World War I, by Russell Freedman Spoiler alert:  World War I was not the war to end all wars.  As someone who enjoys reading a lot of books relating to military history, there is … Continue reading

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